Born Julian Dana William McMahon on the 27th July 1968, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, he is an actor and model, best known to the world for appearing in TV series “Nip\Tuck” (2003-2010) as Christian Troy, Cole Turner in “Charmed” (2000-2005), in the “Fantastic Four” films franchise as Victor Doom, and in “Red” (2010) as Robert Santon, among other productions. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since the late 1980s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Julian McMahon is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that McMahon`s net worth is as high as $16 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry as an actor and model.
Julian McMahon Net Worth $16 Million
Julian is the son of the former Australian prime minister William McMahon and his wife Sonia. He was educated at the private boys-only Sydney Grammar School, and after matriculation he enrolled at the University of Sydney where he studied law, but soon left to enroll at the University of Wollongong, studying economics, but that also didn`t keep himlong. Instead of studies, Julian focused on a career as a model, and soon he was touring European cities Milan, London, Paris, and also started building his name in the USA, mainly New York.
His net worth began to increase, and also his career began to develop, as he started to appear on television, initially in commercials, but in 1989 made his acting debut in the TV series “The Power, The Passion” as Kane Edmonds. The next year he was selected to portray Ben Lucini in the soap opera “Home And Away” (1990-1991), then in 1992 he had a supporting role in the comedy film “Wet And Wild Summer”, with Christopher Atkins and Rebecca Cross. Four years later he was cast in the role of Detective John Grant in the crime investigation TV series “Profiler” (1996-2000), which not only increased his net worth, but also boosted his popularity.
After his tenure in the show ended, he secured the role of Cole Turner in the supernatural TV series “Charmed”, alongside Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs, staying in the show until 2005, but simultaneously auditioning for the role of Christian Troy in the TV series “Nip\Tuck”, running in it until its end in 2010, which added a substantial amount to his net worth.
As “Nip\Tuck” was becoming more and more popular, so was Julian`s name, and in 2005 he got the part of the super villain Victor Doom in the Tim Story`s directed film “Fantastic Four” with Jessica Alba and Chris Evans in lead roles, and he repeated the role two years later in “Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer”. He also had notable roles in “Premonition” (2007), and “Prisoner” in the same year. Four years later he appeared alongside Milla Jovovich in “Faces In The Crowd”, and in 2012 he featured in the film “Fire With Fire”, starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson, increasing further his net worth. The next year he appeared in the film “Paranoia” with Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford as leads, and in 2014 he in the film “You`re Not You”.
Most recently, Julian has been portraying Lionel McCarthy in the new Syfy channel TV series “Hunters”.
Regarding his personal life, Julian has been married to Kelly Paniagua since 2014. Previously he was married to actress and singer Dannii Minogue, sister of Kylie Minogue, from 1994 until 1995, and his second marriage was to actress Brooke Burns(1999-2001)’ they have a daughter.
Julian and current wife Kelly Paniagua were boyfriend/girlfriend for eleven years when Julian proposed, but were only engaged for six months before their wedding ceremony, in Lake Tahoe, California, in August 2014.
Because Julian's father, Sir Billy McMahon was 60 years old when Julian was born, Julian was still a few month's shy of his 20th birthday when his father died, age 80, in March 1988.
Daughter Madison "helped" Julian to propose marriage to Julian's long-time girlfriend, now third wife, Kelly Paniagua, over the Atlantic Ocean, mid-flight to Paris, France.
Filmed his last episode of Nip/Tuck (2003) (landmark 100th episode) on June 19, 2009.
Listed #6 Hottest TV Docs for his role in Nip/Tuck (2003) by TV Guide (2009).
Listed #10 Fox Tops Favourite TV Medics for his role on Nip/Tuck (2003) (in 2009).
Nominated as Television A-List Actor for 2009 Bravo A-List Awards.
Celebrated his 40th birthday (July 27, 2008) with some friends in Los Angeles by taking a pub crawl through the city aboard a London-style, double-decker bus.
Named one of the "25 Most Beautiful People" by Aussie WHO Magazine in 2005.
When he made a guest appearance on The View (1997) in October 2006, he presented a rug to Rosie O'Donnell as a joke. The rug was used in a love scene between the two in the fourth season of Nip/Tuck (2003).
Listed #13 top highest earner (with $6.7 million) on BRW Top 50 Aussie Entertainers List (2008).
Got the role of Christian Troy in Nip/Tuck (2003) after giving personally an audition tape made in his kitchen to series producers and auditioning six times. The part was initially called "Christian Vega" and was written for a Latin male.
Was rugby player in Rugby Union team and captain of rowing team in Australia.
His home is the highest house in Hollywood Hills and the closest to the Hollywood sign.
Has worked as gardener and ice cream salesman.
Was honored with the "Excellence in Entertainment Award" during the G'Day USA Week in 2008.
Won the "Breakthrough of the Year Award" as outstanding male performance for Nip/Tuck (2003) in 2003.
Was listed as one of "50 Sexiest Men Alive" by People Magazine in 2004.
Was listed as one of "Fun Fearless Males" by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2007.
Was named "Givenchy Man of the Year" in 1990.
Is a militant non-smoker.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film Fantastic Four (2005); he failed to receive a nomination, however.
I've always thought the show should have been simpler than it was, so for me, it was nice to have a little less than what we've been expanding upon for the last number of years
There is a wealth of Australian talent in Hollywood right now but we're all pretty busy and it's not as though we're best mates. When we see each other, we say hello.
I like the oppourtunity to play characters who have these dark sides but make the audience empathise with them. You want them to think there is some kind of sweeter, softer side to it.
I always look back on Home and Away (1988) with fondness, especially when I'm in the UK. But I had no idea what I was doing back then. I just fell into acting. It was only later that I became passionate about it.