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Julian McMahon

An actor who delivers a heady combination of charisma and intensity to his roles, Julian McMahon has impressed critics and audiences alike with his work.

McMahon recently starred in Premonition opposite Sandra Bullock. The film revolves around a woman who has a premonition that her husband will die in a car crash and sets out to prevent it. This film marks the Hollywood debut of German director Mennan Yapo and is a Hyde Park production for TriStar and MGM.

McMahon first appeared as Dr. Doom in the 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios summer hit Fantastic Four. Directed by Tim Story and based on the Marvel Comics franchise, the film follows four superheroes who develop superpowers when their spaceship is exposed to radiation. The film also starred Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba and Chris Evans.

McMahon was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Drama for the second season of the FX original drama series Nip/Tuck. Currently in production on the fourth season, the show was created and is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, and stars McMahon opposite Dylan Walsh and Joely Richardson as 'Dr. Christian Troy' who shares a booming plastic surgery practice with his best friend 'Dr. Sean McNamara' (Walsh). The two doctors serve as a moral and ethical yin and yang both in their professional and personal lives, navigating their way through problems and challenges that are sometimes tragic and oftentimes stretch the boundaries of the imagination. McMahon was previously nominated for a Golden Satellite Award in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category.

McMahon stars in the independent film Prisoner for writer/directors David Alford and Robert Lynne. McMahon stars as 'Derek Plato,' a Hollywood film director who, while scouting an abandoned prison for his next film, is taken hostage by a jailer. Derek is held captive on death row, where he is forced to delve deeply into his past and his work. Ultimately, he discovers what caused him to become a voyeuristic, arrogant man. The film also stars Elias Koteas, Dagmara Dominczyk, Kim Raver, Rocky Carroll and Tom Guiry.

Previously, McMahon made an impression on television audiences via his roles as 'Detective John Grant' on the award-winning NBC drama series Profiler and the tortured demon, 'Cole Turner' on the popular WB series Charmed.

Hailing from Australia, McMahon was known to audiences for his lead role in the primetime drama, The Power, The Passion. He then joined the cast of the hit series Home and Away which has also starred Guy Pearce, Heath Ledger, Martin Henderson and Naomi Watts among others. In 1992, McMahon broke into American television when he was cast as 'Ian Rain' on the daytime drama Another World. He also co¬starred in the cable movies In Quiet Night and Another Day, executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Shannen Doherty and Brad Renfro. His other television credits include a guest starring role on Will & Grace.

Additional feature film credits include Meet Market opposite Elizabeth Berkeley and Aisha Tyler, Wet and Wild Summer with Elliot Gould and Chasing Sleep with Jeff Daniels. He has also starred on stage, most notably in the Sydney and Melbourne productions of Love Letters.

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Julian McMahon Facts

Birth NameJulian Dana William McMahon
BirthdayJuly 27, 1968 (54)
BirthplaceSydney, Australia
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Julian McMahon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Charmed: The Complete Series
Nip/Tuck: Season 5, Part 2
Nip/Tuck: The Sixth and Final Season
Childhood's End
Nip/Tuck: Season 5, Part 1
Nip/Tuck: Season 4
Fire With Fire
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