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Julian McMahon of 'FBI: Most Wanted' Has a Daughter Who Grew up to Be Gorgeous — Meet Madison Elizabeth

Oyin Balogun
May 07, 2020
11:00 A.M.
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"Nip/Tuck" star Julian McMahon has been married three times over the last three decades. He is currently married to model Kelly Paniagua and has a grownup daughter Madison Elizabeth, from his second marriage to actress Brooke Burns. 


The talented actor has been a mainstay in the entertainment world since his first television appearance portraying Ben Lucini in the massively successful Australian soap opera "Home and Away" from 1989 to 1991.

His work in Television gained him much recognition, but he is best known for his role in "Nip/Tuck," where he played the lead role throughout the entire series' run.

Julian McMahon acting as Jess LaCroix on the set of "FBI: Most Wanted" | Photo: Getty Images


Julian has also starred in some major Hollywood flicks, which include the "Fantastic Four" franchise, "Premonition," "Red," "Bait," amongst several others.

He currently plays the role of Jess LaCroix on the CBS crime drama "FBI: Most Wanted." Away from acting, the 51-year-old actor hasn't always enjoyed the same level of success in his emotional life, with two failed marriages.

Julian McMahon's spouses include Dannii Minogue and Brooke Burns, with whom he had his only child, daughter Madison Elizabeth McMahon.



Julian McMahon shares daughter Madison Elizabeth with his ex-wife Brooke Burns. The former couple got married in 1999. The pair welcomed their daughter on June 11, 2000, and divorced a few months later in 2001.

Despite their divorce, Julian and Burns have done a great job of co-parenting their daughter. Madison shares her time between both parents, and thankfully there has been no dispute between the former couple who continue to make strides in their career.


Madison Elizabeth, 19, is all grown up now and is currently in college. Earlier in the year, the "Red" star was a guest on the Rachael Ray Show, where he admitted he was a big fan of Rachael. He also talked about his love for cooking and how he had to cook for his daughter every evening while she was growing up. In his words:

"Raising her, I cooked pretty much every night, and I made her breakfast and stuff. And that becomes a little routine-ish, I guess to a certain extent."


In 2014, Madison helped her dad to propose to his longtime girlfriend, model Kelly Paniagua. The couple had been dating for 11 years, and Julian had planned to propose to Kelly in Paris. 

But while on the plane Julian had a change of heart and after discussing his plans with his 14-year-old daughter, the talented actor asked Kelly to marry him right there on the flight. Six months later, the couple got married in a romantic ceremony at Lake Tahoe, California.


Through the years, Julian and Madison have developed an incredible father-daughter bond. In December 2019, the beautiful college student took to her Instagram account to share an adorable picture of her and her dad. Showing support for her dad, she wrote in the caption:

"hiii how are ya go support my dads new insta page #fbimostwanted @julianmcmahonofficial."


Before his marriage to Madison's mother, Brooke Burns, the father of one, was married to Australian pop star and his "Home and Away" co-star Dannii Minogue. The couple got married in January 1994 and divorced after 18 months of marriage. 

Julian was recently reunited with his ex-sister-in-law, Kylie Minogue, on the set of "Swinging Safari," where the two share a snog during a scene. Speaking about his marriage to Dannii, Julian said:

"But Dannii and I loved each other — the relationship didn't work, but we had an incredible relationship when we had it. And Kylie was an amazing sister-in-law."



In 2019 Julian landed the lead role in CBS' television crime drama series "FBI: Most Wanted," which is the "FBI" spin-off executive produced by Dick Wolf.

"FBI: Most Wanted" is an American television crime drama series created by René Balcer, which premiered on January 7, 2020, and currently has 13 episodes. 

Julian portrays the character of Jess Lacroix, FBI Supervisory Special Agent who is in charge of a highly skilled mobile undercover unit that is in constant pursuit of dangerous criminals.


On why he took the role on the "FBI Most Wanted" TV show, Julian explained that he couldn't pass up the chance to work with Dick Wolf. The actor explained:

"When you get something from Dick Wolf, it's not something you just casually look at."

Earlier in January, the actor made an appearance on "CBS This Morning," where he talked about the show and his character, describing him as "fascinating."


Meanwhile, production of the show has shut down since March 12, due to concerns over the spread of the novel Coronavirus. It was also confirmed by Deadline that a crew member on the set of the CBS crime series tested positive for COVID-19.  

Director Lexi Alexander took to Twitter to register her displeasure in how the Studio handled the situation. She revealed how someone from HR called her and casually informed her about the development. In a series of tweets, Lexi wrote:

"A Human Resource person just called to tell me that someone on the crew of my last job tested positive for Covid 19. Then she casually told me not to worry that I'm probably not infected..."


No definite date has been given for when production will continue, but fans of the show are eagerly waiting for the crime series to return to their screens. 


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