Airs: Monday 2:00AM
Cast: Dylan Walsh, Julian McMahon, Joely Richardson, John Hensley, Roma Maffia, Kelly Carlson, Linda Klein, Valerie Cruz
Dr. Sean McNamara (DYLAN WALSH) and Dr. Christian Troy (JULIAN McMAHON), two plastic surgeons, close friends and business partners who own an overwhelmingly successful plastic surgery practice, attempt to bring inner peace and visceral contentment to their patients through external cosmetic procedures. Although their clients aspire to cover up their pain, it is the surgeons who truly wear the masks of anguish and unhappiness, sadness and disillusionment. For more than two decades, they have shared a love for the same woman, Julia McNamara (JOELY RICHARDSON), who despite being married to Sean, has loved both men. And at midlife, the doctors question the prosperity that has brought them so much -- and has offered so little.
Following his divorce from Julia, who is now living in New York with her two younger children, Sean sold his half of McNamara/Troy and departed Miami for Los Angeles. Having ended his engagement, Christian soon followed, thus relocating McNamara/Troy to the West Coast. Dr. Liz Cruz (ROMA MAFFIA) also joins the new McNamara/Troy for a fresh start, as she recovers physically and emotionally from past loves. And Matt McNamara (JOHN HENSLEY) and Kimber Henry (KELLY CARLSON) have gotten married and now have a baby daughter. In a city where they are professionally unknown, and where residents yearn for fame, Sean and Christian struggle for success.
In the fifth season premiere, Sean and Christian settle into their new plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills and struggle to build it from the ground up. New opportunities arise after they meet a slick Hollywood publicist who offers to help raise their reputation through the media rather than via their surgical abilities. Recurring guest star OLIVER PLATT appears as Freddy Prune, recurring guest star BRADLEY COOPER appears as Aidan Stone, guest star CRAIG BIERKO appears as Bob Easton, guest star DAPHNE ZUNIGA appears as Carly Summers, recurring guest star JENNIFER COOLIDGE appears as Candy Richards, recurring guest star PAULA MARSHALL appears as Kate Tinsley, guest star TIA CARRERE appears as Mistress Dark Pain and recurring guest star LAUREN HUTTON appears as Fiona McNeil.
08 December 2010
Episode 20/22: Budi Putra
Sean and Teddy (recurring guest star KATEE SACKHOFF) explore their relationship and Christian relates to a patient with a unique condition
Meet the cast:
Dylan Walsh as Dr. Sean McNamara
Walsh's first role was in a television movie called Soldier Boys with James Earl Jones. He then landed a role in the movie Loverboy and a regular role on the television series Kate & Allie. In 1989, he started using the name Dylan Walsh professionally. He continued to work in films, such as Betsy's Wedding, Congo, and playing Paul Newman's son in Nobody's Fool, as well as making television appearances in shows like the police drama Brooklyn South, The Twilight Zone and more recently, Everwood. In 2003, Walsh landed the role of Sean McNamara on Nip/Tuck, after being approached by series creator Ryan Murphy in a coffee shop. Murphy remembered him from his role in Nobody's Fool and in a TV movie. He starred in the remake of The Stepfather, released in October 2009.
Julian McMahon as Dr. Christian Troy
Julian McMahon was born to former Prime Minister of Australia Sir William and Lady Sonia McMahon. Julian studied law at the University of Sydney, but he became bored after one year. His appearance in a TV commercial promoting jeans in his home country made him popular enough to be cast as the lead in The Power, the Passion (1989). After 18 months, he starred in Home and Away (1988), where he won a best actor award from a national magazine. McMahon later performed on stage, appearing in a musical version of Home and Away as well as in Love Letters. After a lead role in the feature film Wet and Wild Summer! (1992), he went to Hollywood to read for American projects. In 1992, he was cast on Another World (1964). After two years, he left to appear in several plays in Los Angeles. He also appeared in the feature film Magenta (1996) before landing a role on Profiler (1996). In his free time, McMahon enjoys surfing, biking, and cooking. He is a fan of baseball, football and basketball, and he collects classic books.
Joely Richardson as Julia McNamara
For Joely the theatre must be in her genes. Daughter of Tony Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave, and granddaughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave, she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and her sister Natasha Richardson is also an actress. Former husband Tim Bevan is a producer. However the genes were slow - as a child she saw her older sister Natasha interested in acting but she was imagining a career in tennis. Her father put his foot down, and tennis was out. British by birth, she considers herself a sort of honorary Yank, having attended boarding school at Thacher in Ojai, California. Beginning in the 80s film became her life, from small parts in Wetherby (1985) to BBC dramas such as Lady Chatterley (1993) (TV) to today's Disney studio going to the dogs in 101 Dalmatians (1996).
John Hensley as Matt McNamara
Born in KY, John's parents divorced when he was 3. He and his sister split their time between both parents, but did not seem to mind this arrangement. John did not intend on acting until he tried out for a
school play. Although he was not cast, he was hooked on acting, and decided to take a week long trip to New York, where he met his future manager. John says that he would have been just as content to rangle horses on the farm, if acting had not panned out. He had not decided to choose acting as a permanent career, until he had gotten the call back from his soon-to-be manager.
Roma Maffia as Dr. Liz Cruz
From a hit television drama to a medley of feature films, Roma Maffia graces the entertainment mediums with her trademark sophistication and charismatic appeal. Most recently, Roma wrapped production on Yonkers Joe. She also completed production on the crime story Kingshighway. Also in the can is the psychological thriller, Ghost Image. Roma started her acting career performing off-Broadway, off-off Broadway and in regional productions ranging from Shakespeare to Sam Shephard. At a benefit reading for the New Group in New York, she was asked by casting director Jane Jenkins to audition for a role in The Paper. Roma took her first trip to Hollywood and her career quickly flourished. She soon met television producer David E. Kelley, who cast her as in Chicago Hope. Roma then landed a plum role in Disclosure. Roma quickly landed feature film roles in Nick of Time, Eraser and Double Jeopardy. Additional feature credits include I Am Sam; Kiss The Girls; Holes, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her. For television, Roma starred in Profiler. Her telefilm credits include Consensual Relations; Mistrial and The Defenders. She had recurring roles on Law & Order and ER, and she has guest-starred on numerous television shows, including Ghost Whisperer, Strong Medicine, The West Wing and The Sopranos. In her free time, Roma is actively involved with the non-profit organization. Although she is happiest when acting, Roma also finds time to run on her treadmill, write, play ping-pong and hang out with her two dogs, Lou Lu and Lucky.
Kelly Carlson as Kimber Henry
Known to many as Kimber Henry on the FX surgery drama Nip/Tuck, Kelly Carlson is a model-turned-actress who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She began her acting career performing in small local stage productions, then entered the modeling world, appearing in ad campaigns for products such as Miller Lite, Oliver People Sunglasses, Rembrandt, to name a few. In 2001, Carlson made her screen debut with a bit part as a biker babe in 3000 Miles to Graceland. It wasn't until 2003 that Kelly caught the biggest break of her career as she was tapped to portray a Miami model/porn star in the pilot episode of Nip/Tuck. For the show's first two years, she held on to a recurring role as the girlfriend of Dr. Christian Troy, played by Julian McMahon. She then became a series regular as the third season began. Kelly also made guest appearances on other TV shows, namely Everwood, CSI, and CSI: Miami. During her stint on the FX drama series, Carlson also took on movie projects -- playing Pvt. Charlie Soda in the direct-to-video sequel, Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and the onscreen wife of WWE superstar John Cena in The Marine (2006). While promoting their movie together, Kelly made several appearances on various events for the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise. In 2008, she was also seen in the Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy, Made of Honor.
Linda Klein as Nurse Linda
Linda Klein is an American registered nurse and actress best known for her recurring role as Nurse Linda on the television shows Grey's Anatomy and Nip/Tuck.
Valerie Cruz as Grace Santiago
Valerie is of Cuban ancestry and has appeared in films such as The Shooter and Cellular and stars as Grace Santiago. She has also made guest appearances in series such as Grey's Anatomy, Las Vegas, and took on the role of Connie Murphy, a tough Chicago police detective, in SciFi Channel's The Dresden Files and that of the wife of Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado (played by Jimmy Smits) on season three of the Showtime hit Dexter.