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Channing Tatum

Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and film producer.[1] He began his career as a fashion model before turning to film roles, having starred in She's the Man (2006), Step Up (2006), Fighting (2009), Public Enemies (2009), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and Dear John (2010).

Early life

Channing Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay, an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction.[2][3][4] His ancestry includes Irish, French and Native American.[5][6] Tatum's family moved to Mississippi when he was six, and he grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he enjoyed a rural existence.[5][7]

Tatum was athletic while growing up, playing football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always [his] biggest distraction in school."[5] As a child, he practiced kung fu.[8] Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa, Florida area and initially attended Gaither High School before going to Tampa Catholic High School.[9] He graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic.

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Afterward, Tatum was awarded a football scholarship to Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, but he turned it down. He returned home and started working odd jobs. US Weekly reported that around this time Tatum began working as an exotic dancer at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford."[10] In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out. I'd like Nicolas Refn, who did the movie Bronson, to do it because he's insane for it."[11]

He later moved to Miami, where he was discovered on the street by a model talent scout.


Early work

Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video,[2] after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid $400 for the job. His first experience was in the fashion industry as a model, working for such noted clients such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch. He soon moved into television commercials, landing national spots for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002. He subsequently signed with a modelling agency in Miami, Page 305 (Page Parkes Modeling Agency), and appeared in Vogue magazine. He soon appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani. He was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Faces" of October 2001.[5] Tatum also signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy and Ford Models in New York City.

Tatum has said that his modelling career has helped him with his life, specifying that "It's made my life, and my family's life, a lot easier, because I never knew what I wanted to do and now they don't really have to worry about me anymore. I've been able to explore life, and through exploring it I've found that I love art, I love writing, I love acting, I love all the things that make sense to me. And I've been given the chance to go out and see the world, and to see all the things out there. Not everyone gets that chance".[5]


In 2004, Tatum started his acting career, appearing in an episode of the television series CSI: Miami. His first feature film role was in 2005's high school drama, Coach Carter, playing Jason Lyle, a basketball player opposite Samuel L. Jackson; Tatum also appeared in rapper Twista's "Hope" music video, which accompanied the film. In the same year, Tatum had a role as a factory endorsed top motocross racer in Supercross, and part of the supporting cast in Havoc. He was also in Ciara's music video, Get Up, which featured Chamillionare. Although Tatum has said that he loves modeling, he has taken a break from the profession to concentrate on his acting career, saying that he prefers making more mature films.

Tatum was originally scheduled to play Genghis Khan in the film Mongol,[12] but was replaced by actor Tadanobu Asano. He was eventually cast in the film She's the Man, where he plays Duke, the love interest of Viola Hastings, Amanda Bynes's character. The film opened on March 17, 2006, and it was a modest success at the box office, grossing about $57 million worldwide.

That same year, in 2006, Tatum starred in Step Up, a dance-themed romance, playing a rebellious hip-hop dancer who must partner with a ballerina who is in training played by Jenna Dewan which opened on August 11, 2006. The film earned a total of $21 million in its opening weekend and $114 million worldwide. Later that year, Tatum played in the 1980s-set drama A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Shia LaBeouf, in which he plays Antonio, a street youth in Astoria, Queens who uses his fists to solve problems. Tatum has described the latter film as his "first dramatic role"; his performance received positive notices at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, where the film premiered.[13] The acclaim continued when he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor".[14]

A photo of Channing Tatum the set of Channing Tatum's film 'Fighting'


A photo of Channing Tatum the set of Channing Tatum's film 'Fighting'


In 2008, Tatum co-starred in director Kimberly Peirce's film Stop-Loss, about soldiers returning home from the Iraq War, and in director Stuart Townsend's film Battle in Seattle, about the 1999 protest of the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Tatum played in the indie film The Trap, which was directed by Rita Wilson. He was chosen for a role in the film Poor Things, starring Lindsay Lohan, Shirley MacLaine, Rosario Dawson, and Olympia Dukakis, but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts.

Tatum and Dito Montiel, who worked together on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, reteamed on the action drama Fighting for Rogue Pictures. Tatum starred as Sean McArthur, a young man who scrapes up a living scalping tickets in New York City. Tatum next appeared in writer/director/producer Michael Mann's 2009 crime drama Public Enemies, playing the 1930s American gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. The same year, Tatum starred as Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Paramount Pictures' live-action film based on the popular Hasbro action figures. He also played a soldier in Dear John, a Screen Gems film based on a popular Nicholas Sparks bestseller.

Tatum and Dito Montiel will join forces again when Channing stars in 2010's action thriller The Brotherhood of the Rose. Montiel will both write and direct the film. The story is a cat-and-mouse espionage tale about two orphans raised by a top CIA agent to become assassins. When their operations go awry, they find themselves on the run, caught in a conspiracy and hunted by the most dangerous spies in the world. The book was previously adapted as a two-part NBC miniseries in 1989 that starred David Morse, Peter Strauss, Connie Sellecca, and Robert Mitchum.

Along with friends Reid Carolin, Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez,[16] and wife Jenna Dewan, Tatum has started a production company called 33andOut Productions.[17] Their first production is a documentary called Earth Made of Glass that follows the Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu. The film was selected to premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Tatum is currently in negotiations to star alongside Jonah Hill in the film adaptation of 21 Jump Street.[18]

Personal life

In 2006, Tatum met Jenna Dewan on the set of Step Up. They began dating shortly after filming had finished.[19] The couple became engaged in early September 2008 in Maui, Hawaii.[3] On Saturday, July 11, 2009, they were married on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California.[20]


Year Film Role Notes
2005 Coach Carter Jason Lyle  
Havoc Nick Direct-to-video
Supercross Rowdy Sparks  
2006 She's the Man Duke Orsino  
Step Up Tyler Gage  
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Antonio Limited release
2007 The Trap Greg  
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Tyler Gage cameo
Stop-Loss Steve Shriver  
Battle in Seattle Johnson Limited release
2009 Sparks   Sundance Film Festival
Fighting Shawn MacArthur  
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Duke/Conrad Hauser  
2010 Dear John John Tyree  
Earth Made of Glass Executive Producer with Jenna Dewan Post-Production
2011 Haywire TBA Post-Production
The Dilemma Zip Post-Production
The Eagle Marcus Aquila Post-Production
Son of No One TBA Post-Production
The Stanford Prison Experiment TBA Announced
Ten Year Jonathan Announced
2012 The Vow Leo Post-production
Ion TBA Announced
G.I. Joe 2 Duke/Conrad Hauser Announced

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Film Result Notes
2006 Independent Spirit Award "Best Supporting Actor" A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Nominated Awarded to Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Won Shared between Robert Downey, Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson, Chazz Palminteri, and Dianne Wiest
2008 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Drama Stop-Loss Won  
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Drama Step Up 2: The Streets Won Shared with Step Up 2: The Streets cast
Teen Choice Award Choice MySpacer   Nominated Awarded to Ryan Sheckler
2009 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Drama Fighting Nominated  
2010 MTV Movie Award Best Male Performance Dear John Nominated  
MTV Movie Award Best Ass Kicking Star G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Nominated  
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Won[21]  
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Drama Dear John Nominated  
Teen Choice Award Choice Movie: Chemistry Dear John Nominated Shared with Amanda Seyfried

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