Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
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Channing Tatum Biography

Channing Tatum, born as "Channing Matthew Tatum" (born April 26, 1980), is an American actor and film producer, best known for his roles in "Step Up" (2006), "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" (2009), "Dear John" (2010), "The Vow" (2012), "21 Jump Street" (2012), "Magic Mike" (2012), and "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013). He has also appeared in films such as "Coach Carter" (2005), "She's the Man" (2006), "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" (2006), "Fighting" (2009), and "The Dilemma" (2010). While known for his dramatic performances in "Dear John" and "The Vow", he has also ventured into more comedic roles. Earlier in his career he worked variously as a dancer, model and stripper.

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Channing Tatum Awards

2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor in a Comedy 21 Jump Street (2012). Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice Male Hottie Nominated
2013 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic Movie Actor 21 Jump Street (2012). Nominated
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance Magic Mike (2012). Nominated
2013 Central Ohio Film Critics Association Actor of the Year 21 Jump Street (2012), Haywire (2011), The Vow (2012) and Magic Mike (2012). Nominated

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Channing Tatum Trivia

  • Has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana and Aeropostale. In 2002, starred in commercials for both Mountain Dew ("Drive") and Pepsi ("Scratching").
  • His first fashion show was at Level Nightclub in South Beach, Miami (November 2000) for Men's Health magazine. His friend Vincent De Paul asked him to do the show with him. After the fashion show, he began booking editorials for Ocean Drive magazine and his modeling career began.
  • Is of Native American, Irish and French descent.
  • Was sent to a military school in ninth grade, where he joined the football team and intended to get a scholarship to play after graduation.
  • Big break was being cast in Ricky Martin's music video "She Bangs", where he was paid $400 for a 7-day shoot.
  • Moved from Alabama to Mississippi at age 6, where his family lived on a bayou.
  • Stills spends his summer time with his grandparents back in Alabama
  • Auditioned for the role of Gambit in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) before the role was eliminated.
  • Had worked as a construction worker, a mortgage broker, a salesman at the cologne counter of Dillard's, and a worker in a puppy/kitty nursery before started a modeling career.
  • Became good friends with Adam Scarimbolo and Shia LaBeouf on the set of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006).
  • He is the older stepbrother of actor/singer Christopher Anderson.
  • Received a full athletic football scholarship at Glenville State College in West Virginia, but he dropped out of college.
  • When in ninth grade, he was given the option of either military school or a private school; Channing chose the military school.
  • During his time in school, he played football, soccer, track and baseball.
  • His first fashion show was at Level Nightclub in South Beach, Miami, for Men's Health magazine.
  • Attended the Deena Levy Theatre Studio.
  • Favourite childhood film was The Goonies (1985).
  • When he was a child, his grandparents raised him during the summers.
  • Made the transition from modeling to acting because he didn't find modeling challenging enough for him.
  • Signed with Innovative Artists, a talent agency, to improve his acting career.
  • Has played a character called Duke twice, once in She's the Man (2006) and again in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009).
  • Has a dog named Meeka with his fiancée Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
  • Engaged to Jenna Dewan-Tatum his co-star from the movie Step Up (2006) as of September 10, 2008.
  • People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2012.
  • Father of his first child with wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Daughter named Everly was born May 31, 2013 in London, England.

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  • Shaved head and ripped body
  • Deep resonant voice

Channing Tatum Photos

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    "White House Down" New York City Premiere - Arrivals

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    "White House Down" New York City Premiere – Arrivals

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    "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" UK Premiere - Arrivals

  • Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

    85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    24th Annual Producers Guild Awards - Arrivals

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    "Magic Mike" Germany Photocall

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