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The Life of Channing Tatum

By mh3128
  • Birthdate

    Channing Matthew Tatum was born on April 26th 1980 in Cullman Alabama. His parents are Kay and Glenn Tatum.
  • Changing Places

    Changing Places
    At this time, the Tatum family packed their stuff and moved. Channing was only about 6 when he had to leave his hometown. They traveled all the way to Mississippi where Channing grew up in the bayou by the Mississippi River.
  • Early Life

    Early Life
    Tatum was athletic while growing up, playing football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts. Tatum attended Gaither High School before going to Tampa Catholic High School. He graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic. Afterward, Tatum was awarded a football scholarship to Glenville State College but turned it down.
  • Early Work

    Early Work
    Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video, after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid $400 for the job. He signed with a modelling agency in Miami, and appeared in Vogue magazine.
  • Modeling

    Channing soon appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch and many more companies. He was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Faces" of October 2001. Tatum also signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy and Ford Models in New York City.
  • First Real Acting Job

    First Real Acting Job
    Tatum landed his first real acting job in an episode of the television series CSI: Miami and decided to pursue acting full time. He made acting his full time job. Channing finally found his career he loved.
  • Coach Carter

    Coach Carter
    His first feature film role was in 2005's high school drama, Coach Carter, playing Jason Lyle, a basketball player. Tatum also appeared in rapper Twista's "Hope" music video, which accompanied the film.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. <a href='' >Coach Ca
  • Still Acting

    Still Acting
    Channing was eventually cast in the film She's the Man, where he plays Duke. The film opened on March 17, 2006, and it was a modest success at the box office, grossing about $57 million worldwide.
  • Step Up

    Step Up
    That same year, 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.
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  • "Best Supporting Actor"

    "Best Supporting Actor"
    Later that year, Tatum played in the 1980s-set drama A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Channing 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. The acclaim continued when he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor"
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  • Personal Life

    Personal Life
    Tatum met actress Jenna Dewan on the set of Step Up. They began dating shortly after filming had finished. The couple became engaged in early September 2008 in Maui, Hawaii. On Saturday, July 11, 2009, they were married on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards, in Malibu, California.
  • Acting Career

    Acting Career
    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, Tatum next appeared in writer/director/producer Michael Mann's 2009 crime drama Public Enemies. The same year, Tatum starred as Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, He also played a soldier in Dear John, a Screen Gems film based on a popular Nicholas Sparks Bestseller.
  • Joining Together

    Joining Together
    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.
  • 33andOut Productions

    33andOut Productions
    Along with friends Reid Carolin, Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez, and wife Jenna Dewan, Tatum has started a production company called 33andOut Productions. Their first production is a documentary called Earth Made of Glass. 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.
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  • Carrying on his Career

    Carrying on his Career
    As of right now Channing Tatum is following his dream of becoming an actor, starring in many movies, and having many more to come. He's still married to Jenna and they are both very successful.