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Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum
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Tatum in July 2015
Channing Matthew Tatum

(1980-04-26) April 26, 1980 (age 41)
  • Actor
  • producer
  • dancer
Years active2000-present
(m. 2009; div. 2019)

Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980)[1][2] is an American actor, producer, and dancer. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter (2005). His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience.

Tatum is known for his leading role in Magic Mike (2012), and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL (2015) which he produced; he also starred in the action-comedy film 21 Jump Street and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street. He has also appeared as the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. His other films include She's the Man (2006), The Dilemma (2011), White House Down (2013), Foxcatcher (2014), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Logan Lucky (2017).

Early life

Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay Tatum (née Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction.[2][3][4] He has a sister named Paige. He is mostly of English ancestry.[5]

His family moved to the Pascagoula, Mississippi area when he was six. He grew up in the bayous near the Pascagoula River, where he lived in a rural setting.[6]

Tatum has discussed having dealt with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and dyslexia while growing up, which affected his ability to do well in school.[7] Growing up, Tatum played football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always [his] biggest distraction in school." As a child, he practiced wuzuquan kung fu.[8]

Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa area, and initially attended Gaither High School. His parents wanted more effort and gave him the option of selecting a private high school or attending a military school; he chose Tampa Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic.[9] He later attended Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia on a football scholarship, but dropped out.[10] He returned home and started working odd jobs.

Us Weekly reported that around this time Tatum left his job as a roofer and began working as a stripper at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford".[11][12] In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he wanted to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper.[13] That idea led to the movie Magic Mike.[12] Tatum moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout.


Early work

In 2000, 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 experience in the fashion industry began as a model working for 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 Page 305 (Page Parkes Modeling Agency), a modeling agency in Miami. He was cast by Al David for Vogue magazine and soon after 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. Tatum signed with Ford Models in New York City.[14]


In 2006, Tatum starred in She's The Man opposite Amanda Bynes, which was named "the greatest Shakespeare adaptation since '10 Things I Hate About You'" by Business Insider.[15] Later on that year, Tatum starred opposite his former wife Jenna Dewan in Step Up, which was his breakout role. Although it was widely panned, it has earned $115 million worldwide.[16]

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 short film The Trap, directed by Rita Wilson.[17]

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.[18] 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 was initially reluctant to take the role as he feared the movie would glorify war; however, he overcame his reluctance after reading the script.[19] He played a soldier in Dear John, a film based on the popular Nicholas Sparks bestseller.[20] He later stated that he had accepted the role to learn from director Lasse Hallström because he had never studied at an acting school.[21]

Tatum and his then-wife Jenna Dewan at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards Luncheon 2012

In an interview with Details magazine, published in early 2012, Tatum said he wants to produce all the films he stars in, "I really don't want to be in any more movies that I don't produce. Unless it's with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don't have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it."[22] He, his wife Dewan, and their production partner Reid Carolin signed a two-year production deal in 2010 with Relativity Media for any movies they may develop during that time.[23] In 2012, Tatum hosted Saturday Night Live[24] and appeared in four films. He co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's action-thriller Haywire, The Vow with Rachel McAdams, and 21 Jump Street (the film adaptation of TV series of the same name) with Jonah Hill.[25]

He also starred in Magic Mike, a film based on his eight-month experience as a male stripper in Florida. The film was directed by Soderbergh,[26] was co-produced by Tatum and Soderbergh, and starred Tatum as Mike. He is a featured performer at a Tampa, Florida, male strip club who takes a younger dancer (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing to show him how to hustle "on and off stage".[26] The film's cast also included Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.[26]

In November 2012 Tatum was named People magazine's annual Sexiest Man Alive.[27]


Tatum appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects, with Rooney Mara and Jude Law.[28]

He reprised his role as Conrad S. Hauser/Duke in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in an ensemble cast that included Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. Originally scheduled for release on June 29, 2012, the film was pushed back to March 2013, in order to convert it to 3D and to add more scenes for his character, who was killed at the beginning of the movie.[29] Tatum later said he had not wanted to appear in the sequel and was happy his character had been killed off.[30] Also in 2013, he appeared in another action movie, White House Down.[31]

Tatum reprised his role from 21 Jump Street in its sequel, 22 Jump Street, which was released on June 13, 2014.[32]

Also in 2014, he co-starred with Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, the story of John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, the brother of the character played by Tatum, who also had won Olympic gold.[33] Tatum was set to star as X-Men character Remy LeBeau / Gambit in a solo film, set within the X-Men film universe, which he would have produced,[34][35][36] but the film was cancelled in May 2019 after languishing in development hell since 2014.[37]

Upcoming films

Tatum is set to make his directing debut on Dog, a road-trip comedy tracking a former Army Ranger and his dog that he will star in and co-helm with regular collaborator Reid Carolin.[38] Hollywood Reporter reported in November 2020 that Tatum is set to star in an untitled feature that is described as "a modern day, tongue in cheek thriller" that is inspired by Universal's classic monster features, which will be produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.[39] In December 2020, Variety confirmed that Tatum is going to star opposite Sandra Bullock in the Paramount Pictures romantic action adventure film The Lost City of D.[40] More recently, his production company Free Association signed a first look deal with MGM.[41]

33andOut Productions

Tatum started two production companies, 33andOut Productions[42] and Iron Horse Entertainment.[43] Their first production was the documentary Earth Made of Glass.

Personal life

In 2006, Tatum met actress Jenna Dewan on the set of their movie Step Up; they married on July 11, 2009 in Malibu, California.[44] They have one daughter, born in 2013.[45] On April 2, 2018, the couple announced they were separating.[46] Six months later, Dewan filed for divorce from Tatum.[47] The divorce was finalized in November 2019.[48]

In 2018, Tatum started dating English singer Jessie J.[49][50]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Coach Carter Jason Lyle
2005 Havoc Nick
2005 Supercross Rowdy Sparks
2005 War of the Worlds Boy in church Uncredited
2006 She's the Man Duke Orsino
2006 Step Up Tyler Gage
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Young Antonio
2007 The Trap Greg Short film
2007 Battle in Seattle Johnson
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Tyler Gage Cameo appearance
2008 Stop-Loss Steve Shriver
2009 Fighting Shawn MacArthur
2009 Public Enemies Pretty Boy Floyd
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Conrad S. Hauser / Duke
2010 Dear John John Tyree
2011 The Dilemma Zip
2011 The Son of No One Jonathan "Milk" White
2011 The Eagle Marcus Flavius Aquila
2011 10 Years Jake Bills Also producer
2011 Haywire Aaron
2012 The Vow Leo Collins
2012 21 Jump Street Greg Jenko Also executive producer
2012 Magic Mike Michael "Magic Mike" Lane Also producer
2013 Side Effects Martin Taylor
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Conrad S. Hauser / Duke
2013 This Is the End Himself Cameo appearance
2013 White House Down John Cale Also executive producer
2013 Don Jon Connor Verreaux Cameo appearance
2014 The Lego Movie Superman Voice role
2014 Foxcatcher Mark Schultz
2014 22 Jump Street Greg Jenko Also producer
2014 The Book of Life Joaquin Voice role
2015 Jupiter Ascending Caine
2015 Magic Mike XXL Magic Mike Also producer
2015 The Hateful Eight Jody
2016 Hail, Caesar! Burt Gurney
2017 The Lego Batman Movie Superman Voice role
2017 Dark Hoser Superman Voice role, short film
2017 Logan Lucky Jimmy Logan Also producer
2017 Kingsman: The Golden Circle Tequila [51]
2018 Smallfoot Migo Voice role
2019 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Superman Voice role
2021 America: The Motion Picture George Washington Voice role, producer
2021 Free Guy Revenjamin Buttons Cameo appearance
2022 Dog Army Ranger Briggs Post-production, also director and producer
2022 The Lost City of D Post-production
TBA Spaceman N/A Post-production, producer


Year Title Role Notes
2004 CSI: Miami Bob Davenport Episode: "Pro Per"
2012 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Channing Tatum/Bon Iver"
2014 The Simpsons Himself (voice) Episode: "Steal This Episode"
2016 Lip Sync Battle Himself Episode: "Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum"
2017 Comrade Detective Gregor Anghel (voice) 6 episodes; also executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Earth Made of Glass Executive producer Documentary
2018-present Step Up Executive producer Television series
2018 6 Balloons Producer Feature film
TBA Untitled Space X/HBO Project Executive producer Limited Series[52]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Notes
2000 "She Bangs" Ricky Martin
2006 "(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me" Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole
2006 "Get Up" Ciara featuring Chamillionaire
2013 "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum featuring Jimmy Kimmel
2017 "Beautiful Trauma" Pink

Awards and nominations

Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2016 The Hateful Eight Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2016 Jupiter Ascending Worst Actor Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards
MTV Movie & TV Awards
People's Choice Awards
Sundance Film Festival
Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Special Jury Prize (shared with the A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints cast) Won
Teen Choice Awards


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