Channing Tatum

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Along with several friends, including Brett Rodriguez, and his own wife Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum started two production companies, 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.
Along with several friends, including Brett Rodriguez, and his own wife Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum started two production companies, 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

Along with several friends, including Brett Rodriguez, and his own wife Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum started two production companies, 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and .

Channing Tatum was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama. He is the son of Kay (née Faust), an airline worker, and , who worked in construction. His ancestry includes Irish, French, German, and . Tatum's family moved to Mississippi when he was six, and he grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he lived in a rural setting.

Channing 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.

As a child, he practiced wuzuquan kung fu under the lineage of 10th dan Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong. Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa, Florida, area, and initially attended Gaither High School, before he was given the option by his parents of either 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. Afterward, Tatum attended Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, on a football scholarship, but dropped out. 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.” In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he wanted to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper. That idea led to the movie Magic Mike. He later moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout.

Channing Tatum Filmography

2016 23
2017 Gambit
2016 Hail, Caesar!
2015 The Hateful Eight
2015 Magic Mike XXL
2015 Jupiter Ascending
2014 The Book of Life
2014 22 Jump Street
2013 Foxcatcher
2013 White House Down
2013 This Is the End
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation
2013 Side Effects
2013 Don Jon
2012 Magic Mike
2012 21 Jump Street
2012 The Vow
2011 Haywire
2011 10 Years
2011 The Eagle
2011 The Son of No One
2011 The Dilemma
2010 Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (short)
2010 Dear John
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
2009 Public Enemies
2009 Fighting
2008 Stop-Loss
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets
2007 The Trap (short)
2007 Battle in Seattle
2006 Step Up
2006 She's the Man
2006 A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
2005 Supercross
2005 Havoc
2005 War of the Worlds
2005 Coach Carter

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