- Earned a full athletic scholarship to Glenville State College in West Virginia for football.
- During college, briefly worked as a stripper; his experiences were turned into the 2012 movie Magic Mike.
- Before modeling, worked in construction and also at a nursery for puppies and kittens.
- Big break occurred when he appeared in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" video.
- Met his wife, actress Jenna Dewan, on the set of Step Up (2006).
- Named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2012.
- 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
- 2006, Sundance Film Festival — Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble Performance: Winner
- 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
- 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
- 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award: Winner
- 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actor: Winner
- Kay Tatum — Mother
- Jenna Dewan-Tatum — Wife
- Paige Tatum — Sister
- Glenn M. Tatum — Father
- Everly Tatum — Daughter
- Attended Glenville State College, Glenville, West Virginia, United States
- Birth Name: Channing Matthew Tatum
- Birth Place: Cullman, Alabama, United States
- Profession: Model, Actor
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