Fast Facts

  • 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.


  • 2006, Sundance Film Festival — Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble Performance: Winner
  • 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actor: Winner
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee


  • 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

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  • Birth Name: Channing Matthew Tatum
  • Birth Place: Cullman, Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Model, Actor

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