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Channing Tatum Biography

Birth Name:
Channing Matthew Tatum
Birth Place:
Cullman, Alabama, United States
Model, actor

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


  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Special Distinction Award: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2006Sundance Film Festival-Dramatic Special Jury Award: Best Ensemble Performance: winner