33 Facts About Channing Tatum


Channing Tatum made his film debut in the drama Coach Carter, and had his breakthrough role in the 2006 dance film Step Up.

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Channing Tatum gained wider attention for his leading roles in the comedy-drama Magic Mike and its sequel Magic Mike XXL, the latter of which he produced, and in the action-comedy 21 Jump Street and its sequel 22 Jump Street .

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Channing Tatum has starred in, produced and co-directed the road film Dog .

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Channing Tatum's family moved to the Pascagoula, Mississippi area when he was six.

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Channing Tatum grew up in the bayous near the Pascagoula River, where he lived in a rural setting.

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Channing Tatum has discussed having dealt with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia while growing up, which affected his ability to do well in school.

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Channing Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa area, and initially attended Gaither High School.

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Channing Tatum's 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.

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Channing Tatum later attended Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia on a football scholarship, but dropped out.

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Us Weekly reported that around this time Channing Tatum left his job as a roofer and began working as a stripper at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford".

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Channing Tatum moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout.

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In 2000, Channing Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video, after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid $400 for the job.

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Channing Tatum soon moved into television commercials, landing national spots for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002.

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Channing Tatum subsequently signed with Page 305, a modeling agency in Miami.

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Channing Tatum was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Faces" of October 2001.

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In 2006, Channing 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.

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Later that year, Channing Tatum starred opposite his former wife Jenna Dewan in Step Up, which was his breakout role.

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In 2008, Channing 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.

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Channing Tatum played in the short film The Trap, directed by Rita Wilson.

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Channing Tatum was initially reluctant to take the role as he feared the movie would glorify war, but overcame his reluctance after reading the script.

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Channing Tatum played a soldier in Dear John, a film based on the popular Nicholas Sparks bestseller.

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Channing Tatum later stated that he accepted the role to learn from director Lasse Hallstrom because he never studied at an acting school.

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In 2012, Channing Tatum hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared in four films.

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Channing Tatum co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's action-thriller Haywire, The Vow with Rachel McAdams, and 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill.

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Channing Tatum starred in Magic Mike, a film based on his eight-month experience as a male stripper in Florida.

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Channing Tatum is a featured performer at a Tampa, Florida, male strip club who takes a younger dancer under his wing to show him how to hustle "on and off stage".

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

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Channing Tatum later said he had not wanted to appear in the sequel and was happy his character had been killed off.

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Channing Tatum made his directing debut on Dog, a road-trip comedy tracking a former Army Ranger and his dog that he starred in and co-helmed with regular collaborator Reid Carolin.

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Hollywood Reporter reported in November 2020 that Channing 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.

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In December 2020, Variety confirmed that Channing Tatum is going to star opposite Sandra Bullock in the Paramount Pictures romantic action adventure film The Lost City.

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In June 2021, Channing Tatum was set to star in the thriller film Pussy Island marking the directorial debut of Zoe Kravitz.

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Channing Tatum started two production companies, 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

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