By: Hayley Price
As A Kid
Channing Matthew Tatum is his birth name. He was born April 26, 1980 .Tatum was athletic while growing up, playing soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always his biggest distraction in school."His parents wanted more effort and gave him the option of selecting a private high school or attending a military school.Tatum moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout.
He married co-star and actress Jenna Dewan Tatum.They had a daughter named Everly in 2013.Channing Tatum is now 35 and has been married for 4 years.Tatum is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and model. His first biggest role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up and that introduced him to a bigger audience. He is also known for his portrayal as Magic Mike in the 2012 comedy film Magic Mike, which he produced and was inspired by his early life, and Greg Jenko in the action comedy film 21 Jump Street and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street, based on the 1987 television series of the same name. All three films were critically and commercially successful.