Channing Matthew Tatum

By: Rebecka Ozon

Biography

Channing Tatum was born on April 26, 1980 in a small town called Cullman, 50 miles north of Birmingham, Alabama. Growing up, he was full of energy and troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field, baseball, soccer, and football to keep him out of trouble. In the ninth grade he was sent to catholic school. It was there that he discovered his passion for football and his hopes became centered on earning an athletic college scholarship. Channing's goal was finally met, and in his senior year in high school, he was recruited and earned a full athletic college scholarship to a school in West Virginia.Channing later left college and, in the meantime, worked as a construction worker, a stripper, a mortgage broker and salesman. He has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Gap, Aeropostale, Emporio Armani, and has been featured in television commercials for American Eagle, Pepsi, and some very popular mountain dew commercials.

2006 - Step Up

Tatum saw a lot of himself in Tyler Gage, the character he played in Step Up (2006). That is, the rebel side of Tyler. For the dancing part, he underwent weeks of training to learn how to convincingly play a talented dancer
Step up - In the dance studio

2012- Magic Mike

A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.
Magic Mike's Solo Dance

2012- 21 Jump Street

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.
21 Jump Street Drug Scene