Biography of Channing TatumChanning Matthew Tatum is an American actor, producer, and model. He is well-known for his roles in the movies "Step Up" and "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra", the comedies "Magic Mike" and "21 Jump Street". He has got "MTV Movie Awards", and he is a four-time winner of Teen Choice Awards.
Childhood and YouthChanning Tatum was born on April 26 in 1980 in a small town, Cullman, Alabama. His father Glenn Tatum was a builder, and his mother Kay Tatum (Faust) worked at the airline. The actor is quite a private person about his family: according to some sources, he is one of eight children, but we only know about his sister Paige Tatum – a model and an actress, as well as his half-brother Christopher Anderson, an actor, and a singer.
Working as a ModelAfter his successful shooting in the music video, Channing was noticed and invited to work as a model in fashion shows. His clients became such famous brands as Giorgio Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as the popular magazine Men's Health.
The acting career of Channing TatumChanning Tatum’s debut in the movie industry took place in the popular police TV series "CSI: Miami" in 2004, where he starred in the episode. Then he played a few small roles – in the movies "Coach Carter" (2005), "Supercross" (2005), and "Havoc" (2005).
Then Channing played the role of hip-hop dancer in the very popular musical melodrama "Step Up" (2006), which is considered a breakthrough work of Tatum. In this movie, Tatum’s natural charm, his skills as a dancer, and even the romantic feelings to his partner on shooting Jenna Dewan were so pertinent.
Then the actor played one of the leading roles in the movie "Stop-Loss" (2008), but it brought low box-office revenues, despite the positive reviews of critics, who called it "deep and sincere".
According to the actor, starring in this movie, he really fell in love with the dramatic acting and began to appreciate it more than dancing, fighting scenes and other "ways of demonstration of his body."
In his next film – the action movie "21 Jump Street" (2012), for the first time Tatum tried himself in a comedy role (of course, it was the role of "a macho", while Jonah Hill played "a geek") and as a producer.
Being at the top of success, in 2014, it was shot the sequel "22 Jump Street" which earned $331 million. In the journalists’ opinion, the second movie was not "as catchy as the first one, but certainly smarter and more sincere".
In 2012, it was released a comedy about the stripper’s life "Magic Mike" by Steven Soderbergh, which had eventually become Tatum’s true "trademark". Channing successfully demonstrated his acting and dancing skills. Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Cody Horn also starred in this movie that full of humor and seductive pictures of athletic male bodies.
The shooting in the sports drama "Foxcatcher" (2014) had a great impact on his acting career: this movie, based on real events that took place at the training base of American fighters in the 1980s, made a splash with audiences worldwide and got many nominations and awards.
Another memorable actor’s work was the fantastic action movie "Jupiter Ascending" (2015) by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, in which Channing Tatum starred with charming Mila Kunis. The critics appreciated this space opera not too high, but the younger generation liked the flying handsome hero with pointed ears portrayed by Channing.
This movie got the greatest number of prestigious awards, including Oscar and the Golden Globe for the Best soundtrack, written by the famous composer Enrico Morricone.
Personal Life of Channing TatumOn the set of the most important movie for his career, "Step Up", Channing Tatum began to date his partner Jenna Dewan. At the dawn of their romance, Channing told her that he did not intend to have the serious relationship, and Jenna answered: "If you want to date other women and be free, I do not mind, but then we will not spend time together, watch a movie and so on". Three days later Channing came back to her and admitted: "You know, I have tried to be free, but I have been thinking about you all the time."
In April 2018, the couple of Tatum announced their divorce. The fans had noticed the disunion in their family even earlier when Jenna began to attend public events alone. The actors did not comment on the reasons for their sudden breakup.