Born in Alabama and raised in Florida, at age 21 CHANNING TATUM shot his first
feature for Vogue with photographer Bruce Weber. He was soon part of
campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautical, Gap, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio
and Pepsi, among others.
His natural charisma and athleticism in the print ads and television commercials
the attention of film executives. He made his feature film debut in 2005's Coach
starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson for director Thomas Carter.
Starring for writer/director Dito Montiel in the latter's autobiographical
feature A Guide
to Recognizing Your Saints, Mr. Tatum earned Independent Spirit and Gotham
nominations for his breakthrough performance. With his fellow actors in the
shared the 2006 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for Ensemble
also at the Festival, Mr. Montiel was honored as Best Director.
That same year, Mr. Tatum starred in Andy Fickman's She's the Man, opposite
Bynes; and in Anne Fletcher's Step Up, with Jenna Dewan, whom he married in
His subsequent films included Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss, with Ryan Phillippe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Michael Mann's Public Enemies, as famed gangster Pretty
Floyd; and the short films The Trap, directed by Rita Wilson, and Morgan and
Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo, directed by Mr. Gordon-Levitt.
Fighting, with Terrence Howard, reteamed Mr. Tatum with Dito Montiel; he and the
writer/director have recently finished their third movie together, The Son of No
new picture also stars Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, and Katie
Mr. Tatum recently starred with Sienna Miller and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in
Sommers' blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; and starred opposite Amanda
Seyfried in another boxoffice hit, Lasse HallstrÃ¶m's Dear John.
He will soon be seen in Ron Howard's The Dilemma, opposite Vince Vaughn, Kevin
James, Jennifer Connelly, and Winona Ryder; in Steven Soderbergh's Haywire, with
Gina Carano; and in Michael Sucsy's The Vow, starring opposite Rachel McAdams.
In partnership with Reid Carolin, Mr. Tatum has formed his own production
33andOut, and plans to produce and star in the science-fiction epic Ion as well
ensemble drama Ten Year, written and to be directed by Jamie Linden.
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