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Born in Alabama and raised in Florida, at age 21 CHANNING TATUM shot his first fashion feature for Vogue with photographer Bruce Weber. He was soon part of high-profile ad campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautical, Gap, Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, and Pepsi, among others.

His natural charisma and athleticism in the print ads and television commercials caught the attention of film executives. He made his feature film debut in 2005's Coach Carter, 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 Awards nominations for his breakthrough performance. With his fellow actors in the movie, he shared the 2006 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Performance; 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 Amanda Bynes; and in Anne Fletcher's Step Up, with Jenna Dewan, whom he married in 2009. His subsequent films included Kimberly Peirce's Stop-Loss, with Ryan Phillippe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Michael Mann's Public Enemies, as famed gangster Pretty Boy Floyd; and the short films The Trap, directed by Rita Wilson, and Morgan and Destiny's 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 One. The new picture also stars Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Ray Liotta, and Katie Holmes. Mr. Tatum recently starred with Sienna Miller and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Stephen Sommers' blockbuster G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; and starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in another boxoffice hit, Lasse Hallström'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 company, 33andOut, and plans to produce and star in the science-fiction epic Ion as well as the ensemble drama Ten Year, written and to be directed by Jamie Linden.


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