G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
(Duke) is one of Hollywood's most sought after young actors and has
established himself among the next generation of leading men.
Most recently, Tatum starred in Steven Soderbergh's HAYWIRE (formerly
known as KNOCKOUT). In this spy thriller Tatum starred
opposite Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael
Douglas. The movie was released on January 20, 2012.
Also in 2012, Tatum starred in Sony Screen Gems' THE VOW opposite
Rachel McAdams. THE VOW revolves around the real-life story
of New Mexico newlyweds who are involved in a car crash. The
wife slips into a coma and is cared for by her devoted
husband. When she wakes up, without any memory of her husband
or their marriage, he attempts to win her heart again. The
film is directed by Michael Sucsy and was released on February 10, 2012.
Immediately following, Tatum starred in a contemporary motion picture
adaptation of 21 JUMP STREET opposite Jonah Hill. Tatum and
Hill are also executive producers on the project, which is directed by
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from a screenplay by Michael Bacall
based on a treatment from Hill and Bacall. Sony released the movie on
March 16, 2012.
Tatum then stared in the Warner Bros. film MAGIC MIKE directed by
Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey,
Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello. The film was
produced by Tatum and his Iron Horse productions partner Reid Carolin,
who also wrote the script. Other producers include Nick
Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and Steven Soderbergh. The film
centers around the world in which Channing Tatum experienced while he
was a stripper at eighteen years old. The film was released
on June 29, 2012.
Tatum was also be seen in TEN YEARS, a film which he produced alongside
producing partner Reid Carolin and their Iron Horse production
company. The movie follows Tatum's character to his High
School Reunion as he tries to decide whether or not he wants to propose
to his girlfriend. Also in the film are Jenna Dewan, Rosario
Dawson, Lynn Collins, Kate Mara, Anna Faris, Brian Geraghty, Justin
Long and Chris Pratt. The film was screened at the 2011
Toronto Film Festival and was released by Anchor Bay in Fall 2012.
Tatum recently starred in the crime thriller THE SON OF NO ONE,
opposite Al Pacino and Katie Holmes which premiered at Sundance in
January 2011 and was released on November 4, 2011.
In 2011, Tatum starred in the Roman epic adventure THE EAGLE, directed
by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald and produced by Duncan
Kenworthy. Tatum stars opposite Jamie Bell and Donald
In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Sony Screen Gems
box office hit, DEAR JOHN, based on the adaptation of the Nicolas
Sparks (THE NOTEBOOK) bestseller. He played a soldier on
leave from the army when he meets and falls in love with a young woman
(Seyfried). Lasse Hallstrom (THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, CHOCOLAT)
directed the adapted script by Jamie Linden. The film has
grossed over 100 million dollars worldwide.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in Paramount Pictures Box office hit,
G.I. JOE directed by Stephen Sommers. Tatum starred opposite
Sienna Miller, Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid.
In April 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrence Howard in the
Universal/Rogue Pictures film, FIGHTING, directed by Dito
Montiel. Channing starred as 'Sean Arthur', a young man
struggling to survive on the streets of New York when he is discovered
by a veteran street hustler (Howard) and lured into a dangerous world
of underground street fighting.
In March 2008, Tatum starred in the Paramount Pictures drama, STOP LOSS
by critically acclaimed director Kimberly Peirce (BOYS DON'T CRY) and
producer Scott Rudin.
In 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham
Award nomination for his powerful role in the independent film, A GUIDE
TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, which won the Special Jury Prize for Best
Ensemble Performance as well as the dramatic directing award for Dito
Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The film was
written and directed by Dito Montiel and was based on Montiel's 2003
memoir of the same title. This powerful coming-of-age drama
takes place in 1980's Astoria and follows Montiel's impoverished and
violent life from his youth (portrayed by Shia LaBeouf) to adulthood
(portrayed by Robert Downey Jr.). His father is portrayed by
Chazz Palminteri and Tatum plays the role of 'Antonio', Dito's best
friend. NEWSDAY called his performance "charismatic" with DAILY VARIETY
going on to say that "Tatum creates a powerful study of a
self-destructive street guy trapped with no good options." ROLLING
STONE stated, "keep your eyes on newcomer Channing Tatum as Dito's
loose-cannon friend Antonio. Shirtless and oozing physical
and sexual threat, Tatum stalks his turf like Brando in STREETCAR." THE
BOSTON HERALD referred to his performance as "Robert De Niro-esque" and
THE NEW YORK TIMESstates "Mr. Tatum, who has the bullish physicality of
a young Brando, is an electrifying actor, and I suspect we'll be seeing
a lot more of him after this breakout performance."
In March 2006, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Bynes in the Dreamworks
film, SHE'S THE MAN. This film is directed by Andy Fickman
and produced by Lauren Shuler Donner.
In August 2006, Tatum starred in the box office hit, STEP UP, directed
by Anne Fletcher and produced by Adam Shankman. The film
centers around 'Tyler Gage', played by Tatum, a street smart juvenile
delinquent who gets sentenced to community service at a high school for
the performing arts.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He
currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Jenna
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