CHANNING TATUM (Jenko / Producer) has established himself as
one of the most sought after leading men and producers.
Tatum will next star in Warner Bros.' Jupiter Ascending. The film is written
and directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and also stars Mila Kunis. The film will
be released in July 25, 2014.
Later this year, Tatum will star in Sony Pictures Classics' Foxcatcher, which
is directed by Bennett Miller and also stars Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. The
film is based on the true story of John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir
to the du Pont chemical fortune, who built a wrestling training facility called
Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate and murdered Olympic wrestler Dave
Schultz. Tatum portrays Dave's brother, Mark Schultz. The film will be released
on November 11, 2014.
Also this year, Tatum will begin production on the sequel to Magic Mike and a
film based on the life of Evel Knievel.
Tatum most recently starred in Sony Pictures' White House Down, directed by
Roland Emmerich. The film also starred Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James
Woods and Richard Jenkins.
In 2013, Tatum also starred in the crime drama Side Effects directed by
Steven Soderbergh. The film also stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine
Zeta-Jones and was released by Open Road on February 8, 2013.
In 2012, Tatum starred in the Warner Bros. blockbuster Magic Mike directed by
Steven Soderbergh. The film also starred Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe
Manganiello. The film was independently financed and produced by Tatum and his
production partner, Reid Carolin, who also wrote the script. The film was
released on June 29, 2012 and has grossed over $167 million worldwide.
In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Screen Gems box office
hit Dear John, based on the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks (The Notebook)
bestseller. Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) directed the
adapted script by Jamie Linden. The film has grossed over $114 million
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. Tatum also appeared in the sequel, G.I Joe 2: Retaliation
which was released on March 29, 2013.
In 2011, Tatum starred in the crime thriller The Son of No One, opposite Al
Pacino and Katie Holmes. Also in 2011, Tatum starred in the Roman epic adventure
The Eagle opposite Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.
In 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrance Howard in the Universal/Rogue
Pictures film Fighting, directed by Dito Montiel. In 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.
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
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 Dewan, and their daughter.