CHANNING TATUM (Mark Schultz) has established himself as one of the most sought
after leading men and producers.
In 2014, Tatum will star in three films: 22 JUMP STREET, the sequel to the hit
21 JUMP STREET, in which he reteams with Jonah Hill and directors Phil Lord and
Christopher Miller; JUPITER ASCENDING, written and directed by Andy and Lana
Wachowski, and co-starring Mila Kunis; and the animated film BOOK OF LIFE,
produced by Guillermo del Toro, and costars Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina
Applegate, and Ice Cube. He will also begin filming MAGIC MIKE XXL, the sequel
to MAGIC MIKE.
Recently, Tatum starred in Roland Emmerich's WHITE HOUSE DOWN, with Jamie Foxx,
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods and Richard Jenkins, and in Steven Soderbergh's
SIDE EFFECTS, with Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Tatum starred in four films in 2012: Soderbergh's HAYWIRE, with Gina Carano,
Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender and Michael Douglas; Michael Sucsy's THE VOW,
opposite Rachel McAdams; 21 JUMP STREET with Jonah Hill (Tatum and Hill were
also executive producers); and Soderbergh's blockbuster MAGIC MIKE, with Matthew
McConaughey and Joe Manganiello. MAGIC MIKE was independently financed and
produced by Tatum and his production partner, Reid Carolin, who also wrote the
script. Tatum had first teamed up with Carolin to produce Jamie Linden's 10
YEARS, in which Tatum starred opposite Jenna Dewan, Rosario Dawson, Lynn
Collins, Kate Mara, Anna Faris, Brian Geraghty, Justin Long and Chris Pratt. 10
YEARS screened at the was shown at the Toronto Film Festival that year and was
released by Anchor Bay.
In 2011, Tatum starred in the crime thriller THE SON OF NO ONE, opposite Al
Pacino and Katie Holmes, and in the Roman epic adventure THE EAGLE, opposite
Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland. The previous year he starred opposite Amanda
Seyfried in Lasse Hallstrom's DEAR JOHN, an adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks
(The Notebook) bestseller.
In August 2009, Tatum was seen in the box office hit G.I. JOE, directed by
Stephen Sommers. The film was toplined by his FOXCATCHER co-star Sienna Miller,
plus Marlon Wayans and Dennis Quaid. He also appeared in the sequel, G.I JOE 2:
RETALIATION, in 2013. Also in 2009, Tatum starred opposite Terrence Howard in
FIGHTING, directed by Dito Montiel, who had previously directed him in the
acclaimed A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS. In 2008, Tatum starred in the
Paramount Pictures drama, STOP/LOSS, Kimberly Peirce's first film after her
award-winning BOYS DON'T CRY.
In 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham Award
nomination for his performance in A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS. The film
was written and directed by Dito Montiel, based on his 2003 memoir of the same
title, and co-starred Shia LaBeouf, Robert Downey Jr., and Chazz Palminteri. The
film won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance as well as the
Dramatic Directing Award for Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. That
year, Tatum also starred opposite Amanda Bynes in Andy Fickman's SHE'S THE MAN,
and in the box office hit, STEP UP, directed by Anne Fletcher.
Tatum was born in Alabama and grew up in Florida. He currently resides in Los
Angeles with his wife, Jenna Dewan, and their daughter.