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Channing Tatum bio, movies, net worth, and more

Who is Channing Tatum?

Channing Tatum is a well-known actor, producer, model, and dancer. Known for his role in movies such as Step Up and Magic Mike, Channing Tatum made his debut in Coach Carter in 2005.

In addition, Channing Tatum has been a part of many successful movies such as Magic Mike XXL, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, She’s the Man, The Dilemma, White House Down, Foxcatcher, The Hateful Eight, Hail, Caesar!, and Logan Lucky.

Channing Tatum Biography
Channing Tatum Biography

Channing Tatum Quick facts

Full nameChanning Matthew Tatum
NicknameChanning
BirthdateApril 26, 1980
Age41 years old
Sun signTaurus
TraitsPositive: Pleasant, loving, and honest
Negative: Stubborn, short-tempered, and materialistic
BirthplaceCullman, Alabama, USA
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityEnglish, Scottish-Irish, German, Welsh, and French
ParentsGlenn Tatum (father)
Kay Tatum Faust (mother)
SiblingsPaige Tatum (sister)
Height6 feet 1 inch
Chest size42 inches
Waist size32 inches
Bicep size16 inches
Shoe size10.5 US (44 EU)
Body typeAthletic
Eye colorGreen
Hair colorLight Brown
CollegeGlenville State College (dropped out)
Marital statusDivorced
Name of ex-wifeJenna Dewan
ChildrenEverly Tatum
ProfessionActor, Model, Dancer, Producer
Net worth$80 million

Channing Tatum Fun facts

  1. Before venturing into the world of acting, Channing Tatum worked many other jobs. He worked as a  mortgage broker, a stripper, and also sold perfumes and credit cards. Likewise, Tatum also worked at a puppy and  kitty nursery in Tampa. 
  2. His biggest fear is porcelain dolls. The actor revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres show, “I just think they’re really super freaky. They have, like, real eyes and they look real.” 
  3. Tatum’s favorite sandwich recipe includes ingredients such as peanut butter, jam, and cheetos. 
  4. He likes to read the scripts of movies in the  bathtub.
  5. His favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and cheese. 
  6. Tatum lent his voice for the character Superman in The Lego Movie.

Early life, upbringing, and parents

Although Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, he and his family moved to the Pascagoula, Mississippi, area when he was only six years old. Channing Tatum was raised near the Pascagoula River, where he spent the majority of his childhood. 

Channing Tatum’s mother is Kay Tatum Faust. She is an airline worker. Similarly, his father,

Glenn Tatum is a construction worker. 

When it comes to siblings, Channing has a sister named Paige Tatum. Apart from this, there have also been numerous rumors that Channing Tatum has a stepbrother named Christopher in the past few years. However, Tatum himself has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors. 

Tatum had to go through many challenges growing up. At an early age, he was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and dyslexia. This posed a significant obstacle in his academics. As a result, Tatum was unable to perform well in academics. However, he was pretty good at sports and other extracurricular activities. 

In high school, Tatum played football, soccer, track, and baseball. In addition, he also practiced Wuzuquan kung fu (Five Ancestor Fist). When he stopped practicing Wuzuquan kung fu, Tatum began dancing to stay busy. He learned how to dance with the help of the local mothers in the Tampa area. 

Tatum’s parents had given him the option to attend a private high school or a military school. However, he chose to participate in a catholic high school named Tampa Catholic High School. He graduated from there in 1998 and was voted the most athletic. 

After graduating from high school, Tatum enrolled at Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia. He studied there on a football scholarship.

 However, Tatum was not able to perform well in college. Hence, he dropped out of college after some time and returned home.

Channing Tatum birthday

Channing Tatum was born on April 26, 1980. His full name is Channing Matthew Tatum. He was born in Cullman, Alabama, USA. 

Channing Tatum horoscope

Since Tatum was born on April 26, his zodiac sign is Taurus. People having this horoscope are known for their determined and pragmatic nature. They are inquisitive, stubborn, hard-working, bold, and excellent decision-makers. 

Nationality, religion, and ethnicity

Since Channing was born in Cullman, Alabama, USA, he is American. However, when it comes to his ethnic background, Channing is mostly English along with some Scottish-Irish, German, Welsh, and French descent. 

Tatum was raised in a Catholic household. He even attended a catholic school. 

Channing Tatum Height, measurements, and appearance

Channing stands tall at 6 feet and 1 inch. His muscular build and sharp facial features definitely establish him as one of the most handsome men in Hollywood. 

The She’s The Man actor has a chest size of 42 inches and a waist size of 32 inches. Similarly, his bicep size is 16 inches. 

Channing wears 10.5 US (44 EU) size shoes. He has light brown colored hair and beautiful green eyes. 

Tatum has a series of lines tattooed on his right bicep. It represents his uncle’s horse ranch in Alabama. The left side of his body also contains another tattoo which translates to “side by side” in the Balinese language. 

Channing Tatum Career

Career as a Model and Stripper 

After dropping out of college, Tatum suffered from many financial setbacks. He was initially working as a roofer but later started working as a stripper at a nightclub. Tatum adopted the name Chan Crawford to become a professional stripper.

Channing Tatum as Stripper

After he became famous as an actor, Us Weekly released exclusive footage of Tatum stripping at a Chippendales-style revue called Male Encounter. The video taken in 1999 features a very athletic-looking Tatum stripping down to nothing but a neon thong. 

After working as a stripper, Tatum decided to make a movie about his stripping experiences. He relocated to Miami. In Miami, he was discovered by a model talent scout.

In 2000, Tatum got the opportunity to dance in the music video for the song “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin for which he was paid $400. After being scouted by a modeling agency, Tatum worked with many popular fashion brands such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch. 

After this, Tatum ventured into the world of television commercials. In 2002, Tatum appeared in the ad for Mountain Dew and Pepsi. 

After signing with a modeling agency called Page 305, Tatum was cast by Al David for Vogue magazine. He became the face of many ad campaigns for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani. 

Channing Tatum Acting career

Channing Tatum made his debut in the film Coach Carter in 2005. Tatum rose to fame with the  2006 Amanda-Bynes starrer She’s The Man.

When Tatum attended a red carpet event for the premiere of Magic Mike Live in London in 2018, he expressed his love and gratitude for his co-star Amanda. In addition, Tatum admitted that although he had not spent much time with Amanda in recent years, he would like to see her soon and wishes her all the best in life. 

In 2007, he starred alongside Jenna Dewan in Step Up which became a huge commercial success. The film was able to collect over $115 million worldwide. 

In 2008, Tatum was a part of the film Stop-Loss directed by Kimberly Peirce. The following year, he appeared in the crime drama film Public Enemies. He also landed roles in many other films such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, Magic Mike. 

Magic Mike was based on Tatum’s experience of working as a male stripper. Steven Soderbergh’s film also featured many notable actors such as Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. 

In 2013, Tatum appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The film was the sequel to Tatum’s superhit film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. 

The same year, Tatum starred in the action movie “White House Down.” Then, he reprised his role of Greg Jenko in the film 22 Jump Street, which was the 2014 sequel to the American buddy cop action comedy film 21 Jump Street. 

Likewise, Tatum co-starred with actor Steve Carell in Foxcatcher in 2014. Although Tatum was all set to star as Remy LeBeau / Gambit for a movie set within the X-Men film universe, the film was unfortunately canceled in May 2019.  

In recent years, Tatum has also ventured into directing. His directorial debut will be the road-trip comedy film called Dog. The actor will also appear in an untitled movie described as “a modern-day, tongue-in-cheek thriller” produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Additionally, Tatum will co-star in the romantic action-adventure film The Lost City of D alongside Sandra Bullock. Likewise, Tatum’s production company Free Association signed its first-look deal with MGM in 2021. Tatum is also the owner of 33andOut Productions and Iron Horse Entertainment.

Channing Tatum Relationships and dating history

Marriage with Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum met actress Jenna Dewan in 2005 at the audition for the film Step Up. They had to dance around the room to show off their chemistry, which made them attracted to each other. Jenna found Channing Tatum to be “super hot” when she first met him. 

Channing Tatum with ex-wife Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum with ex-wife Jenna Dewan

In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Dewan recalled her first meeting with Channing and said,

“I went in to read for the part with Channing, but showed up late with the wrong scenes. Then I opened the door on the poor girl who was auditioning before me right as they were leaning in for a kiss. I was horrified. But he was so sweet. He came out and worked the scenes with me.”

Over time, Tatum and Dewan started to grow closer to each other. However, Jenna knew her priorities. She told Tatum that although she enjoyed his company, she was looking for a serious relationship, not just a casual fling. 

Scared of losing Jenna, Channing showed up at her hotel room a few days later wearing a sombrero, underwear, and Ugg boots and said, “Let’s do this!” The news about their relationship became public when Jenna revealed to the production assistants that Channing was sleeping in her room after the crew found him to be missing from his room.

The love birds tied the knot in a beautiful fairytale-themed wedding ceremony in Malibu, California, on July 11, 2009. The wedding was quite intimate, with an attendance of 220 guests. 

While Tatum looked dapper in a classic tuxedo, Jenna looked as radiant as ever in a peach-and-ivory ball gown. After the wedding festivities ended, Tatum revealed to PEOPLE,

“I’m as happy as I possibly can be on the planet right now.” 

After their wedding, Tatum and Dewan went on a two-day-long honeymoon to Bali and got matching tattoos. Then, in 2013, the happy couple welcomed their first child named Everly Tatum.  

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Divorce

Unfortunately, after nearly nine years of marriage, Channing and Jenna announced their separation on April 3, 2018. They released a joint statement that read: “We have lovingly chosen to separate as a couple. We fell deeply in love so many years ago and have had a magical journey together. Nothing has changed about how much we love one another, but love is a beautiful adventure that is taking us on different paths for now.”

Related: Read the full biography of Channing Tatum’s ex-wife, Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum Relationship with Jessie J

After separating from Jenna Dewan, Channing Tatum started dating singer Jessie J. The pair were spotted together in early October 2018.

 News about their relationship was revealed to Entertainment Online by an unknown source who had spotted Channing Tatum and Jessie J in Seattle, Washington. The couple was apparently sitting very close next to each other among their friends. 

A month later, Tatum attended Jessie’s concert at Wiltern Theater with his daughter, Everly. Likewise, Jessie participated at the opening night of Tatum’s film “Magic Mike Live” in London and praised his Instagram work. 

After keeping their relationship under wraps for some time, Tatum publicly declared his love for her on Instagram on the occasion of Jessie’s birthday. In March 2019, the Magic Mike actor shared a photo of his lady love along with a sweet caption that read:

“Wishing you the happiest day filled with all the love and all the light. You came into this world on this day and lit it on fire. You have blessed our eyes, our ears, our hearts, and our lives. So thank you for just being you. You are so very special. Happy birthday, Baby.”

After a year of a whirlwind romance, Jessie and Channing called it quits. This was around the same time that Tatum’s divorce with Jenna Dewan was finalized. 

However, Jessie and Channing could not stay apart for too long. The love birds patched things up quickly and were even spotted together in Los Angeles.

 The happy couple made their red carpet debut at the MusiCares Person of the Year Award in January 2020. Similarly, they walked the red carpet at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammys Gala.  

Unfortunately, the romance soon died down for Channing Tatum and Jessie J. They broke up for the second time in April 2020. Divulging the details of their split, a source told PEOPLE,

“They cared enough about each other to try again but realized it was better to move on. It’s totally amicable.”

Relationship with Zoë Kravitz

Channing Tatum is reportedly dating actress and model Zoë Kravitz. According to a source close to Entertainment Tonight, “Zoë and Channing are dating. It started out as a friendship and eventually turned to be more. The duo was recently spotted at a restaurant in New York City being very affectionate.”

Although neither Tatum nor Kravitz have confirmed their relationship, they were spotted in East Village enjoying a bike ride. Likewise, they were seen grocery shopping in New York, after which Kravitz left the store with Tatum carrying flowers.

Channing Tatum children

On May 31, 2013, Channing Tatum became a father for the first time. His then-wife Jenna Dewan gave birth to their first child, Everly Tatum, in London, UK. 

Channing has always been a doting father to Everly. He even went on to write a children’s book called Sparkella, inspired by his dearest daughter.  

Channing Tatum with daughter Everly Tatum
Channing Tatum with his Daughter, Everly Tatum

Related: Read the full biography of Channing Tatum’s daughter, Everly Tatum, here

Channing Tatum net worth

Owing to such an impressive career as an actor, model, and producer, Channing Tatum has accumulated quite a remarkable net worth. As of 2021, Tatum is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $80 million.

There is no doubt that Channing leads quite a luxurious lifestyle. In fact,  the Dear John actor recently splurged on a rustic $5.6m farmhouse located in the Mandeville Canyon area of Brentwood, Los Angeles. 

Social media handles of Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum Twitter

Joined in May 2007, Channing Tatum’s Twitter handle is “channingtatum.” He has about 7.7 million followers, and he follows 306 other accounts. 

Channing Tatum Instagram

On Instagram, Tatum boasts a total of 16.9 million followers. The Lost City of D actor gives fans a glimpse of his day-to-day activities through his Instagram account. 

Tatum frequently shares behind-the-scenes photos from his movie sets, as well as pictures showing off his ripped body. Likewise, he also shares heartwarming pictures with his daughter, Everly, giving loyal fans a peek at the sweet relationship between the father-daughter duo. 

www.instagram.com/channingtatum

TikTok

With over 32.2K followers and 72.6k likes on TikTok, Channing Tatum is active on TikTok under the username “channingtatumofficial.” The actor often posts video content highlighting his daily activities, including his workouts and the sweet moments he has with his daughter on his TikTok account. 

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