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Name: Channing Tatum
DOB: 26 April 1980
Birth Place: Cullman, Alabama, USA
Claim to fame: Actor, dancer and model
- Channing got into West Virginia College on a football scholarship, but later dropped out.
- He was a stripper for 8 months whilst living in Florida, and his stripper name was Chan Crawford.
- Channing was a dancer in the music video for Ricky Martin’s song She Bangs.
- He has modelled for Armani, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Vogue Magazine.
No one can ever accuse Channing Tatum of being boring. After dropping out of college, he went on to be a stripper at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida. After eight months of taking his clothes off he moved to Miami. Shortly afterwards he was spotted by a model scout while walking down the street.
He signed with Ford Models in New York City, and appeared in various adverts and fashion campaigns.
In 2006, Channing danced his way onto the big screen, appearing alongside future wife Jenna Dewan in Step-Up. The film received mixed reviews.
Channing also starred in a very small role in Public Enemies, also starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, in 2009. The following year he got the lead male role in Dear John alongside Amanda Seyfried.
2012 saw the release of The Vow, a soppy romantic tale with Rachel McAdams and comedy 21 Jump Street with Jonah Hill.
Magic Mike was released in July 2012 and follows the work of a male stripper working in a nightclub in Tampa, Florida. Sound familiar?
Channing married actress and dancer Jenna Dewan in 2009.