Apr 02, 2014 02:27 AM EDT
Channing Tatum is a talented and handsome actor who's starred in films like Coach Carter,21 Jump Street and Dear John.
Channing Tatum was born on April 26, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama.
He's of Native American, Irish, and French descent.
Channing struggled with dyslexia as a child.
He is the older stepbrother of actor/singer Christopher Anderson.
His mom was an airline employee and his father worked in construction.
Channing spent his childhood living in Mississippi right off of the Bayou and he once had to catch an alligator because it was getting "too big."
He was sent to a military school in ninth grade, where he joined the football team and intended to get a scholarship to play after graduation.
Received a full athletic football scholarship at Glenville State College in West Virginia, but he dropped out of college.
Like most children, Channing had an imaginary friend when he was growing up.
Before hitting it big, held a variety of odd jobs including bricklayer, broker and a department store clerk.
During his time in school, he played football, soccer, track and baseball.
When he was a child, his grandparents raised him during the summers. Till today, he still goes with his family to visit them.
Channing used to wait for his father to fall asleep to sneak out to party with friends. "If you didn't know, it didn't happen," he said in an interview.
Before becoming an actor, he was a model for major brands Abercrombie & Fitch, Emporio Armani and Dolce & Gabbana.
He was discovered while on the streets of Miami and signed with a modeling agency.
The highest point in his career was when he modeled for Vogue but then he gave it up because he thought it wasn't that challenging of a career.
Before appearing as a male stripper, he actually did work as a Chippendale-style stripper at age 19. His stage name was Chan Crawford.
Much to his embarrassment, his sister and her friends went to watch his first nights performance and her friends.
His favorite song to perform on stage to was Ushers "You Make Me Wanna."
He got his his big break in Ricky Martin's hugely successful music video She Bangs. He only earned $400 for his part in the video.
He is so confident in his dancing style that if he had to ever get into a disagreement with someone, he would ask them for a dance off instead of physical fighting.
One of his favorite movies is The Goonies (1985) and he loves the movie so much, he can recite the whole movie.
Attended the Deena Levy Theatre Studio.
Channing appeared in a "Gotta have my Dew" slogan commercial for a Mountain Dew in 2002.
In an interview with Vogue, he said that one of his biggest industry heroes is Clint Eastwood. "I'd like to write him and ask for some advice, even though I'm sure if I met him in person I'd probably just stand there speechless."
There were rumors that Channing and Amanda Bynes were an item after the two She's the Man co-stars were photographed kissing off-screen.They never confirmed nor denied the report.
Channing had a small role in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds (2005) as a church boy, but his scene was later removed from the movie.
On the set of Step Up, he began dating costar Jenna Dewan. Despite its unknown cast, the film brings in an impressive $20.7 million in its opening weekend.
He has a dog named Meeka with his fiancée Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
Channing accidentally burnt his private parts while filming the movie "The Eagle" in Scotland. Ouch!
He never went to acting or drama school. However, when he got the lead role in Dear John, he took acting classes while on set so he could deliver a better performance.
Both him and his wife like mythical fairies. They like them so much, they had a fairy themed wedding and their cake topper was the two of them as fairies.
He once lost his wedding ring while working on set! Jenna was obviously not too happy about that. He wore string around his finger until he got a replacement ring.
He and his wife Jenna have matching tattoos that say "side by side" in Balinese.
His life motto is "good friends and beautiful futures."
Channing and Jenna own a production company called 33andOutProductions! He said in an interview"I really don't want to be in any more movies that I don't produce...I don't have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it."
He was also in the very popular TV series CSI: Miami (2002) where he played the role of Bob Davenport.
He appeared in a very funny Jimmy Kimmel music video "I Wanna Channing All Over Your Tatum."
His favorite place in the house to read over scripts of movies he's working on is in a warm, bubbly bathtub.
Channing is a romantic at heart and he sporadically leaves his wife love notes in unexpected places around the house. "My favorite is under the toilet seat. I find that loving the people that matter most in your life is a way to be more creative".
Channing does a pretty good Matthew McConaughey imitation.
His favorite place in the world? "My Uncle Bruce's ranch in Wetumpka, Alabama, where my mother grew up. I go there often to remind myself of real life in the place represents the deep connection that I have with my own roots".
He is very active and he likes to practice ancient martial arts like Wah-lum, Capoeira, Kung Fu and Gor-Chor".
He auditioned for the role of Gambit in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) before the role was eliminated.
Channing became a father for the 1st time at age 33 when his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum gave birth to their daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum on May 31, 2013.
He was ranked #17 in Glamour's list of "50 Sexiest Men" in 2013.
Channing Tatum is one of five G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra stars to have a Hasbro action figure modeled in his likeness as Duke. Costars Sienna Miller and Dennis Quaid also have dolls.
He is 6' 1" (1.85 m) tall.
His net worth is $50 million.
He is a strong supporter of DaisyCares.com which is "a charity for domestic animals, which my wife jenna Dewan-Tatum, as well as Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga supports through eBay Celebrity".
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