Channing eldest in a family of eight children. His mother - an employee of the airline and dad busy in construction. The actor, French, Irish and American roots. When Channing was six years old, his family moved to Mississippi. The future actor grew up on the banks of the longest river in the world in the countryside. Teen active in sports. He was interested in rugby, athletics, football, baseball, as well as martial arts, including kung fu. Tatum spent his teenage years in Florida Tampa. There he attended Gaither High School, and then in the military Tampa Catholic High School. In the last Channing went to the football team, and in 1998 received an athletic scholarship for training in West Virginia Glenville State College. However, the young man refused it. Returning home, Channing begins to work in temporary jobs. There is information that he was "exotic dancer" in a strip bar. There, supposedly, he was listed under the name Chan Crawford. In 2010, these findings were confirmed by the actor when he said he was willing to remove the picture of his strip experience. In addition, Tatum worked in construction, was a mortgage broker, as well as a shop assistant and veterinary hospitals.
After Channing Tatum moved to Miami. There he saw the agent.
From stripper to model
In Orlando Tatum got to listen to a clip of Ricky Martin and passed. He got into the frame as a dancer and appeared in the video for the song «She Bangs». For work he was paid just $ 400. But her first model experience he received while working for famous clients, and Abercrombie & Fitch Armani. The first fashion show was organized for male edition «Men's Health» in Miami in late 2000. Then the young man had already started filming commercials for Pepsi and Mountain Dew in 2002. Soon the first contract was signed with the Agency Page 305. Tatum image change, hair cut short. In this form, his photographs have appeared in magazines «Vogue», «Citizen K», «Contents», «Elegance Magazine», «Out Magazine».
In parallel, Channing has worked in campaigns Dolce & Gabbana, Nautica, Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters, Emporio Armani. And for companies and Beatrice Model agency Ford Models in Milan and New York. In late 2001, Channing Tatum appeared in the list of the 50 most beautiful people, according to the magazine «Tear Sheet». By the way, Tatum says modeling career helped him to understand his own life. The existence he and his family became easier, because he had a stable job, and he was aware of what will be engaged soon. Job and income helped the model to understand that he loves the movie.
For the first time on television Tatum appeared in 2004. He got a recurring role in the television series «CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Miami." A year later Chennig got a small role in the drama "Coach Card", where the main role was played by Samuel L. Jackson. I got an actor and rapper Twista music video for the song «Hope».
The song was the soundtrack to the film. Next piggy actor replenish inconspicuous role in the film, he was a young man in the church in the movie "War of the Worlds" by Steven Spielberg (but credited his name is not indicated, and the final version of the scene was cut), a biker in the film "Supercross", as well as boys barely noticeable in the movie "Crazy." Tatum film works so delayed that he decided to temporarily leave the modeling business and served in a large cinema. They say that Channing had inherited the role of Genghis Khan in the film "Mongol" by Sergei Bodrov, but the Tatum replaced Tadanobu Asano. Tried and actor for the role of Gambit in the film "X-Men: The Last Stand", however, the hero removed from the script. But samples of a young man noticed Lauren Shuler Donner, producer of the blockbuster. She'd offered him the lead role in the youth film "She - man." This freestyle adaptation of the play "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare. The film was released in 2006. Then Tatum said his hero Duke - he is at school. The actor says that he could never feel comfortable in the company of girls. He said either too much, or out of it and could not get the word. But co-star Amanda Bynes speaks about Tatum very warm. She says Channing incredibly talented and amazingly perceptive. In the same 2006 Tatum he has achieved a breakthrough in his career. He got the lead role in the youth music tape titled "Step forward." In melodrama he played hip-hop dancer. Cinema showed the audience in August 2006. The picture was a resounding success. This was followed by work on the nostalgic drama "How to Recognizing Your Saints." Channing got the role of a young man Antonio street. And on the set of Tatum worked with Robert Downey Jr., Diane Wiest and Shia LaBeouf. By the way, the actor calls his role of "first serious and dramatic." At the Sundance Film Festival, which presented a picture of the performance Tatum earned critical acclaim. In 2008, the actor starred in the film "War on compulsion," a drama about a soldier Kimberly Preece, who returned from the war in Iraq. A year later, a celebrity has appeared in another successful tape: "Fight without rules," "Cobra" and "Public Enemies." In 2010, the world saw the film "Dear John." There Tatum appeared in the role of a soldier named John who writes letters to his beloved. It is, incidentally, played Amanda Seyfried. And later Channing involved in the shooting process films «Knockout», «Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo», «Son of No One», «The Eagle of the Ninth».
By the way, Channing Tatum founded with his friends and his wife Jenna Dewan company «33andOut Productions». There's the actor plans to make movies. And the first was the documentary film «Earth Made of Glass». It is dedicated to the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame, as well as survivors of the genocide, Jean-Pierre Sagahutu. The tape was presented at the festival "Tribeca" in 2010.
In 2006, Channing twisted romance with his partner in the film "Step Up." Jenna Dewan, he met just in the process. In autumn 2008, the actor made an offer sweetheart. Six months later the couple were married in Malibu.
Channing Tatum has many fan sites. In mid-2007, the actor has an official page. And the story began with the fact that in the early years is a long fan of Channing, Texas resident, started blogging about Tatum. The hero of the blog was impressed and invited the woman to New York to shoot. Blog also has been named the official page.