Channing Tatum Actor
Channing Tatum is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and model. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter. His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience.
Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay, an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. He has a sister named Paige. He is mostly of English ancestry, with small amounts from elsewhere in Europe.
Tatum's family moved to the Pascagoula, Mississippi area when he was six. He grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he lived in a rural setting. Athletic while growing up, he played football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that girls were always biggest distraction in school.
He also starred in Magic Mike, a film about his eight-month experience as a male stripper in Florida. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh, was co-produced by Tatum and Soderbergh, and starred Tatum as Mike. Tatum appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects, with Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
In 2014, he co-starred with Steve Carell in Foxcatcher, the story of John du Pont, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz, the brother of the character played by Tatum, who also had won Olympic gold. Tatum will star as X-Men character Remy LeBeau and Gambit in a solo film, set within the X-Men film universe, which he will also be producing.