Channing Tatum Biography (1980-)

is a model and best known for his role as a rebellious street in the Disney teen flick Step Up. Channing grew up in Alabama and Mississippi and got his first big break in Florida, where he landed a spot as a dancing extra for the Ricky Martin video of “She Bangs” (2000). His athletic build, bad-boy buzzcut and Brad Pitt jawline helped him start a modelling career, which in turn led to an acting career. After some high-profile TV commercials for Pepsi and Mountain Dew, Tatum began getting acting roles in television and film. He made his feature film debut in 2005’s Coach Carter (starring Samuel L. Jackson) and has since moved up to leading roles, including She’s the Man (2006, starring Amanda Bynes, Step Up (2006) and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006, with Shia LaBeouf). In 2009 he starred as Duke, one of the fist-fighting G.I. Joe heroes in the action flick G.I. Joe: The Rise of COBRA.

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