Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and singer. Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter (2005). His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience. He is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Although both G.I. Joe films received negative reviews from critics, they were commercially successful, grossing more than $300 million each at the box office.
Tatum is also known for his leading role in Magic Mike (2012), and its sequel, Magic Mike XXL (2015) which he produced; he also starred in the action-comedy film 21 Jump Street and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street. He appeared in romantic films such as Dear John (2010) and The Vow (2012). His other films include She's the Man (2006), The Dilemma (2011), White House Down (2013), the drama Foxcatcher (2014), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Logan Lucky (2017).
Tatum at the premiere of Magic Mike XXL in Sydney, Australia, July 2015
Channing Matthew Tatum
April 26, 1980
Cullman, Alabama, U.S.
(m. 2009; div. 2018)
Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay Tatum (née Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. He has a sister named Paige. He is mostly of English ancestry.
Tatum has discussed having dealt with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and dyslexia while growing up, which affected his ability to do well in school. Growing up, Tatum played football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always [his] biggest distraction in school." As a child, he practiced wuzuquan kung fu.
Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa area, and initially attended Gaither High School. His parents wanted more effort and gave him the option of selecting a private high school or attending a military school; he chose Tampa Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic. He later attended Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia on a football scholarship, but dropped out. He returned home and started working odd jobs.
Us Weekly reported that around this time Tatum left his job as a roofer and began working as a stripper at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford". In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he wanted to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper. That idea led to the movie Magic Mike. Tatum moved to Miami, where he was discovered by a model talent scout.
In 2000, Tatum was first cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video, after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid $400 for the job. His experience in the fashion industry began as a model working for noted clients such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch. He soon moved into television commercials, landing national spots for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002. He subsequently signed with Page 305 (Page Parkes Modeling Agency), a modeling agency in Miami. He was cast by Al David for Vogue magazine and soon after appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani. He was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Faces" of October 2001. Tatum signed with Ford Models in New York City.
In 2006, Tatum starred in She's The Man opposite Amanda Bynes, which was named the greatest modern Shakespearean remake by Business Insider. Later that year, Tatum starred opposite his now wife Jenna Dewan in Step Up, which was his breakout role. Although it was widely panned, it has earned $115 million worldwide.
In 2008, Tatum co-starred in director Kimberly Peirce's film Stop-Loss, about soldiers returning home from the Iraq War, and in director Stuart Townsend's film Battle in Seattle, about the 1999 protest of the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Tatum played in the short film The Trap, directed by Rita Wilson.
Tatum and Dito Montiel, who worked together on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, reteamed on the action drama Fighting for Rogue Pictures. Tatum starred as Sean McArthur, a young man who scrapes up a living scalping tickets in New York City. Tatum next appeared in writer/director/producer Michael Mann's 2009 crime drama Public Enemies, playing the 1930s American gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. The same year, Tatum starred as Duke in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Paramount Pictures' live-action film based on the popular Hasbro action figures. He was initially reluctant to take the role as he feared the movie would glorify war; however, he overcame his reluctance after reading the script. He played a soldier in Dear John, a Screen Gems film based on a popular Nicholas Sparks bestseller. He later stated that he had accepted the role to learn from director Lasse Hallström because he had never studied at an acting school.
In an interview with Details magazine, published in early 2012, Tatum said he wants to produce all the films he stars in, "I really don't want to be in any more movies that I don't produce. Unless it's with one of the 10 directors that I really want to work with, I don't have any interest in not being on the ground floor of creating it." He, his wife Jenna Dewan, and their production partner Reid Carolin signed a two-year production deal in 2010 with Relativity Media for any movies they may develop during that time. In 2012, Tatum hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared in four films. He co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's action-thriller Haywire, The Vow with Rachel McAdams, and 21 Jump Street (the film adaptation of TV series of the same name) with Jonah Hill.
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. He is a featured performer at a Tampa, Florida, male strip club who takes a younger dancer (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing to show him how to hustle "on and off stage". The film's cast also included Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey.
He reprised his role as Conrad S. Hauser/Duke in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in an ensemble cast that included Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. Originally scheduled for release on June 29, 2012, the film was pushed back to March 2013, in order to convert it to 3D and to add more scenes for his character, who was killed at the beginning of the movie. Tatum later said he had not wanted to appear in the sequel and was happy his character had been killed off. Also in 2013, he appeared in another action movie, White House Down.
Also 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/Gambit in a solo film, set within the X-Men film universe, which he will also be producing.
In 2006, Tatum met actress Jenna Dewan on the set of their movie Step Up; they married on July 11, 2009, at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California. They have a daughter who was born in May 2013 in London.
|2005||Coach Carter||Jason Lyle|
|War of the Worlds||Boy in church||Uncredited|
|2006||She's the Man||Duke Orsino|
|Step Up||Tyler Gage|
|A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Young Antonio|
|2007||The Trap||Greg||Short film|
|Battle in Seattle||Johnson|
|2008||Step Up 2: The Streets||Tyler Gage||Cameo appearance|
|Public Enemies||Pretty Boy Floyd|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Conrad S. Hauser / Duke|
|2010||Dear John||John Tyree|
|The Son of No One||Jonathan "Milk" White|
|The Eagle||Marcus Flavius Aquila|
|10 Years||Jake Bills|
|The Vow||Leo Collins|
|21 Jump Street||Greg Jenko||Also executive producer|
|Magic Mike||Michael "Magic Mike" Lane||Also producer|
|Nitro Circus: The Movie||Himself||Documentary|
|2013||Side Effects||Martin Taylor|
|G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Conrad S. Hauser / Duke|
|This Is the End||Himself||Cameo appearance|
|White House Down||John Cale||Also executive producer|
|Don Jon||Connor Verreaux||Cameo appearance|
|2014||The Lego Movie||Superman||Voice role|
|22 Jump Street||Greg Jenko|
|The Book of Life||Joaquin||Voice role|
|Magic Mike XXL||Magic Mike||Also producer|
|The Hateful Eight||Jody|
|2016||Hail, Caesar!||Burt Gurney|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Superman||Voice role|
|Logan Lucky||Jimmy Logan|
|Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Tequila|||
|2019||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part||Superman|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Bob Davenport||Episode: "Pro Per"|
|2012||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Channing Tatum/Bon Iver"|
Episode: "Steal This Episode"
|2014||Running Wild with Bear Grylls||Himself||Season 1, episode 3: "Channing Tatum"|
|2016||Lip Sync Battle||Himself||Episode: "Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum"|
|2010||Earth Made of Glass||Executive producer||Documentary|
|2018||Step Up: High Water||Executive producer||Web television series|
|2000||"She Bangs"||Ricky Martin|
|2006||"(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me"||Sean Paul featuring Keyshia Cole|
|"Get Up"||Ciara featuring Chamillionaire|
|2013||"(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum"||Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum featuring Jimmy Kimmel|
|2016||The Hateful Eight||Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|2016||Jupiter Ascending||Worst Actor||Nominated|
|2007||A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2015||Foxcatcher||Special Distinction Award||Won|
|2010||Dear John||Best Male Performance||Nominated|||
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Biggest Badass Star||Nominated|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Best Fight (with Jonah Hill)||Nominated|||
|Best Cast (shared with 21 Jump Street cast)||Nominated|
|The Vow||Best Male Performance||Nominated|
|Best Kiss (with Rachel McAdams)||Nominated|
|2013||Magic Mike||Best Musical Moment||Nominated|||
|2014||White House Down||Best Hero||Nominated|
|2015||22 Jump Street||Best Comedic Performance||Won|
|Best On-Screen Duo (with Jonah Hill)||Nominated|
|Foxcatcher||Best Male Performance||Nominated|
|Best Shirtless Performance||Nominated|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Favorite Movie Actor||Nominated|||
|21 Jump Street||Favorite Comedic Movie Actor||Nominated|
|Magic Mike||Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor||Nominated|
|2016||Favorite Movie Actor||Won|||
|Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor||Nominated|
|2006||A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints||Special Jury Prize (shared with the A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints cast)||Won|
|2008||Stop-Loss||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Won|||
|Step Up 2: The Streets||Choice Movie: Drama (shared with the Step Up 2: The Streets cast)||Won|
|2009||Fighting||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Nominated|
|2010||Dear John||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Nominated|||
|Choice Movie: Chemistry (with Amanda Seyfried)||Nominated|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||Choice Movie Actor: Action||Won|
|2012||21 Jump Street||Choice Movie Actor: Comedy||Won|||
|Choice Movie Chemistry (with Jonah Hill)||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Hissy Fit (with Jonah Hill)||Nominated|
|The Vow||Choice Movie Actor: Drama||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Liplock (with Rachel McAdams)||Nominated|
|Choice Movie Actor: Romance||Nominated|
"(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum" is a novelty song by actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum featuring television host Jimmy Kimmel performed on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! special using Channing Tatum's name as an adult innuendo. Based on the success of the comedy, a later music video of the same was also made.10 Years (2011 film)
10 Years is a 2011 American romantic comedy directed by Jamie Linden in his directorial debut. The film stars an ensemble cast including Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Rosario Dawson, Oscar Isaac, Lynn Collins, Chris Pratt, Scott Porter, Brian Geraghty, Anthony Mackie, Kelly Noonan and Juliet Lopez. The film was released on September 14, 2012, in select theaters.2012 MTV Movie Awards
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards were held on June 3, 2012 at the Universal Amphitheatre, hosted by Russell Brand.The nominees were announced on May 1, and the winners were chosen by fans and a panel of MTV executives. On May 10, Russell Brand was announced to host the 2012 show.21 Jump Street (film)
21 Jump Street is a 2012 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, and starring Hill and Channing Tatum. An adaptation of the 1987–91 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh, the film follows two police officers who are forced to relive high school when they are assigned to go undercover as high school students to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug and arrest its supplier.
The film was released theatrically on March 16, 2012 by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and grossed $201 million against a budget of $54.7 million. A sequel, titled 22 Jump Street, was released on June 13, 2014. A female-led spin-off is currently in development.22 Jump Street
22 Jump Street is a 2014 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, written by Jonah Hill, Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman and produced by and starring Hill and Channing Tatum. Ice Cube, Peter Stormare, Jillian Bell, Amber Stevens West and Wyatt Russell also star. It is the sequel to the 2012 film 21 Jump Street, based on the television series of the same name. The plot follows police officers Morton Schmidt and Greg Jenko as they go undercover at a college in order to find the supplier of a new drug.
Plans for a Jump Street sequel began the week of the first film's release. Hill and Tatum were quickly confirmed to be reprising their roles, while Miller and Lord announced they'd be returning to direct in July 2013. Filming took place from September to December 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico.
22 Jump Street was released on June 13, 2014, by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film received positive reviews, with some critics calling it one of the best comedy sequels of all time, and grossed $331 million worldwide.Dear John (2010 film)
Dear John is a 2010 American romantic drama-war film starring Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum. It was made by Screen Gems and was released theatrically in North America on February 5, 2010. The film was directed by Lasse Hallström, and it is an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' 2006 novel of the same name. It follows the life of a soldier (Channing Tatum) after he falls in love with a young woman (Amanda Seyfried). They decide to exchange letters to each other after he is deployed to the war. The movie was filmed in 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina.Development of Gambit
Gambit is an in-development American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is intended to be an installment of the X-Men film series. The film has been written by Josh Zetumer, based on a story by the character's creator Chris Claremont, with Channing Tatum set to star in the title role.
Tatum was looked at for early attempts to include Gambit in the X-Men films but was not available for that character's film introduction in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Taylor Kitsch portrayed the character instead, and was not well received. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner expressed interest in a Gambit film starring Tatum in early 2014, and the actor officially signed on that May. The film has been in development hell since then, with Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman, and Gore Verbinski attached as director to the film at different times over the years and the film's release date also pushed back numerous times.
As of February 2019, Gambit has been scheduled for release on March 13, 2020, but development of the film has been placed on hold due to the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney.Fighting (2009 film)
Fighting is a 2009 sports action drama film directed by Dito Montiel, with a screenplay by Robert Munic and Montiel, and starring Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard and Luis Guzmán. It was released on April 24, 2009 in the United States by Rogue Pictures.Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical sports true crime drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller. Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, the film stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. The film's plot is loosely based on the events surrounding multimillionaire E.I. du Pont family heir and wrestling enthusiast John du Pont's 1986 recruitment of two 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medalist wrestlers, Mark Schultz and his older brother David, to help coach U.S. wrestlers for participation in national, world, and Olympic competition, and the subsequent murder of David by du Pont in January 1996.
Foxcatcher received critical acclaim for the three lead actors' performances, Miller's direction, and the film's visual style and tone. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where Miller won the Best Director Award. The film had three Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Picture. The film was nominated for five Oscars at the 2015 Academy Awards, including a Best Actor nomination for Carell, Best Supporting Actor for Ruffalo and Best Director for Miller. It became the first film to be nominated for Best Director but not Best Picture since 2008, when Julian Schnabel was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, two years before the Academy extended its maximum number of Best Picture nominees to 10 films.Gambit in other media
This is a list of non-comics media appearances of Gambit.Jenna Dewan
Jenna Lee Dewan (born December 3, 1980) is an American actress and dancer. She started her career as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, and later worked with artists including Pink, Missy Elliott, and Christina Aguilera. She is known for her role as Nora Clark in the 2006 film Step Up. She has also starred on the short-lived NBC series The Playboy Club and had a recurring role on the FX series American Horror Story: Asylum. She portrayed Freya Beauchamp on the Lifetime series Witches of East End and played Lucy Lane in The CW series Supergirl. Dewan hosted the NBC reality competition television series World of Dance (2017–2018).Jupiter Ascending
Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 space opera film written, produced and directed by The Wachowskis. Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne, the film is centered on Jupiter Jones (Kunis), an ordinary cleaning woman, and Caine Wise (Tatum), an interplanetary warrior who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond Earth. Supporting cast member Douglas Booth has described the film's fictional universe as a cross between The Matrix and Star Wars, while Kunis identified indulgence and consumerism as its underlying themes.The film was co-produced by Grant Hill, making Jupiter Ascending his seventh collaboration with the Wachowskis as producer or executive producer. Several more longstanding Wachowski collaborators since the creation of The Matrix films have contributed to the picture, including production designer Hugh Bateup, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, visual effects designer John Gaeta, supervising sound editor Dane Davis and costume designer Kym Barrett. Other notable past collaborators include Speed Racer composer Michael Giacchino, Cloud Atlas director of photography John Toll along with its editor Alexander Berner and hair and make-up designer Jeremy Woodhead, who worked on both.
The film received generally negative reception upon release, with most criticism focused on incoherence in the screenplay, the characterization and an over-reliance on special effects. Some critics praised the visuals, originality, world-building and Giacchino's musical score. However, the film received positive response from a niche of female science fiction fans who appreciated the film's campiness and deviation from typical gender stereotypes in a genre that is traditionally male-centered.Magic Mike
Magic Mike is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. The plot revolves around Adam, a 19-year-old who enters the world of male stripping, guided by Mike Lane, who has been in the business for six years.
The film is loosely based on the experiences of Tatum, who was an 18-year-old stripper in Tampa, Florida. Magic Mike was filmed in several locations around west central Florida. The film premiered as the closing film for the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival on June 24, 2012, and was widely released by Warner Bros. on June 29, 2012, and was a critical and commercial success.
A sequel, Magic Mike XXL directed by Gregory Jacobs, was released on July 1, 2015.Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory Jacobs, written by Reid Carolin and starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Joe Manganiello. A sequel to 2012's Magic Mike, the film premiered in Hollywood on June 26, 2015 with subsequent European premiere in London on June 30, 2015. The film was released on July 1, 2015, received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $122 million.Smallfoot (film)
Smallfoot is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated musical comedy film produced by Warner Animation Group. Based on the unpublished children’s book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos, the film was co-written and directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, and stars the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry, and Jimmy Tatro. The plot follows a group of Yeti who come across a human, with each species thinking the other was just a myth.
Smallfoot was theatrically released in the United States on September 28, 2018 by Warner Bros. Pictures. It received a moderately positive reception from critics and grossed over $214 million worldwide.Step Up (film)
Step Up is a 2006 American romantic dance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. Set in Baltimore, Maryland, the film follows the tale of the disadvantaged Tyler Gage (Tatum) and the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark (Dewan), who find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Realizing that they only have one chance, they finally work together. It is the first film in the Step Up series, which includes four sequels and a television series.The Vow (2012 film)
The Vow is a 2012 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Sucsy and written by Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, and Jason Katims, inspired by the true story of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter. The film stars Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum as the Collins, with Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, and Jessica Lange in supporting roles. The Vow is the eighth highest-grossing romantic drama film since 1980. This was Spyglass Entertainment's last film before MGM took over.White House Down
White House Down is a 2013 American political action thriller film directed by Roland Emmerich about an assault on the White House by a paramilitary group and the Capitol Police Officer who tries to stop them. The film's screenplay is by James Vanderbilt, and it stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, with Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Jason Clarke, Joey King, and Richard Jenkins in supporting roles.
The film was released on June 28, 2013 and grossed US$205 million worldwide.
Awards for Channing Tatum