Creator / Channing Tatum

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Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and model.

Originally growing to prominence with the dance film Step Up, he's since made a name for himself in movies of all genres: Romance (Dear John, The Vow), Comedy (21 Jump Street series, She's the Man), Action (G.I. Joe series, The Eagle, White House Down, Jupiter Ascending), and Drama (Side Effects, Foxcatcher). The Magic Mike series —inspired by his time as an exotic dancer— probably brought his career full circle.

He married his Step Up co-star Jenna Dewan in July 2009, with whom he had a daughter named Everly in May 2013. In 2012, he was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine.

He was set to star as Remy LeBeau / Gambit in the X-Men film franchise in a spinoff on the character, but the film has since been removed from Fox's releases schedule and remains in Development Hell.


Selected filmography


He provides examples of:

  • The Cast Show Off: Attending military school was able to make him be comfortable in doing action films. His dancing is remarkable, as can be seen in movies like Magic Mike and Step Up.
  • Dull Surprise: A common complaint of his early works is that he doesn't show a lot of emotions. His later productions where he moved away from his typecast role as a meathead have averted this, as he's come into his own as an actor, leading to critical acclaim in works such as Foxcatcher.
  • He Really Can Act: He was typecasted as the male lead of romance films while appearing in the occasional action flick. 21 Jump Street, his first true comedy role, broke that trend and improved many critics' perception on him. Furthermore, Foxcatcher established that he could also be effective in dramatic roles.invoked
  • Mr. Fanservice: Tends to do Shirtless Scenes. Considering that he used to be a male stripper, this isn't surprising.
  • Person as Verb: He participated in a parodic song on the Jimmy Kimmel Show called "Channing All Over Your Tatum". He noted how weird it was to be repeating his own name dozens of times.
  • Playing Against Type: He's pretty solidly typecast as an action hero, but some films have gone out of their way to subvert this. Of note is This Is The End, where he plays Danny's willing gimp (As Himself, no less). ''Jump Street' has him parody this by combining it with a high school Jerk Jock persona and his relationship with Jonah Hill.
  • Romance on the Set: Met his wife on the set of Step Up.
  • Those Two Actors: Has co-starred with Jonah Hill in five films since 2012: 21 Jump Street, This Is the End and 22 Jump Street, 'The LEGO Movie and Hail, Caesar!''. Their closeness off set has them bordering Heterosexual Life-Partner territory.

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