He played football in high school and got a full football scholarship for college, but decided to go into modeling instead. and Shia La Beouf in the 2006 drama A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
He married co-star and actress Jenna Dewan in July 2009, after dating her for three years.
Dewan went on tour with Janet Jackson on her All for You Tour and appeared in some of the music videos accompanying the . The couple got engaged in early September 2008 in Maui and on Saturday, July 11, 2009, they were married on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California.
Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan seem like a fun couple. Tatum told the story to Nick Grimshaw on his BBC Radio 1 show.
They are always dancing at awards shows and sometimes Tatum posts saucy pics of Dewan on Instagram. “When I proposed to my wife I did something pretty cruel because I thought she was on to me. Fortunately, it all worked out because the couple has been married for eight years.
His other notable films include Coach Carter, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike.
He also earned praise for his portrayal of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz in the 2014 drama Foxcatcher.
As a child, he played soccer and football, ran track, and performed at martial art competitions.