Channing Matthew Tatum is an actor and film producer, best known for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Magic Mike (2012). He has also appeared in films such as Coach Carter (2005), She’s the Man (2006), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), Fighting (2009), and The Dilemma (2010). While known for his dramatic performances in Dear John and The Vow, Channing Tatum has also ventured into more comedic roles.
Standing 6’1″, earlier in his career Channing Tatum worked variously as a dancer, model, and stripper.
In 2000, Channing 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 such noted clients such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Channing Tatum soon moved into television commercials, landing national spots for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002. He subsequently signed with a modelling agency in Miami, Page 305 (Page Parkes Modeling Agency), but later found success after being 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.
Channing Tatum was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Faces” of October 2001. Tatum also signed with Beatrice Model agency in Milan, Italy and Ford Models in New York City.
How Channing Tatum Made His Money – Acting
Estimated Net Worth: $14 million
Birthday: April 26, 1980
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