Channing Tatum was born in Alabama on April 26th, 1980. Unlike other celebrities, he was not involved in theatre in school and did not move to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career at a young age. Instead, he played football at Tampa Catholic High School and wished to obtain an athletic scholarship to play in college. After graduating in 1998, he attended Glenville State College in West Virginia on an athletic scholarship, but didn’t finish his studies. After jobs as a model, stripper, and construction worker, his first job in the entertainment industry was in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video as a dancer.
This year, Tatum reprised his role as Jenko in 22 Jump Street and voiced in the animated film, The Lego Movie. Most recently, he portrayed Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher. Released on November 14th, this film tells the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler. Early in 2015, Tatum will also star in Jupiter Ascending alongside Mila Kunis.