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Amber Heard joins cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'

Amber Heard joins cast of 'Magic Mike XXL'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Amber Heard will star alongside Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in "Magic Mike XXL."
Annie Martin
Matthew McConaughey won't be in 'Magic Mike XXL'

Matthew McConaughey won't be in 'Magic Mike XXL'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Matthew McConaughey not returning for 'Magic Mike' sequel, but Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello are.
Danielle Haynes
Sony Pictures already working on '23 Jump Street'

Sony Pictures already working on '23 Jump Street'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Sony Pictures and Original Film have already begun pre-production for a third installment of the "21 Jump Street" saga, "23 Jump Street."
Veronica Linares
Channing Tatum gets touchy-feely in 'Dick Graze' clip

Channing Tatum gets touchy-feely in 'Dick Graze' clip

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Channing Tatum promotes "22 Jump Street" by rapping in new viral video, "Dick Graze."
Veronica Linares
Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Taylor Swift admitted that getting back together with an ex was "ew" while appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum go pantless on 'Running Wild'

Bear Grylls, Channing Tatum go pantless on 'Running Wild'

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8 (UPI) --A preview of Channing Tatum's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" episode sees the actor and the adventurer flip out of a helicopter and strip down to their undies.
Annie Martin
Bear Grylls on how to survive 'Sharknado': 'Go for the gills'

Bear Grylls on how to survive 'Sharknado': 'Go for the gills'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 (UPI) --"Running Wild" adventure host Bear Grylls offered advice on how to survive "Sharknado" and other extreme situations in movies.
Annie Martin
Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher may name baby after grandmother

Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher may name baby after grandmother

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) --Sources say Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have finished the nursery for their baby girl, and may name their daughter after Kutcher's mother.
Annie Martin
Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

Bear Grylls, Zac Efron rappel shirtless in 'Running Wild' clip

NEW YORK, July 21 (UPI) --Bear Grylls and Zac Efron descend a cliff in the Catskill Mountains shirtless in a clip from the series premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls."
Annie Martin
Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill in talks to join new Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill in talks to join new Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) --Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum and Tilda Swinton in new Coen brothers film "Hail, Caesar!"
Annie Martin
Channing Tatum stars as wrestler Mark Schultz in intense new trailer for 'Foxcatcher'

Channing Tatum stars as wrestler Mark Schultz in intense new trailer for 'Foxcatcher'

LOS ANGELES, July 2 (UPI) --Channing Tatum stars as real-life Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose brother was shot and killed by longtime friend and troubled millionaire John du Pont.
Annie Martin
Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum deny divorce reports

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan-Tatum deny divorce reports

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) --Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum issued a joint statement earlier this week to slam divorce rumors as "outright lies."
Annie Martin
'Running Wild with Bear Grylls' to feature Channing Tatum, Zac Efron on survival adventures

'Running Wild with Bear Grylls' to feature Channing Tatum, Zac Efron on survival adventures

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --New NBC series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" will see the British host take celebrities on wilderness survival adventures.
Annie Martin
Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes to join Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes to join Coen brothers film 'Hail, Caesar!'

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) --Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes are in negotiations to join George Clooney and Josh Brolin in new Coen brothers film "Hail, Caesar!"
Annie Martin
'22 Jump Street' beats 'Dragon 2' at weekend box office

'22 Jump Street' beats 'Dragon 2' at weekend box office

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) --Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's undercover cop comedy, "22 Jump Street," edged out "How to Train Your Dragon 2" at the weekend box office.
Kate Stanton
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Channing Tatum, a cast member in the motion picture war drama "Stop-Loss", attends the premiere of the film at the Directors Guild Theatre in Los Angeles on March 17, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and film producer. He began his career as a fashion model and appearing in television commercials for Pepsi and Mountain Dew before turning to film roles. He made his feature film debut in the sports drama, Coach Carter (2005), and had a supporting role in She's the Man (2006), before landing a leading role in Step Up (2006). He has also appeared in Fighting (2009), Public Enemies (2009), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and Dear John (2010).

Channing Tatum was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of Kay, an airline worker, and Glenn Tatum, who worked in construction. His ancestry includes Irish, French, and Native American. Tatum's family moved to Mississippi when he was six, and he grew up in the bayous near the Mississippi River, where he enjoyed a rural existence.

Tatum was athletic while growing up, playing football, soccer, track, baseball, and performing martial arts; he has said that "girls were always biggest distraction in school." As a child, he practiced kung fu. Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa, Florida area and initially attended Gaither High School before going to Tampa Catholic High School. He graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic. Afterward, Tatum was awarded a football scholarship to Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia, but he turned it down. He returned home and started working odd jobs. US Weekly reported that around this time Tatum began working as an exotic dancer at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford." In 2010, he told an Australian newspaper that he would like to make a movie about his experiences as a stripper, saying, "I've already got the director picked out. I'd like Nicolas Refn, who did the movie Bronson, to do it because he's insane for it." He later moved to Miami, where he was discovered on the street by a model talent scout.

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