Channing Tatum can be seen in the new box office film Step Up.Â The film is about a troubled teenÂ who ends up doingÂ community service at a local arts school. Tatum plays Tyler Gage, the angered teen, whoÂ happens to be aÂ gifted street dancer.Â His talent draws the attention of Nora.Â Â The passion and chemistry between the two is intense both on stage and off.Â
Tatum was born April 26, 1980 just outside of Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in Mississippi on the Mississippi river.Â A talented football player, he earned a full athletic scholarship to college in West Virginia.
Coach Carter, She’s the Man, and Havoc are other films Tatum has appeared in.
Tatum appears in Ricky Martin’s She Bangs music video.Â He got his start as a male fashion model.Â He has done ads for Abercrombie and Fitch, Nautica, American Eagle Outfitters and Emporio Armani.Â He has also appeared in Vogue, Citizen K and Contents.Â His TV ads include Pepsi, A.E. and Mountain Dew.