I first wrote about Channing in 2006 when he had a breakout year with roles in “She’s the Man” with Amanda Bynes, the indie drama “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints,” and the dance flick “Step Up” (during which he met and fell for his co-star and now wife, Jenna Dewan). There was something charismatic about him that made him sexy but approachable. Six years later, and I still think he’s got whatever undefinable “It” creates a star.
- Name: Channing Tatum
- Hometown: Cullman, Alabama (outside Birmingham)
- Age: 32
- Marital Status: Channing’s married to his “Step Up” co-star, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. They tied the knot in July 2009.
- You Know Him From: Everything from his trifecta of 2006 breakout roles to his recent starring gigs in the comedy “21 Jump Street,” romantic drama “The Vow” opposite the always-awesome Rachel McAdams, and the upcoming male-stripper dramedy “Magic Mike,” which is loosely based on his own experience as an exotic dancer in the Tampa area before he got into acting.
- Why Him: He’s not pretty like Brad Pitt or Alex Pettyfer or Leo; he’s got a bit of a bad-boy handsome look. He’s a hot everyman not a posh, tuxedo-clad kind of guy (although he does look pretty amazing in a tux). Plus, I love that like one of my earliest celebrity crushes, Patrick Swayze (sniff!), Channing married someone he connected with as a dancer. I know he’s probably not destined for the Oscars podium, but Channing can do drama and comedy and as for “Magic Mike,” I say put down the “Fifty Shades of Grey” ladies and watch this trailer!
Sandie has been crushing on celebrities since she was 8, when she had a thing for Treat Williams in the movie musical “Hair,” which for the record, came out when she was three. She writes about entertainment all sorts of places, including NextMovie, Moviefone, and Common Sense Media. You can follow her on Twitter @urbanmama