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Madison Passeri Basic Writing 2 Instructor: Vivian Papp October 18, 2013

Channing Tatum

Channing Matthew Tatum was born on April 26th, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama. He is the oldest of eight children. Channing spent his childhood going between his town and Mississippi to spend summers with his grandparents ( He grew up playing football all his life. By the time he was in ninth grade he was sent to a military boarding school. He became actively involved in football. Channing even earned an athletic scholarship to continue with his sports skill in West Virginia at Glenville State College ( Although Channing thought he had his life planned out playing football, he was wrong. I chose Channing Tatum because he’s a great actor and good role model. Playing football and the routine he had to carry out in order to maintain his scholarship just wasn’t for him ( He made a decision to leave all he had achieved behind and start a new chapter in his life. Channing always had a passion for dancing. He started to focus on that. Channing Tatum surprisingly passed the audition looking for a back up dancer for the music video “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin ( This led him to earn a job as a choreographer in Miami. He then met a model that introduced him to some modeling agencies. Channing didn’t really see a career in modeling, but after a few shoots he began to like it. This opened so many great opportunities for Channing. He later joined Major Models in New York City. His modeling was a success. He would appear in different magazines, fashion shows, and commercials. This now brought him to get more attention from the public. With his career becoming more successful, he crossed over to acting. Channing made his way to land his first performance in an episode of “CSI Miami” in the year of 2002. In 2004 he moved on to the big screen production to film “Coach Carter”. This movie grossed over 67 million dollars ( As the years moved on, Channing Tatum became more successful and started to star in movies such as “She’s The Man”, “Step Up”, “Dear Jon”, “The Vow”, and so much more. I chose this actor because he has an interesting story and he’s a great actor. The public thinks that Channing Tatum is the “Sexiest Man Alive” according to People Magazine. Everybody loves and adores this charming actor. Although Channing Tatum didn’t make it as a football player, he became very successful in life doing what he loves. He has millions of fans supporting him and what he does. Channing lives a successful life with his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum with their daughter born 2013 in London, England. Channing Tatum will always be known for his great acting, film production, dancing, and modeling.

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"Biography | Channing Tatum Unwrapped." Channing Tatum Unwrapped. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013. "Biography for Channing Tatum." IMDb., n.d. Web. 24 Oct. 2013.…...

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