A lot of Channing Tatum’s fans are always curious about who Channing’s girlfriend is in real-life. This is one of the cuttest pictures that I have seen of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. As many may already know, 6’1″, green-eyed Channing started dating his 5’3″, green-eyed Step Up co-star not long after the movie wrapped in 2005 and they moved in together at the end of that year. Gotta love a hottie that’s not afraid of committment.
Although there’s a lot of info out there about Chan, I thought that I would give you a little more information on the enviable Jenna Dewan. Born December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, Jenna Lee Dewan started dancing at a very young age. She parlayed her dancing talents into a successful career where she found herself performing with musical icons such as P. Diddy, Janet Jackson, and Ricky Martin (ironically Chan got his start in a Ricky Martin video).
Following career building small screen appearances in popular music videos for artists like Mandy Moore and Tony Braxton and short-lived sitcoms like Joey and Quintuplets, the beautiful brunette then easily transitioned into a lead role in the motion picture arena as the vengeful Tamara Riley in a 2006 horror film called Tamara.
Saddly, in Hollywood it is easier to become famous if you first become infamous. So Jenna Dewan got her first taste of “success” when tabloids began reporting on her supposed romance with fellow dancer Justin Timberlake. Jenna ignored all the contraversy and used her impressive footwork to dance her way into the 2006 musical drama Take the Lead as Sasha with Antonio Banderas. Jenna also played the character of Sally in The Grudge 2 (2006).
She then stepped up the fame ladder into Channing Tatum’s life and heart as Nora in 2006′s Step Up. Jenna truly loved her role in Step Up, because it allowed her to showcase both her dancing and acting talents. Not to mention, she also got to meet what could be the love of her life (aka Channing Tatum), of course that remains to be seen. People in Hollywood seem to have such a hard time maintaining healthy relationships. I will definitely keep my fingers crossed for them.
Jenna was fun to watch as Nora in Step Up and I hope to see her in many more roles. Try to catch her in her next role in the remake of Revenge of the Nerds set to release August 24,2007.
Update: Read this article from the Hollywood Reporter to see why production was halted on Jenna Dewan’s next movie, Revenge of the Nerds.