Jenna Lee Dewan-Tatum is a former model and dancer and was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford Connecticut. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and discovered a love for dancing at the age of five. She is a graduate of Grapevine High School and has also attended the University of Southern Califronia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Jenna was discovered by a dance agent and toured alongside some of the greatest in music entertainment, most notably Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin. She has also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Missy Elliott. She has also appeared in several television sitcoms including “Quintuplets” (2004), “The Young and the Restless” (2004) and “Joey” (2004).
Jenna starred in Disney’s hit movie ‘Step Up‘ opposite Channing Tatum, which went on to gross over $65 MM domestically and just under $100 MM worldwide. Other screen credits include: Sony’s ‘The Grudge 2, Lions Gate’s ‘Tamara’ and New Line Cinema’s ‘Take the Lead’, in which she starred opposite Antonio Banderas. She also starred in Keith Sample’s ‘Love Lies Bleeding‘ opposite Brian Geraghty, and in ‘Six Wives on Henry Lefay‘, starring opposite Tim Allen, Jenna Elfman, Elisha Cuthbert, Chris Klein, and Paz Vega. Jenna recently wrapped ‘The Jerk Theory‘ opposite Josh Henderson, and she starred opposite Tatum O’Neal in Lifetime’s ‘Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal‘, which is the network’s most watched movie of the year and second most watched program in their history.
The busy actress also recently had a guest starring role on “Melrose Place“, starred in the independent film ‘America Virgin‘ with Rob Schneider co-starring, and just wrapped filming on the Tanner Beard directed western ‘The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy‘. She is currently filming ‘Slightly Single in L.A.‘ and is set to play the title role of ‘Magdalena‘, based on the comic book, with Gale Ann Hurd producing and Luke Goss co-starring.
Jenna also has a production company that she started with three friends and husband Channing Tatum called 33&Out Productions, Inc..