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Jenna Dewan-Tatum

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Jenna Dewan Tatum, who grew up in Texas before attending USC and joining the sorority Pi Beta Pi, was initially discovered by a dance agent and her fancy footwork sent her on the road with Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin and got her part in videos for Justin Timberlake and Mandy Moore. Those skills would also land the former model the audition that would change both the trajectory of her career and her personal life forever. Her role as Nora Clark in the original “Step Up” film (2006) paired her with Channing Tatum and the two were soon hot to foxtrot offscreen as well. After dating for two years and getting engaged in Hawaii in 2008, they tied the knot in Malibu in July 2009 with a wedding party that included Emmanuelle Chriqui and Haylie Duff.  First, they created a production company, 33andOut, together and then moved on to making a baby. Daughter Everly was born in May 2013.  While her husband has arguably made a bigger name for himself, she has booked continuous work since her early 2000s TV gigs on shows like “The Young And The Restless” and “Joey”. Dewan Tatum has booked high profile gigs for the last three TV seasons — “The Playboy Club”, “American Horror Story” and “Witches of East End” She recently reteamed with her husband onscreen for the first time since “Step Up” in the high school reunion dramedy “10 Years”. 

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