His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience. Tatum spent most of his teenage years in the Tampa area, and initially attended Gaither High School.
He is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G. His parents wanted more effort and gave him the option of selecting a private high school or attending a military school; he chose Tampa Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1998 and was voted most athletic. US Weekly reported that around this time Tatum left his job as a roofer and began working as a stripper at a local nightclub, under the name "Chan Crawford." after an audition in Orlando, Florida; he was paid 0 for the job.
He soon moved into television commercials, landing national spots for Mountain Dew and Pepsi in 2002.
He subsequently signed with Page 305 (Page Parkes Modeling Agency), a modeling agency in Miami.
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The actor even reminisced about sharing his first kiss with his future wife as they filmed scenes for the flick.
He was cast by Al David for Vogue magazine and soon after appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani.