Jenna Dewan, born in Hartford, Conn., on Dec. 2, 1980, is an American actress, producer, dancer and former model. She is well known for her leading roles in Tamara and Step Up.
Prior to starring in film, she was a dancer, working for various famous performers such as ‘N Sync, Sean Combs, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Pink, Missy Elliott, and Ricky Martin. Dewan went on tour with Janet Jackson on her All for You Tour and appeared in some of the music videos accompanying the All For You album. She also danced in Christina Aguilera‘s music video for the single “Not Myself Tonight.”
In 2006, Dewan met Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up. They began dating shortly after filming finished. The couple got engaged in early September 2008 in Maui and on Saturday, July 11, 2009, they were married on the grounds of Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California. In June 2013, the couple welcomed daughter Everly.
She and Tatum announced their separation in a joint statement on April 2, 2018, and she filed for divorce six months later. The former World of Dance host went on to date Steve Kazee, announcing in September 2019 that she and the Tony winner are expecting their first child together.