Jenna Dewan
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It is difficult to describe Jenna Dewan and not mention one of the many important elements that make the American actress one of the darlings of modern Hollywood. From her dancing skills to her acting skills, to her relationship with one of America’s most objectified men, Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan is an all-rounder when it comes to the elements of fame in modern Hollywood.

Amidst the tripods of reasons why she is a famous name in the industry, there is no doubt that her relationship as the former wife of Magic Mike star, Channing Tatum is the leading contender for why she is famous, but that is not to discard other reasons like her acting skills that have seen her star in television shows like Witches of East End, Step Up and Supergirl. Learn more about Jenna Dewan by reading below.

Jenna Dewan – Biography (Ethnicity)

Jenna Dewan is a beautiful actress who is also an accomplished dancer and one of the more notable names in Hollywood, with her career in the upswing. She has featured in top rated music videos and starred in the popular television shows in a career journey that all began when she was born on the 3rd of December, 1980 in the town of Hartford in Connecticut.

Born to Nancy Smith and a former football player, Darryll Dewan in America, Jenna Dewan is a citizen of the star-spangled banner, but has coursing in her blood, Lebanese, Polish, German and English blood which are from her father and mother respectively. She was raised in several cities as her family moved frequently. According to Jenna, before she was seven years old, the family had lived in seven cities.

Normally, such instability would cause a child to retreat into her shell and hide away from the world, but that wasn’t the case for Jenna who grew up to become a cheerleader for Notre Dame Preparatory School in Townson, Maryland. She did not get to be a cheerleader for long at Notre Dame as her family once again moved to Grapevine, Texas. Still, Jenna had a light that was not going to be quenched and she also became a cheerleader in her new school, Grapevine High School, Texas. At Grapevine, she took her positive spirit a step further and won prom queen while she was in the school for her senior year. Jenna graduated from the University of Southern California.

As a prolific cheerleader, dance was imbibed into Jenna Dewan’s spirit and despite graduating high school and University, she continued the art of entertainment through dance by becoming a backup dancer for Janet Jackson in the music videos, Doesn’t Really Matter, All for You, and went on tour with the music legend on the All for You Tour. All of this happened between 2000 and 2001, which was when she began her professional career.

Being an accomplished dancer who had proven her ability by going on tour with a musician and dancer like Janet Jackson gave Jenna Dewan the impetus to audition and be cast for a film like Step Up, as Dewan herself rightly confirmed. As a dancer, which is still a huge part of her life, she modeled for Danskin, a dancewear manufacturer in 2016.

In film and television, which is the third element of Jenna Dewan’s fame, she starred in her first film in 2005 but her first major film appearance happened in 2006 in Step Up.  Aside from giving her a career in film, she also met the love of her life, Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up and since then, she has starred in films like Balls to the Wall, Setup, Falling Awake, The Grudge 2, and a few others. She is due to star in the following films in 2019 – Berlin, I love You and The Wedding Year.

In television, she has multiple credits for shows like Supergirl where she played the younger sister of the iconic Lois Lane, she has also starred in Joey, Melrose Place, and Witches of East End. Altogether, she has starred in a total of 38 films and television shows. She has two awards to her name, for Step Up and Earth Made of Glass.

Net Worth

Her acting and dancing career plus her legal entitlements as a divorcee of Channing Tatum has made Jenna Dewan worth a total of $20 million. She has starred in over 30 films and television shows and has gone on tours with artists like Janet Jackson as a dancer.

Jenna Dewan’s Ex Husband and Daughter

Jenna Dewan
Jenna and Channing

When Jenna Dewan met Channing Tatum on the set of Step Up, there was a chemistry that immediately formed between the two that resulted in a relationship that translated into an engagement and then a marriage. The couple was married for nine years from 2009 to 2018, announcing their divorce on April 2nd, 2018.

Her daughter, who is a result of her relationship with Tatum was born in May 2013 in London. She is named Elizabeth, Maiselle Tatum.


Jenna Dewan is a dancer, so it goes without saying that she has an athletic body. She packs all her dancing energy into a body with a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a weight of 52kg. She has green eyes with dark brown hair and body measurement of 33-24-33 which measure her bust, waist, and hip.

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