Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1980
Age43 years 6 months 17 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthHartford, Connecticut, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Professions Actress , Model , Dancer
Birth Name Jenna Lee Dewan
Nickname Little Monkey (childhood)
Full Name Jenna Dewan Tatum

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignSagittarius
Ethnicities Caucasian , Multiracial
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height157 CM
5 Feet 2 Inches
Eye colorGreen
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight52 KG
115 lbs
Shoe Size7
Figure Measurements 33-24-33
Figure Type Hourglass
Tattoo Upper back
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32B
Family Information
Father Darryll Dewan (Footballer)
Mother Nancy Smith (maiden name Nancy Bursch)
Daughter Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum (Born on 31st May 2013)
Brothers Dayne Dewan
Daniel Dewan
Dawson Dewan
Grandfather Emil Dewan (Paternal; Lebanese immigrant)
Grandmother Evelyn Ziemba (paternal; polish immigrant))
Father In-Law Glenn Tatum, (construction worker; Father of Channing Tatum)
Mother In-Law Kay Tatum (an airline worker; Mother of Channing Tatum)
Sister In-Law Paige Tatum
Stepfather Claude Brooks Smith
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Grapevine High School, Grapevine, Texas
Education(School) Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson, Maryland
Alma MaterUniversity of Southern California (Dropped Out)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Channing Tatum (married in 2009- divorced in 2019)
Boyfriends Shane West (Ex;2003-2005)
Steve Kazee (2018-; Got engaged in 2020)
Justin Timberlake (Ex; 2002; he dated her after his breakup with Britney Spears)
Career Information
Debut (Movies) Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (TV movie)
The Hot Chick(2002)
Step Up(2006) (as lead actress)
Years Active 2002-
Debut (TV) Quintuplets(2004) (TV series)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbiesHiking
Karaoke
Dancing
Ice skating
movies
Reading
Favorite Actresses Rachel mcadams (to work with)
Reese Witherspoon
Meryl Streep (to work with)
Amy adams (to work with)
Favorite Foods Pizza
French fries
Guacamole (for partying)
Chips (for partying)
Favorite Movies28 Days Later (among horror films)
The Exorcist (among horror films)
Pretty Woman
Step Up(2006) (of hers.)
Cry Baby
Favorite Destinations India
Hawaii
Favorite Songs Walkin on the moon
By the dream
Favorite BookA thousand splendid suns
Favorite DrinkMargaritas
Favorite TV shows True Blood
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Dancing with the Stars (Dance show)
Favorite CountryItaly
LikesTurquoise
Jewels
Amethyst
Favorite Artist Madonna
Childhood Heroes Michael Jackson
Paula Abdul
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileJenna Dewan Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileJenna Dewan Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteJenna Dewan Official Website
Instagram ProfileJenna Dewan Instagram Profile
Snapchatjennaldewan
More Information
Friend Emmanuelle Chriqui
Celebrity Crush Johnny depp
Beyonce

Biography

Jenna Dewan is an American dancer & TV/ Movie actress. She is popular for portrayal of roles like Lucy Lane(soldier/ Military personnel) in Supergirl TV series, Freya Beauchamp (witch) in Witches of East End(2013-2014), Nora Clark(dancer) in Step Up(2006).

 

Childhood- Family

Jenna Dewan was born on 3rd December 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut to Nancy Smith(Mother) & Darryll Dewan(Father)- a footballer for Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

She is of English(Maternal; 25%), German(Maternal; 25%), Polish(Paternal; 25%), Syrian Lebanese(Paternal; 25%) descent.

Because of her parents' divorce she moved between cities as a child. Hartford, Raleigh, North Carolina, Grapevine are among the places she lived.

Jenna Dewan childhood photo

Image: Jenna Dewan childhood photo

Her grandmother Evelyn is a performer too: Evelyn played Piano and liked to dance, she along with her husband Emil would perform at their Club 'Dewan Supper Club'.

Her grandfather Emil died Just before Jenna was born. They never met.

 

Education

  • Notre Dame Preparatory School: She attended the Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland for her primary education. She was very friendly with her fellow students in school, she was very much liked by her peers.
  • Grapevine High School: she completed her High school from Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas. She was selected as the High school Prom queen when she was in her senior year.
  • University of Southern California: she attended the University of Southern California for a degree, but dropped out of college seeking a full time career in dancing. She was a cheerleader when she was a student in the University.  She was a member of the women Fraternity Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ).

Dancing: She got interested in dancing at the age of 5, she learned ballet & modern dance as a kid, later moved to hip hop as it was more in demand in her youth

 

Relationships

Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum

 Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum acted together in the lead roles of the dance drama Step Up(2006). They soon started dating and got engaged in September 2008 at  Maui;

Marriage: They got married on 11th July 2009 at Church Estates Vineyards(Malibu, California) after the 11 month engagement, she wore Reem Acra gown while donned Giorgio Armani. Emmanuelle Chriqui was the maid of honor. The couple danced to 'Make You Feel My Love' by Adele.

The couple has a daughter named Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum born in 2013.

Jenna Dewan family photo: Channing Tatum(husband), Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum(daughter)

Image: Jenna Dewan family photo: Channing Tatum(husband), Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum(daughter)

She was a cheerleader at school, who later became a dancer. Coincidentally he too was very athletic and was very much into sports (baseball, football, martial arts, soccer). They are said to have danced on their way to the aisle on the wedding day.

The couple separated in 2017, separation wasn't made public until later, the two officially got divorced in 2019.

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum in Step Up

 

Steve Kazee

Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee

Jenna has been in relationship with actor Steve Kazee (of Shameless, The Walking Dead, Nashville, Blindspot fame) since October 2018. The knew each other from their Broadway performance in Once, a decade ago to their engagement.

The two got engaged on the eve of 18th February 2020, Jenna announced it through an instagram post.

"A lifetime to love and grow with you...you have my heart"

When you wake in the morning I will kiss your face with a smile no one has ever seen. When you wake in the morning I will kiss your eyes and say it’s you I have loved all these years.

she wrote in two separate instagram post [4] [5]

Jenna has a son named Callum Michael Rebel Kazee born on 6th March 2020 with Steve Kazee. [3]

 

Career

Dancing

Background Dancer: Jenna started her career as a background dancer for stars/ groups like- Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson(video: Doesn't Really Matter), Missy Elliott, Pink, Celine Dion, Mandy Moore, Ricky Martin among others.

So You Think You Can Dance(2014): She was a guest judge at the show for 3 episodes.

World of Dance(2017): She hosted World of Dance(2017), a dance related reality competition show in the first two editions of the show. She was just separated from Channing Tatum and not many knew about it, Jennifer Lopez caleld her the very next day and asked her to host the show as she would be the perfect fit. [2]

 

Acting

Modeling for Iconix: She modeled for the dancewear manufacturers Iconix Brand Group in a  photoshoot.

Some of the popular movies she has had prominent roles are: Take the Lead, Step Up, The Grudge 2, Love Lies Bleeding, Falling Awake, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, American Virgin, Balls to the Wall, 10 Years, Setup, Slightly Single in L.A.

She has had recurring roles in: The Playboy Club(2011), American Horror Story(2012-13), Witches of East End(2013-14), Supergirl(2015-).

 

33andOut Productions

She is the co-founder of 33andOut Productions along with Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin.

 

Philanthropy

Love for Animals

  • Jenna is also an animal rights activist, she works in association with PETA.
  • Vegetarian: Jenna is a vegetarian (vegan). She is raising her daughter Everly Tatum as a vegetarian as well.
  • Sexiest Vegan: She was declared by PETA as the Sexiest Vegan of 2017
  • She loves animals and has pet dogs(Japanese spitz, bulldog) named- Meeka & LuLu Bella. She has owned dogs from her childhood days.

 

  • Baby2Baby: she worked with the charity to help raise the awareness about Diaper need for babies and help 1/3 of the American families that cannot afford the diapers.
  • Breast cancer awareness campaign: She has appeared in public awareness events alongside other Hollywood stars like Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Rachel Boston.
  • She wants to do humanitarian works, wants to open a charity foundation of her own.

 

Filmography

Movies List

Year Movie Character Notes
2022 Let's Get Physical Sadie Smith TV Movie
2019 Berlin, I Love You Mandy  
2019 The Wedding Year Jessica  
2013 She Made Them Do It Sarah Pender TV Movie
2012 Slightly Single in L.A. Hallie  
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Katherine Prescott  
2011 Balls to the Wall Rachel Matthews  
2011 10 Years Jess  
2011 Setup Mia  
2009 Falling Awake Alessandra  
2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Sarah Jane  
2009 The Jerk Theory Molly Taylor  
2009 American Virgin Priscilla White  
2008 Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Emma Carr TV Movie
2008 Love Lies Bleeding Amber Video
2008 Assorted Nightmares: Janitor Jennifer Short movie
2006 Take the Lead Sasha Bulut  
2006 The Grudge 2 Sally  
2006 Step Up Nora Clark  
2005 Tamara Tamara Riley  
2002 The Hot Chick Bianca Salsa Girl  

 

TV Series

Year TV Series Character Notes
2022- Superman & Lois Lucy Lane Recurring; 
2021- The Rookie Bailey Nune Main Role; Multiple seasons
2020 Robot Chicken (voice) 1 Episode: "Buster Olive in: The Monkey Got Closer Overnight"
2019 Soundtrack Joanna Main Role; 10 Episodes
2018-2022 Step Up   Executive producer
2018 Blaze and the Monster Machines Little Bunny (voice) 1 Episode:  "Breaking the Ice"
2018-2019 The Resident Julian Booth Recurring Role; 8 Episodes
2017-2018 Man with a Plan Jen 2 Episodes
2016 No Tomorrow Tuesday 1 Episode: No Holds Barred"
2015-2016 Supergirl Lucy Lane Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 The Mindy Project Brooke 1 Episode: "Be Cool"
2013-2014 Witches of East End Freya Beauchamp Main role - 23 episodes
2012-2013 American Horror Story: Asylum Teresa Morrison 5 Episodes
2011 The Playboy Club Bunny Janie Main role; 4 episodes
2009 Melrose Place Kendra Wilson 2 episodes
2005 Joey Tanya 1 Episode: "Joey and the Break-Up"
2004 Quintuplets Haley 1 Episode: "Little Man on Campus"
2004 The Young and the Restless Donna 2 episodes
2004 Dark Shadows Sophia Loomis Pilot episode

 

TV Shows

Year Show Notes
2022 Come Dance with Me As Judge
2019-2020 Flirty Dancing as Host and Producer
2018 Seatbelt Psychic Guest; 1 Episode
2017-2019 World of Dance First 2 seasons as host, 3rd season as Guest mentor
2017 Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry as Guest
2016 Lip Sync Battle 1 Episode: "Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum"
2014 So You Think You Can Dance Guest judge; 3 episodes
2008 Dancing with the Stars  

 

Music Videos

She has appeared in many music videos, mostly as a part of the background dancing troups.

Year Song Artist
2019 Happy Anniversary, All I Want for Christmas Is You! Mariah Carey
2010 Not Myself Tonight Christina Aguilera
2006 (When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me Sean Paul ft. Keyshia Cole
2006 Get Up Ciara ft Chamillionaire
2003 One Heart Celine Dion
2003 Juramento Ricky Martin
2002 Gossip Folks Missy Elliott
2001 All for You Janet Jackson
2001 You're No Good" Ellie Campbell
2000 He Wasn't Man Enough Toni Braxton
2000 Upside Down A-Teens
2000 Doesn't Really Matter Janet Jackson
2000 Honey Bee Belle Perez
1999 So Real Mandy Moore

 

Interesting Facts

  • Technology: She is not very tech-savvy, she can do plenty of internet stuff herself though.
  • She believes in Ghosts. She takes crystals wherever she goes,
  • She has girl-crush on Reese Witherspoon.
  • She calls herself- "closeted pop star".
  • Irish Dance mom: Her daughter Evie got interested in dancing at 9, she told Jenna that she wants to learn Irish dance, the one form of dance Jenna didn't know, Jenna even had to google what that is, she found the Celtic Irish Dance Academy and became an Irish Dance mom. [6]
  • Secret of her Fitness: Running, hiking, pilates, dancing.
  • She wishes to do more Dance related movies.
  • She believes in God, she is a spiritual person, than religious. She is into meditation, watches Oprah's spiritual shows.
  • As a kid she wanted to be a Veterinary physician.
  • She likes Jazz & Hip hop dance forms more than other forms.
  • First thing she liked about her husband Channing: His Big heart.
  • She likes Shu Uemura brand of Eyelashes & foundations.
  • What she feels about nudity: I won't do nudity ever, unless it's a great role.
  • Little Monkey: She was called "Little monkey" in her childhood days, because she liked climbing things
  • She had auburn hair in childhood. She has often dyed her hair, but never blonde.
  • As a kid she was interested in Ice Skating as well, but chose dancing.
  • She is a voracious reader, she is known to finish a complete novel within a day or two.
  • She likes riding bike at her family house in Nantucket Island, where her family has had the house for many generations.
  • She feels Ladybugs are good luck for her.
  • She is artistic, she makes vision boards.
  • She needs a mask to sleep.
  • She usually walks on her tiptoes, she attributes it to her dancing.
  • Jenna owns a farm where she takes care of the animals she rescues.
  • Jenna designs bracelets for Energy muse jewelry.
  • She is a Democratic Party supporter.

 

Awards

  • Teen Choice Awards: she won an award for her dancing scenes in the movie Step Up(2006)
  • Peabody Awards: The documentary Earth Made of Glass(2012) she produced won the award in 2012.
Year: Award: Won? Category
2014: Women Film Critics Circle Awards: Win
"The Homesman"
WFCC Award

Shared with: Hilary Swank , Miranda Otto , Sonja Richter , Jo Harvey Allen , Meryl Streep , Hailee Steinfeld , Karen Jones ,
Best Ensemble Cast

 

Quotes

  1. Becoming a mother is quite simply the absolute best most incredible thing that has ever happened to me. [instagram post]
  2. There's a reason women are pregnant for nine months; by the end, you're ready to have this baby. [7]
  3. I'm open to whatever the universe wants to bring me. [7]
  4. Your surroundings may change but your essence and your personality pretty much stay the same. [7]
  5. I would say I was always very ambitious and goal-oriented, but rather than being just a go-getter hustler, now I surrender a lot more and I trust my path a lot more. [7]
  6.  

 

Sources

  1. Jenna Dewan on wikipedia
  2. Jenna Dewan on Entertainment Tonight
  3. Steve Kazee announces the birth of their son on twitter
  4. Jenna announces engagement to Steve Kazee on instagram
  5. Jenna Dewan, Steve Kazee engagement
  6. Jenna on Jennifer Hudson show
  7. Jenna Dewan imdb bio
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