Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1980
Age42 years 11 months 28 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthHartford, Connecticut, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Professions Model , Dancer , Actress
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
EthnicitiesMultiracial , Caucasian
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 Daniel Dewan
Dawson Dewan
Dayne 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)
Boyfriends Shane West (Ex;2003-2005)
Justin Timberlake (Ex; 2002; he dated her after his breakup with Britney Spears)
Career Information
Debut (Movies) Step Up(2006) (as lead actress)
Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (TV movie)
The Hot Chick(2002)
Years Active 2002-
Debut (TV) Quintuplets(2004) (TV series)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Ice skating
Favorite Actresses Reese Witherspoon
Amy adams (to work with)
Meryl Streep (to work with)
Rachel mcadams (to work with)
Favorite Foods Guacamole (for partying)
French fries
Chips (for partying)
Favorite MoviesStep Up(2006) (of hers.)
Cry Baby
28 Days Later (among horror films)
The Exorcist (among horror films)
Pretty Woman
Favorite Destinations Hawaii
Favorite Songs Walkin on the moon
By the dream
Favorite BookA thousand splendid suns
Favorite DrinkMargaritas
Favorite TV shows Dancing with the Stars (Dance show)
True Blood
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Favorite CountryItaly
Favorite Artist Madonna
Childhood Heroes Paula Abdul
Michael Jackson
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileJenna Dewan Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileJenna Dewan Twitter Profile
Official WebsiteJenna Dewan Official Website
Instagram ProfileJenna Dewan Instagram Profile
More Information
Friend Emmanuelle Chriqui
Celebrity Crush Johnny depp


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.



  • 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



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.



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.

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.



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.



Movies List


TV Series


Interesting Facts

  • So You Think You Can Dance(2014): She was a guest judge at the show for 3 episodes. She also hosts World of Dance(2017), a dance related reality competition show.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.



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