Stills spends his summer time with his grandparents back in Alabama
Has played a character called Duke twice, once in She's the Man (2006) and again in G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (2009).
Channing does not like broccoli.
His parents are Kay Tatum and Glenn Tatum. Channing has a sister named Paige.
He has brown hair and green eyes.
Channing proposed to his girlfriend, Jenna Dewan in September 2008. He proposed in Maui, with a ring from Neil Lane.
When Channing was a child, his grandparents raised him during the summers.
Channing made the transition from modeling to acting because he didn't find modeling challenging enough for him.
Channing signed with Innovative Artists, a talent agency, to improve his acting career.
At the 2006 Teen Choice Awards, Channing won the category for 'Choice Breakout Male' for his role as Duke in the movie, She's the Man.
Channing appeared in the 2005 film, War of the Worlds as a boy in church, but his scene was later edited out from the movie.
At the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Channing and his cast members of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, won the 'Special Jury Award in Dramatic category.'
Channing's favourite childhood film was The Goonies.
When he was six years old, Channing and his family moved to Mississippi where they lived on a bayou.
Channing's nickname is Chan.
His first fashion show was at Level Nightclub in South Beach, Miami, for Health Men's magazine.
Channing said that he reads scripts in the bath tub.
On the set of She's The Man, Channing's nickname was "Dakota Channing."
Channing auditioned for the role of "Gambit" in X-Men: The Last Stand but that character didn't make it into the film. However, he did get a role in She's The Man after the producer met him.
When Channing was younger, he wanted to play all the adventure roles on television.
As a child, Channing had an invisible friend.
Channing loves photography, writing and acting.
Channing's very first published editorial was in Vogue.
Channing is of Native American, Irish and French descent.
Channing's grandparents reside in Alabama.
Channing resides in Miami.
Before getting into modeling, Channing worked as a construction worker, a mortgage broker, a salesman at the cologne counter of Dillard's, and a worker in a puppy/kitty nursery.
Channing's shoe size is 10.5 (US).
Channing uses the product St. Ives Body Scrub.
Channing likes to run to stay in shape.
Channing's modeling is usually handled in Miami.
Channing is skilled in the ancient art of Wah-lum, Capoeira, Kung Fu and Gor-Chor Kung Fu and has acheived belt status in 2 of the ancient arts.
Channing attended the Deena Levy Theatre Studio.
Channing received a full athletic football scholarship at Glenville State College in West Virginia, but he dropped out of college.
When Channing was in grade 9, he was given the option of either Military school or a private school; Channing chose the Military school.
Channing's height is 5'11" (1.80 m).
Channing was discovered by Page 305.
Music Video Appearances:
- "Get Up" by Ciara
- "It's Over Now" by Deborah Cox
- "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin
- "Give It Up To Me" by Sean Paul ft. Keyshia Cole
- "Hope" by Twista
Channing appeared in TV commercials for Pepsi ("Scratch") and Mountain Dew ("Drive").
Channing has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle, Armani and Aeropostale.
Channing is the older step-brother of actor/singer Christopher Anderson.
Channing: I did not go to military school. I had an option either a military school or a private school. I don't know how to get that out of the information that's out there.
Channing: I've always had way too much energy so I'm always looking for new things to do to channel that energy.
Channing: I think all jocks have a sensitive side. It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear." - when asked about comparing himself to Duke Orsino.
Channing: My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily.
Channing: (about why he started martial arts) I don't know. The focus, the determination, the adrenaline — all those very basic emotions, I just loved them.
Channing: I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. I don't know if I'm very complicated at all. I wish I was. I wish I was one of these deep, intricate people. But I just love having fun really.
Channing: I'm not pretty. The truth is I didn't think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself 'Jesus Christ. I can't do this. I don't look anything like these guys'.
Channing: To be honest though, I still don't think I fit into the Abercrombie category. You'll see in the pictures how everyone looks a certain way and then there's this bald ghetto kid in the corner.
Channing: (About being in Europe) It's just the whole vibe. You're all alone, you miss home but you can't call because it's so expensive.
Channing: Girls were always my biggest distraction in school.
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