Channing Tatum first gained attention appearing in the romantic comedy based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", called, "She's the Man". He then gained critical attention for his performance in the independent film, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", playing the brooding, troubled best friend of Shia LaBeouf's character. However, it was not until his performance in the surprise hit film, "Step Up", that everyone started to pay attention to him. His performance also caught the attention of his co-star, Jenna Dewan, and the two are now married. In 2008, hot off the film "Stop-Loss", and about to become engaged, Mr. Tatum did what most actors do when tasting large-scale success for the first time. He bought a house in the Hollywood Hills. His purchase was relatively modest compared to many other rising stars, and is illustrative of a low-key quality that can be seen during interviews with the actor.
The $2.9 million three-bedroom, three-bath home in Laurel Canyon, also boasts multiple fireplaces, a winding teak wood staircase, a living/media room, a number of patios, a terrace that wraps around the entire house, floor-to-ceiling windows, a swimming pool, a garage large enough for two cars, 12-foot ceilings, and a guest house. There is something a little "tree house-y", about the property, but there is also a great sense of airy, openness that makes for a pleasant vibe overall. Mr. Tatum's latest film, "21 Jump Street", is already being touted as a runaway hit, and it has not even opened yet. If it does the kind of business for which the studios hope, then it might be time for him to consider moving into a bigger, flashier abode.
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