Jenna Lee Dewan-Tatum is a former model and dancer and was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford Connecticut. Jenna grew up in Grapevine, Texas and discovered a love for dancing at the age of five. She is a graduate of Grapevine High School and has also attended the University of Southern Califronia, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Jenna was discovered by a dance agent and toured alongside some of the greatest in music entertainment, most notably Janet Jackson and Ricky Martin. She has also appeared in several music videos for artists such as Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore and Missy Elliott. She has also appeared in several television sitcoms including “Quintuplets” (2004), “The Young and the Restless” (2004) and “Joey” (2004).
Jenna starred in Disney’s hit movie ‘Step Up‘ opposite Channing Tatum, which grossed over $65 MM domestically and just under $100 MM worldwide. Other screen credits include: Sony’s ‘The Grudge 2, Lions Gate’s ‘Tamara’ and New Line Cinema’s ‘Take the Lead’, in which she starred opposite Antonio Banderas. She also starred in Keith Sample’s ‘Love Lies Bleeding‘ opposite Brian Geraghty, and in ‘Six Wives on Henry Lefay‘, starring opposite Tim Allen, Jenna Elfman, Elisha Cuthbert, Chris Klein, and Paz Vega. Jenna starred in ‘The Jerk Theory‘ opposite Josh Henderson, and opposite Tatum O’Neal in Lifetime’s ‘Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal‘, which was the network’s most watched movie of the year and the second most watched program in their history as of 2008.
The busy actress also had a guest starring role on “Melrose Place” in 2009 and starred in the independent film ‘America Virgin‘ with Rob Schneider that same year. She later appeared in the Tanner Beard-directed western ‘The Legend of Hell’s Gate: An American Conspiracy‘ and ‘Slightly Single in L.A.‘.
Along with friends Reid Carolin, Adam Martingano, Brett Rodriguez and husband Channing Tatum, Jenna started a production company called 33andOut Productions. Their first production was a documentary called Earth Made of Glass that follows the Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu. The film was selected to premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
In March 2011 Jenna was announced to have been cast in the NBC pilot The Playboy Club. In May 2011 NBC picked up the series for a full season order. She portrayed the role of Bunny Janie, a very provocative playboy bunny who works at a Playboy Club in Chicago during 1961 and was confirmed to be a series regular on the series.
In 2011, Jenna appeared in the film 10 Years with husband Channing Tatum, who also produced the project,and had a guest-starring role as Brooke on the hit FOX’s series ‘The Mindy Project‘. From 2013-2014, Jenna starred as Freya Beauchamp in Lifetime’s Witches of East End, based on the novel by Melissa de la Cruz.
Jenna can currently be seen as Lucy Lane in Supergirl, which debuted on CBS in 2015, and moved to The CW for Season 2, airing October 10, 2016.