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Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan is a famous Hollywood actress. Born in 1980 in Connecticut, USA, she is equally talented as a dancer. She is most famous for her role as Nora, a dance student, in the first Step Up movie, released in 2006.

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Jenna’s father was a running back in the Notre Dame Football team. However, her parents got divorced while she was still young. Later, her mother married once again, this time, to Claude Brooks Smith. She studied at the Grapevine High School, located in Texas. She used to be a cheerleader back then. After graduating at the age of 19 years, she studied at the University of Southern California. She used to be a member of Pi Beta Phi, which is an International Fraternity for Women.

Before Jenna made it into Hollywood movies, she used to be a backup dancer for famous singers such as Janet Jackson, Sean Combs, Missy Elliot etc. She also played minor roles in a movie called “The Hot Chick”, and a music video, “Not Myself Tonight”. Jenna claims that this phase of her life was crucial to her success later, since she gained a lot of necessary experience during this time.

Jenna’s acting debut came in 2004 in a TV series called “Quintuplets”, which used to air on Fox. She also played major roles in movies like “Tamara”, and “Take the Lead”. Her most famous role came in 2006, as Nora, a dance student in the movie “Step Up”. The movie was a commercial success, which led to several sequels of the movie later on. She also got nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in 2007, due to a dance scene in the movie with Channing, the male protagonist.

At present, she is playing the role of Lucy Lane, the younger sister of Lois Lane in the TV series “Supergirl”.

The famous Hollywood actor, Channing Tatum, is her husband. He is the star of the original “Step Up” movie, and also the commercially successful “GI-Joe” series. An interesting fact is that both Jenna and Channing starred in the original “Step-Up” movie in 2006, and that is where they met for the first time. After the filming was finished, the two started dating. Two years after their first meeting, Jenna got engaged to Channing in 2008 in Maui. Channing’s height is 1.85 metres, while that of Jenna in 1.6 metres.

About a year later, in 2009, they got married. The wedding took place in California. Jenna gave birth to their first baby, Everly, in 2013.A year after her birth, she lost almost all of her baby weight, which is nearly equal to 33 pounds. She claimed that regular exercise, yoga and normal diet helped her lose the weight.

Since Jenna is herself a vegan, at the moment, she is feeding Everly only vegetarian food, but she has stated that she will allow her to choose whether she wants to become a vegetarian or not, once she gets older.

As of 2015, Jenna Dewan has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

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Last Modified : Mar 26 2016