Dewan's parents divorced when Jenna was young and her mother remarried to
Claude Brooks Smith. Jenna Dewan graduated from Grapevine High School, in
Grapevine, Texas in 1999. She starred as the title character in the 2005 horror
film Tamara playing an unpopular high school student who is picked on by
classmates, dies, is buried by her classmates, then comes back to seek revenge.
Other films that Dewan has appeared in include Waterborne (2005), Take the Lead,
Step Up, and The Grudge 2 (all released in 2006). She is currently filming Love
Lies Bleeding with Christian Slater in New Mexico.
Prior to starring in film, Jenna Dewan was a dancer, working for various famous performers such as Justin Timberlake, 'N Sync, Sean Combs, Ricky Martin, Billy Crawford, and Janet Jackson in both live performances and music videos.
Jenna is of half Lebanese ancestry. Jenna Dewan's Father Darryll was starting Running Back for the 1972 Notre Dame Football Team.
Jenna Dewan dated Singer/Actor Justin Timberlake from March 2002 til March 2003, and Actor/Singer Shane West May 2003 until August 2005. In August of 2006, columnist Janet Charlton reported that Dewan has been dating her Step Up co-star, Channing Tatum, since 2005; the two met on the film's set. Tatum and Dewan both reported that they didn't start dating until the filming of the movie was finished. Jenna attended USC and was a member of Pi Beta Phi.
Film List for Jenna Dewan
2006 Take the Lead
2006 Step Up
2006 The Grudge 2
2008 Love Lies Bleeding (filming)
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