Celebrity Birthdays, April 26: Channing Tatum and Kevin James

By Marie Blake,

Actors Channing Tatum and Kevin James are celebrating their birthdays today, April 26.

Channing Tatum, 34

Actor, producer, dancer and model Channing Tatum turns 34 today. He started his career as a dancer. In 2000, he was cast in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video. Tatum modeled for labels like Armani, Abercrombie & Fitch, Dolce & Gabbana and American Eagle Outfitters.

Tatum made his film debut in Coach Carter (2005). He landed a few more roles in Havoc, Supercross and She's the Man. Tatum gained worldwide attention for his role in Step Up. His entire filmography includes Stop-Loss, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Dear John, 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike.

Tatum is married to his Step Up co-star, Jenna Dewan. The two have a daughter named Everly. Tatum will team up with Jonah Hill once again for the sequel 22 Jump Street due out this year.

Kevin James, 49

Actor, comedian, writer and producer Kevin James turns 49 today. James started doing stand-up comedy in 1989. He made numerous appearances on talk shows including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.

James first appeared on television in Sandblast, an MTV sports game show, from 1994 to 1996. He guest starred on a few television shows, including Everybody Loves Raymond, and eventually landed the lead role in The King of Queens. He earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

James made his film debut in the 2005 romantic comedy Hitch. His other filmography includes Monster House, Barnyard, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Dilemma, Zookeeper and Here Comes the Boom.

In 2010, James hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. He is married to actress Steffiana de la Cruz, and they have two daughters and a son.

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