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      Jenna Dewan

      Jenna Dewan

      Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Berlin, I Love You (2019)

      Birthday: Dec 3, 1980

      Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, USA

      A petite, green-eyed beauty with a girl-next-door charm, Jenna Dewan took center stage as performing arts high school student Nora Clark in the surprise summer dance hit, "Step Up" (2006). A Hollywood newcomer with a background in ballet and hip-hop dance, Dewan got her start as a back-up dancer, appearing in numerous music videos for A-list pop stars such as Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. A natural performer both on the dance floor and in front of the camera, Dewan's talent and charisma quickly put her on the map as a multi-talented up-and-comer, as she made the transition from dance floor to big screen. Born Dec. 3, 1980 in Hartford, CT to parents Darryll Dewan and Nancy Lee Bursch Smith, Dewan grew up in Dallas, TX after her parents split while she was still a child. Taking up dance at the tender age of six, Dewan found she had a passion for the performing arts and continued to dance throughout her childhood and high school years, studying ballet and other forms of modern dance. After moving to Los Angeles for college, Dewan began the arduous process of auditioning for music videos. Proving that she had a natural talent for her craft, Dewan booked her first video in 2001, landing a back-up dancing gig in the Janet Jackson video "All For You." Performing well in the video, Dewan went on to tour with Jackson for over a year on the "All For You" World Tour. She went on to land gigs in music videos for N'Sync, Justin Timberlake (whom tabloids falsely reported her to be dating), Ricky Martin, Missy Elliott, Toni Braxton, and Mandy Moore, as well as tour as a back-up dancer on Justin Timberlake's "Justified" World Tour and P. Diddy's "We Invented the Remix" Tour in 2003. Eager to make the leap from dance floor to the silver screen, Dewan made her acting debut a 2004 episode of the Fox sitcom, "Quintuplets" (2004-05). More small roles followed for the actress, including parts on the short-lived WB series, "Dark Shadows" (2004); the less-popular "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004) spin-off, "Joey" (NBC, 2004-06); and the low-budget film "Waterborne" (2005). Landing her first leading role in the 2005 horror flick "Tamara," Dewan portrayed an outcast high school girl who returns from the dead to take revenge on her classmates. Next, Dewan tapped into her dancing background to portray a high school student who learns ballroom dancing from Antonio Banderas in "Take the Lead" (2006). That same year, Dewan's dancing landed her a role that would put her name on the map - portraying a performing arts student in need of a dance partner in the break-out hit, "Step Up" (2006). With this film, Dewan got the recognition she needed. Though the flick was panned by most critics, Dewan and co-star Channing Tatum struck up enough on-screen chemistry to score the number two position during the film's opening weekend. Dewan went on to appear opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Tamblyn in the horror sequel, "The Grudge 2" (2006). After starring in indie drama "Falling Awake" (2009) and appearing in comedy "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay" (2009), Dewan starred in teen comedy "American Virgin" (2009). Dewan was a co-star on the period piece drama "The Playboy Club" (NBC 2012), but the series was pulled after only three episodes aired. She had more success with her role in the second season of "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ) before co-starring on the fantasy series "Witches of East End" (Lifetime 2013-14) opposite Julia Ormond. Following a recurring role on the superhero drama "Supergirl" (CBS/CW 2015- ), Dewan hosted the dance competition series "World of Dance" (NBC 2017- ) and served as co-executive producer (alongside soon-to-be-ex-husband Channing Tatum) of the streaming drama "Step Up: High Water" (YouTube Red 2018- ). Dewan next appeared in a recurring role on hospital drama "The Resident" (Fox 2018- ) and in the romantic drama "Berlin, I Love You" (2019) and romantic comedy "The Wedding Year" (2019).

      Highest rated movies

      Waterborne poster
      Waterborne
      10 Years poster
      10 Years
      The Wedding Year poster
      The Wedding Year
      Take the Lead poster
      Take the Lead
      Tamara poster
      Tamara
      Falling Awake poster
      Falling Awake
      Step Up poster
      Step Up
      The Grudge 2 poster
      The Grudge 2

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Step Into...The Movies With Derek and Julianne Hough Self - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Get Physical Sadie (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2022
      44% 49% The Wedding Year Jessica (Character) - 2019
      11% 27% Berlin, I Love You Mandy (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 53% She Made Them Do It Sarah Pender (Character) - 2012
      60% 40% 10 Years Jess (Character) $201.1K 2011
      No Score Yet 31% The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Katherine Prescott (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 8% Balls to the Wall Rachel Matthews (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 17% Set Up Mia (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 40% The Jerk Theory Molly (Character) - 2009
      25% 72% Falling Awake Alessandra (Character) $1.6K 2009
      No Score Yet 15% American Virgin Priscilla (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 24% The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Sarah Jane (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 32% Love Lies Bleeding Amber (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 57% Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Emma Carr (Character) - 2008
      12% 40% The Grudge 2 Sally (Character) $39.1M 2006
      21% 83% Step Up Nora (Character) $65.3M 2006
      44% 77% Take the Lead Sasha (Character) $34.7M 2006
      30% 38% Tamara Tamara Riley (Character) $206.6K 2005
      100% 45% Waterborne Devi (Character) - 2005

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 88% Step Up Executive Producer 2022
      No Score Yet 31% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Dance With Me Judge 2022
      86% 80% Superman & Lois Lucy (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2017 2019-2022
      No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2018 2022
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2013 2016-2019 2022
      No Score Yet 70% The Rookie Bailey Nune (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Flirty Dancing Host 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
      44% 90% Soundtrack Joanna Kassem (Character) 2019
      82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 20% World of Dance Guest,
      Host
      2017-2019
      No Score Yet 67% The Resident Julian Booth (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2014 2018
      No Score Yet 83% Man With a Plan Jen (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 86% No Tomorrow Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      88% 46% Supergirl Lucy Lane (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
      65% 87% Witches of East End Freya Beauchamp (Character) 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 62% So You Think You Can Dance Guest 2014
      88% 85% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
      77% 68% American Horror Story Teresa Morrison (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 24% The Playboy Club Janie (Character) 2011
      60% 22% Melrose Place Unknown (Guest Star) 2009