Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

Highest Rated: 100% Waterborne (2005)

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

Birthday: Dec 03, 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).

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Movies

Credit
44% 51% The Wedding Year Jessica (Character) - 2019
11% 28% Berlin, I Love You Mandy (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 54% She Made Them Do It Sarah Pender (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 17% Set Up Mia (Character) - 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
60% 40% 10 Years Jess (Character) $201.1K 2011
No Score Yet 15% American Virgin Priscilla (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 40% The Jerk Theory Molly (Character) - 2009
25% 72% Falling Awake Alessandra (Character) $1.6K 2009
No Score Yet 32% Love Lies Bleeding Amber (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 57% Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal Emma Carr (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 25% The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Sarah Jane (Character) - 2008
21% 83% Step Up Nora (Character) $65.3M 2006
44% 77% Take the Lead Sasha (Character) $34.7M 2006
12% 40% The Grudge 2 Sally (Character) $39.1M 2006
100% 45% Waterborne Devi (Character) - 2005
32% 38% Tamara Tamara Riley (Character) $206.6K 2005

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2019-2021 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flirty Dancing Host 2019-2020
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
38% 91% Soundtrack Joanna Kassem (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extra Guest 2018-2019
82% 16% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2019 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016-2019 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest,
Host
2017-2019
No Score Yet 15% World of Dance Guest,
Host
2017-2019
No Score Yet 86% The Resident Julian Booth (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 51% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet 82% Man With a Plan Jen (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
88% 86% No Tomorrow Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
90% 48% Supergirl Lucy Lane (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle Contestant 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2015
65% 87% Witches of East End Freya Beauchamp (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance Guest 2014
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
77% 71% American Horror Story Teresa Morrison (Guest Star) 2012
22% 27% The Playboy Club Janie (Character) 2011
60% 30% Melrose Place Unknown (Guest Star) 2009

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