Jenna Dewan Tatum

Host Bio

Jenna Dewan Tatum will serve as a host/mentor on NBC's new competition series "World of Dance."

A supremely talented dancer, Tatum has also amassed an impressive resume of diverse television and film roles and continues to create a notable impression as one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.

Tatum appeared in the first season of CBS' superhero drama "Supergirl," based on the DC comic book series, as Lucy Lane - a brash, funny and beautiful older sister to Lois Lane. Tatum also starred on the Lifetime drama series "Witches of East End," based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel. Previously, she appeared in Ryan Murphy's popular FX miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum," starring opposite Jessica Lange and Zachary Quinto.  

Tatum first captivated audiences on screen as the lead opposite Channing Tatum in the hit Disney film "Step Up," showcasing her talent not only as an actress, but also as a dancer. She went on to co-star in the film "Setup," opposite Bruce Willis and 50 Cent, and the film "10 Years," which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. Her other film credits include "American Virgin," "The Six Wives of Henry Lefay," "Take the Lead" and "The Legend of Hell's Gate."

Tatum's television credits include "The Playboy Club," "Joey," "Melrose Place" and "Quintuplets."

Initially discovered by a dance agent, Tatum began her career touring alongside some of the music industry's most highly successful entertainers, including Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott and Ricky Martin.

In addition to a thriving acting and dancing career, Tatum recently launched her own production company, Purple Cup. She previously joined forces with several close friends and husband Channing Tatum to start their first production company, 33andOut Productions, producing the films "22 Jump Street," "10 Years" and the documentary "Earth Made of Glass," which follows Rwandan President Paul Kagame and genocide survivor Jean-Pierre Sagahutu. The film premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

In the fall of 2016, Tatum was named the newest brand ambassador for the activewear brand Danskin.

Tatum is also an advocate of animal rights, supporting the efforts of numerous philanthropic organizations, including PETA and Southern California's The Gentle Barn.

Tatum currently resides in Los Angeles.