Last Updated on: April 21, 2020 by: Celebs Podium
Jenna Dewan, age 39 is known from her own as an actress and dancer, who gained prominence from her work in the 2006 romantic dance film Step Up. She has hosted the first two seasons of reality competition show World of Dance.
Jenna Dewan Bio; Family, Education
Jenna Lee Dewan was born on 3rd December 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the only daughter of Darryll Dewan and Nancy Lee Bursch. Her father was a football running back, who played for the University of Notre Dame from 1970 to 1972. She has half-three brothers; Daniel, Shane and Nathan Dewan.
Jenna Dewan shares close bond with her three half-brothers (Picture: Jenna’s Twitter)
Standing at a height of 5 feet 2 inches, Dewan attended Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland. Again, she was transferred to Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas where she was a varsity cheerleader. She then went to University of Southern California, where she was a member of the California Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. However, she did not graduate.
Career; Rose To Fame From Step Up
Earlier, Jenna worked as a backup dancer for American singer Janet Jackson and even appeared on her music videos and tours. She also worked with artists including P!nk, Missy Elliott, and Christina Aguilera.
In 2006, she got the opportunity to co-star alongside Channing Tatum in the romantic dance film Step Up. There, she played the main role as Nora Clark, an MSA ballet dancer who dreams of becoming a professional dancer. She won Teen Choice Awards for her work in the movie in 2007. In the same year, she starred as Sasha Bulut in another dance film Take the Lead. Furthermore, she was cast in the main role of Bunny Janie in the NBC series The Playboy Club in 2011.
Jenna Dewan co-starred alongside Channing Tatum in the 2006 film Step Up (Picture: Pinterest)
From 2013 to 2014, Dewan appeared in the TV series Witches of East End and landed a role of Lucy Lane in the superhero series Supergirl. Moreover, she hosted the first two seasons of reality show World of Dance and took role of a mentor in its third season. Her television and movie credits includes American Virgin (2009), So You Think You Can Dance (2014), The Resident (2018), and The Wedding Year (2019).
How Much Is Her Net Worth?
Well, the multi-talented lady has bagged millions from her career on entertainment. She currently enjoys a net worth of an estimated $30 million.
Dewan now resides in a sprawling 7,000-square-foot modern abode in Los Angeles, California.
Shares A Daughter With Ex-Husband Channing Tatum
Jenna started dating actor Channing Tatum after meeting on the set of Step Up in 2006. The duo got engaged in September 2008 in the Hawaiian Islands, Maui.
Jenna and Channing exchanged the wedding vows on 11 July 2009, during the ceremony held at Church Estates Vineyards in Malibu, California. After four years of marriage, they welcomed a daughter named Everly Elizabeth Maiselle Tatum on 30 May 2013.
Jenna Dewan has a six-year-old daughter named Everly from her ex-husband Channing Tatum (Picture: Zimbio)
But in April 2018, the couple announced their separation and Jenna filed for divorce after six months. Their divorce was finalized in November 2019. Jenna now resides together with Steve, their newborn son and a six-year-old daughter in Los Angeles, California.
Engaged To Steve Kazee In 2020
After the divorce, Jenna began dating actor Steve Kazee in October 2018. The pair first spotted together publicly during a trip to Palm Springs, California in November 2018.
The couple announced that they are expecting their first child together in September 2019. After five months, they announced their engagement on 18 February 2020. Shortly after, Jenna and Steve welcomed a son named Callum Michael Rebel on 6 March 2020.
Jenna Dewan and her fiancée Steve Kazee welcomed a baby boy in March 2020 (Picture: Jenna’s Instagram)
Steve, 44 was previously in a relationship with actress Megan Hilty from 2005 to 2012.
Some Interesting Facts About Jenna Dewan
- Jenna is an animal rights activist and a vegan and even declared by PETA as one of three “Sexiest Vegans” of 2017 alongside Ruby Rose and Maggie Q.
- She is of half Lebanese and half Polish descent from her father’s side and her mother is of German and English descent.
- In 2012, she won Peabody Award for producing the 2010 documentary film Earth Made of Glass.
- Her boyfriend Steve won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his work in Once.