Jenna Dewan was born on December 3, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA as Jenna Lee Dewan. She is an American actress, dancer and producer, known for Step Up (2006), The Jerk Theory (2009) and Tamara (2005). She was previously married to Channing Tatum. She started her career as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, and later worked with artists including P!nk, Missy Elliott, and Christina Aguilera. She is known for her role as Nora Clark in the 2006 film Step Up.