Jenna Lee Dewan-Tatum (born December 3, 1980), better known by her birth name Jenna Dewan, is an American actress, dancer, and former model.
Dewan was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of Nancy Lee (née Bursch) and Darryll Dewan, who was a running back on the 1972 Notre Dame Football team.Dewan is of half Lebanese ancestry. Her parents divorced when Dewan was young and her mother remarried, to Claude Brooks Smith. During high school at Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas, Jenna was a varsity cheerleader and won many dance competition awards. She graduated in 1999 and was voted prom queen her senior year. She went to USC and was a member of the California Gamma Chapter of Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ)