Model turned actor who won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for his role in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints in 2006. His other notable films include Coach Carter , 21 Jump Street , 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike . He also earned praise for his portrayal of Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz in the 2014 drama Foxcatcher .
As a child, he played soccer and football, ran track, and performed at martial art competitions. He briefly worked as a stripper in a local nightclub, an experience that provided inspiration for his character in the film Magic Mike.
He played football in high school and got a full football scholarship for college, but decided to go into modeling instead.