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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring it On. Union starred opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the blockbuster film Bad Boys II and played a medical doctor in the CBS drama Series City of Angels. She starred with LL Cool J and Meagan Good in Deliver Us from Eva in 2003. Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Theresa and Sylvester Union. At the age of eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended Foothill High School. In high school, Union was an all-star point guard in basketball and a year-round athlete, also playing in soccer and running track. She went on to the University of Nebraska before moving on to Cuesta College. She eventually transferred to UCLA and earned a degree in sociology. While studying there, she interned at the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency to earn extra academic credits. Invited by the agency's owner, Judith Fontaine, Union started working as a model to pay off college loans. Her acting career started with minor roles. Most were in teen movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You and Love and Basketball. In 1997, Union appeared in a sixth-season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Klingon N'Garen. She also appeared in Sister, Sister as Vanessa, in Smart Guy as Denise, and in five episodes of 7th Heaven as Keesha Hamilton. In 2000, Union landed the role of Isis in the cheerleading movie Bring it On opposite Kirsten Dunst. Bring It On helped push Union into the mainstream and she began gaining more exposure. She was cast in her first leading role in the 2003 film Deliver Us from Eva with rapper L.L. Cool J. The film received fair reviews from critics and it showed that Union was a leading lady. Union landed the role of Will Smith's girlfriend Syd in the film Bad Boys II, a box office success grossing over $273 million worldwide. Union starred with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx in the film Breakin' All the Rules in 2004. She then starred in the short-lived 2005 ABC series Night Stalker. She has also starred in the independent drama films Neo Ned and Constellation, the latter of which was released to theaters. She won an award for Best Actress in Neo Ned at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, and the film received awards at several festivals. In the 2005 she played in the remake of The Honeymooners with comedian Cedric The Entertainer. Union starred in the 2007 films Daddy's Little Girls by Tyler Perry and the Christmas film The Perfect Holiday .In 2008, Union appeared on Ugly Betty for 3 episodes (36-38). She also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Ne-Yo's "Miss Independent". She joined the cast of the U.S. television series Life on NBC and appeared in four episodes prior to the cancellation of series in May 2009. She also appeared in the ABC 2009 series FlashForward. She was once married to NFL player Chris Howard. The couple married on May 1, 2001. They became legally separated and the divorce was final in April 2006. Through mid-2009 into 2010, Union has been dating Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade.


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Born:
Oct 29, 1972 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
69
First Appeared:
In the series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Latest Project:
Pelicula The Public 2018-01-31
Known For
Poster of Top cinco
Poster of En qué piensan los hombres 2
Poster of Cadillac Records
Poster of Friends
Filmography
Pelicula The Public 2018-01-31
Series Body Politic Jessica Sharp 2018
Series Football Wives Chardonnay Lane 2017
Pelicula Noche de venganza Dena 2017-01-12
Pelicula The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Nala 2017-07-29
Pelicula El nacimiento de una nación Esther 2016-09-09
Pelicula Almost Christmas Rachel 2016-11-11
Pelicula Pacto entre amigas Kitty 2015-01-24
Pelicula La guardia del león. El regreso del rugido Nala (voice) 2015-11-22
Pelicula Top cinco Erica Long 2014-12-12
Series Being Mary Jane Mary Jane Paul 2014-01-07
Pelicula En qué piensan los hombres 2 Kristen 2014-06-20
Pelicula Miss Dial Long Story Caller 2013-03-07
Pelicula The Door She 2013-07-02
Pelicula En qué piensan los hombres Kristen 2012-04-16
Pelicula Good Deeds Natalie 2012-02-23
Pelicula Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Herself 2012-10-03
Pelicula Unknown Vicky 2012-12-07
Series FlashForward Zoey Andata 2009-09-24
Pelicula Atrapado en un pirado Nr.3- Kulturoffizierin 2008-07-08
Pelicula Cadillac Records Geneva Wade 2008-12-05
Pelicula The Box Det. Cris Romano 2007-01-01
Pelicula Constellation Carmel Boxer 2007-02-01
Pelicula Daddy's Little Girls Julia Rossmore 2007-02-14
Pelicula The Perfect Holiday Nancy 2007-12-12
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Pelicula Recortes de mi vida Dorothy 2006-10-27
Series Night Stalker Perri Reed 2005-09-29
Pelicula Neo Ned Rachael 2005-01-01
Pelicula The Honeymooners Alice Kramden 2005-06-10
Pelicula Say Uncle Elise Carter 2005-07-10
Pelicula Cómo romper con tu pareja Nikki 2004-05-14
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Pelicula A corazón abierto Clara Thomas 2004-05-30
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Pelicula Deliver Us from Eva Evangeline 'Eva' Dandrige 2003-02-07
Pelicula Golpea o Muere Masked Woman 2003-11-04
Pelicula Nacer para morir Daria 2003-02-28
Pelicula Dos policías rebeldes II Sydney 'Syd' Burnett 2003-07-18
Pelicula Bienvenidos a Collinwood Michelle 2002-05-24
Pelicula La desaparición de Embry Amanda Luttrell 2002-10-14
Pelicula The Brothers Denise Johnson 2001-03-23
Pelicula Dos para jugar Conny Spalding 2001-09-07
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series City of Angels Dr. Courtney Ellis 2000-01-16
Pelicula Love & Basketball Shawnee 2000-04-21
Pelicula A por todas Isis 2000-08-25
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Pelicula 10 razones para odiarte Chastity 1999-03-30
Pelicula Alguien como tú Katie 1999-01-29
Series Grown Ups Unknown 1999-08-01
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Pelicula Un demonio en la pista Gabrielle 1999-10-03
Series Smart Guy Unknown 1997-04-02
Series City Guys Unknown 1997-09-06
Series 7 en el paraiso Unknown 1996-08-26
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Series Goode Behavior Tracy Monaghan 1996-08-26
Series Jungle Cubs Unknown 1996-10-05
Series Clueless Unknown 1996-09-20
Series The Steve Harvey Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series Sister, Sister Unknown 1994-04-01
Series Urgencias Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Friends Kirsten Lang 1994-09-22
Series Saved by the Bell: The New Class Unknown 1993-09-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04