Gabrielle Monique Union popularly known as Gabrielle Union is a famous American actress. She was born on 29th October 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska in the United States. She is well known for her fabulous acting in a comedy film named “Bring It On” where she played the role of Isis. This film was considered the breakthrough of her acting career. She also was awarded several awards and also was nominated for many awards. Her other films and TV series include “The Public”, “In Our Nature”, “Football Wives”, “Smart Guy”, “ER”, “Friends”, “L.A.s’ Finest” and many more. She is also an advocate who raised her voice and protest against the sexual harassment of Jada. She also worked in National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women.
Union started her acting career in 1993 through a Tv series named “Family Matters” where she got a side role. After that, she was featured in a sitcom series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” where she was seen as Hilary. Then, back-to-back she proved herself as an efficient actress by her work.
In 2000, she starred in several TV series including “ER”, “The Others”, “Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane”, “City of Angels”, and many more. Also, in the same year, she was seen in the film “Bring It On” and played the role of Isis which was like a turning point in her life. After the film, she gained popularity. In the next year, i.e. In 2001, she was seen in the famous TV series “Friends” and appeared as Kristen Lang.
To play a lead role in front of the camera is what an actor or actress dreams of. In 2005 she played the lead role in the TV series “Night Stalker” and appeared as Perri Reed. Then she played many recurring roles in TV series including “Ugly Betty”, “Life”, “Flash Forward”, “Sister, sister”, and so on. In 2000 she played the leading character as Dr. Courtney Ellis in the TV series “City of Angels”.
Not only in films and Tv series, but she also appeared in several music videos including “15 Minutes”, “Paradise”, “I Love My Bitch”, “Miss Independent” and “Man Down”. She played the role of Carmel Boxer in the 2007-film “Constellation”. In 2017, a film named “Sleepless” was released where Union was seen as Dena Smith.
She also played the role of Esther in the film “The Birth of a Nation” in 2016. She also gave voice to an animated comedy film named “Fearless” released in 2020. In 2019, she was featured as the lead role in the TV series “L.A. ‘s Finest” and her character’s name was Syd Burnett. Her current work was in the Tv series “A Black Lady Sketch Show”.
She also appeared in several short films and documentaries namely “Half the Sky”, “The Door”, “Close to Home” and many more. She won several awards for her versatile acting skills including the Rising Star Award, BET Comedy Awards in the category of outstanding lead actress in the box office movie for “Deliver Us from Eva’. In 2001, she was awarded Gold Derby Awards for Supporting Actress in “Bring It On”. In the same year, she was awarded the Young Hollywood Awards for one to watch as a female.
Early Life, School, and Education:
Gabrielle Union completed her schooling at Foothill High School. Then she completed her graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles in Sociology. She has gone through many ups and downs in life at a very small age. When she was 19, she was sexually assaulted and from then, she has always stood as a barrier in matters of women’s safety. She also joined National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women and Barack Obama himself appointed her. In 2020, she was among the top 100 most influential people in the world.
Union’s father’s name is Sylvester E. Union and her mother’s name is Theresa. Her father is a military sergeant and her mother is a manager in a mobile company and also a social worker by profession. But her parents later got divorced. Talking about her relationship status, she got married to Dwyane Wade who is an NBA player and they have one daughter named Kaavia James Union Wadey. But previously, she dated Jason Kid and Chris Howard. She got married to Chris Howard in 2001 but later separated and got divorced in 2006.
Union is a 48-year-old dark brown-toned woman. Her height is about 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 57 kg. She has dark brown blistering eyes and black shiny hair.
|Date of Birth||October 29, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches|
|Family||Father: Sylvester E. Union
Mother: Theresa Glass
|Wife/Husband||Chris Howard (m. 2001; div. 2006)
Dwyane Wade (m. 2014)
|College||The University of California, Los Angeles (BA)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Net Worth||20 Million USD (Approx)|
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