Gabrielle Union

 

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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

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Gabrielle Union

Born 1972-10-29 (49 years ago) in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Height 170 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Being Mary Jane) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Being Mary Jane
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble (Cadillac Records) 2008 Cadillac Records
Young Hollywood Award for 'One To Watch' - Female 2001 Young Hollywood Awards 2001
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Being Mary Jane) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Being Mary Jane
BET Award for Best Actress (Think Like A Man) BET Awards 2013 2013 Think Like a Man
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (FlashForward) 41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 FlashForward
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble (Cadillac Records) 2008 Cadillac Records
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Breakin' All the Rules) 36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 Breakin' All the Rules
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Something the Lord Made) 36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 Something the Lord Made
BET Award for Best Actress (Breakin' All the Rules) BET Awards 2005 2005 Breakin' All the Rules
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Bad Boys II) 35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 Bad Boys II
BET Award for Best Actress (Bad Boys II) BET Awards 2004 2004 Bad Boys II
BET Award for Best Actress (Cradle 2 the Grave) BET Awards 2003 2003 Cradle 2 the Grave
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Dwyane Wade(Gifta: 2014-08-30–) 2014-08-30 Gifta
Chris Howard(Gifta: 2001-05-05–2006-04) 2001-05-05 2006-04 Gifta
Parents

Sylvester Union, Theresa Union

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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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