Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Movie Actress

Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade is an American actress. Her career began in the 1990s, when she made dozens of appearances on television sitcoms, prior to landing supporting roles in 1999 teen films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Full Name
Gabrielle Monique Union
Oct 29, 1972
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Gabrielle Monique Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and her ethnicity is African-American. She was raised by her mother Theresa Union, a phone company manager and social worker, and her father Sylvester Union, a military sergeant. At the age of eight, she began modeling and appeared in several television commercials.

Union attended the University of Nebraska, where she majored in sociology and minored in theater arts. After college she moved to California to pursue an acting career. In 1998, Union made her feature film debut with the comedy “She’s All That” alongside Freddie Prinze Jr., which was a critical success at the box office.

Union went on to act in numerous films such as “Bring It On” (2000), “Bad Boys II” (2003), “Deliver Us From Eva” (2003), “Daddy’s Little Girls” (2007) and “Think Like A Man” (2012). She also starred in many television series like “City of Angels” (2000-01), “Friends” (2004-06) and “Ugly Betty” (2006-07). In 2017, Union joined the cast of the hit series “Being Mary Jane” as Mary Jane Paul; it ran until 2019. 

In 2020, Union reprised her role as Neesee James in BET+'s sequel series "The Game Reunion". She also stars opposite Jessica Alba in NBC's drama series "LA's Finest", which premiered in 2019 and has been renewed for a second season.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gabrielle Union is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 29, 1972, Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates From University of Nebraska</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Union graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in sociology.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Union made her film debut in the comedy She's All That starring Freddie Prinze Jr.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role in "Deliver Us From Eva"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Union starred in the romantic comedy Deliver Us From Eva, which was a box office success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in "Daddy's Little Girls"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gabrielle Union starred in the romantic drama Daddy's Little Girls opposite Idris Elba.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries NBA Star Dwyane Wade</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Union married NBA star Dwyane Wade on August 30, 2009 in Miami, Florida.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of "L.A.'s Finest"</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Union joins the cast of the police procedural drama series "L.A.'s Finest".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gabrielle Union is an extremely talented actress. She has starred in a variety of popular movies and TV shows and has always given an outstanding performance. Her roles are often incredibly powerful and inspiring.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Advocate for Social Justice</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gabrielle Union is an outspoken advocate for social justice. She has used her platform to speak out against racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination. She is also an advocate for women's rights and works to empower young girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Amazing Businesswoman</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Gabrielle Union is also a successful businesswoman. She has launched multiple businesses and is constantly working on new projects to help make the world a better place. Her work ethic and dedication are inspiring!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Author of a Best-Selling Memoir</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gabrielle Union wrote the best-selling memoir We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Starred in 10 Movies and TV Shows</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gabrielle Union has starred in over 10 movies and television shows, including Bring It On, Bad Boys II, and Being Mary Jane.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> A Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gabrielle Union is an active philanthropist and humanitarian. She has been involved with organizations such as The Rape Foundation, Amnesty International, V-Day, and Do Something.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Cheerleader</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At age 15, Gabrielle Union was the youngest cheerleader for the Los Angeles Clippers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First African American Woman to Appear on a Cover of Brides Magazine</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Gabrielle Union became the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Brides magazine when she graced its January/February 2017 issue.</p></div>


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