Gabrielle Union Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage

Who is Gabrielle union?

Gabrielle Union (Gabrielle Monique Union) is an American Actress. Union started out her career in the 1990s. She appeared on television sitcoms before her supporting roles in teenage comedy movies, She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You in 1999. Her breakthrough was in the 2000 movie Bring It On.

Gabrielle Union

Union is best known for her performance in the comedy films The Brothers (2001), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012), and Think Like a Man Too (2014). She had starring roles in the CBS medical drama series City of Angels (2000) and films Bad Boys II (2003), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Neo Ned (2005), Cadillac Records (2008), Top Five (2014) and Breaking In (2018).

In 2013, she started starring as the lead character in the BET drama series Being Mary Jane, for which she has won an NAACP Image Award. Union co-starred in the 2016 film Birth of a Nation. She next appeared in Almost Christmas (2016) and Sleepless (2017).

How Old is Gabrielle Union?

Union was born on 29th October 1972. She is 48 years old as of 2020. Union shares her birthday with celebrities like Melba Moore, Randy Jackson, Richard Dreyfuss, Tracee Ellis Ross, Winona Ryder, Ben Foster, and more.

Gabrielle Union’s Family

Who Are Gabrielle Union’s Parents?

Union was born to Sylvester Union and Theresa union. Sylvester, his father was a navy sergeant, and her mom Theresa was a social employee and a phone company manager.

Does Gabrielle Union have Siblings?

Union is the middle child in a family of 3 siblings. Her elder sister is Kelly Union and her younger sister is Tracy Union. The 3 are a decent trio p.c. who spent most of their time together. They assist each other in private life relationships and marriage issues.

Gabrielle Union’s Education

Union attended Foothill High School. Her mom took her to a gay pride parade at the age of eight. This was after the family moved to Pleasanton, California. She later went to Cuesta College. She later went to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and later to the University of California in Los Angeles.

Gabrielle Union’s Spouse

Union met Chris Howard an NFL player at a party in1999. They got married on 5th May 2001 and later separated in October 2005. Their divorce was finalized in 2006. Union stated that after her divorce is when she realized she hadn’t been making profound decisions best for her. In the marriage, she couldn’t pursue her hopes, desires and aspirations, and passions.

Union began courting NBA player Dwyane Wade in 2008. They got married on 30th August 2014 in Miami, Florida. Union became a stepmom to Wade’s children. She said in an interview that Wade and her would sign a prenuptial agreement to protect their character assets. The couple spent their honeymoon in the Maldives and Tanzania.

Gabrielle Union’s Children

Union became a stepmother of three children from Wade’s previous marriage. The kids are Zaire, 19 years, Zaya, 14 years, and Xavier, 7 years. The couple welcomed the birth of their daughter, Kaavia James, on 7th November 2018 by surrogate.

Gabrielle Union’s Height

Adding to her well-curved and delightful body, she stands at a height of 1.71 meters.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union’s Career

Union started her profession of acting with minor roles. Her first audition was Saved by the Bell. Union appeared in the sixth-season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—”Sons and Daughters” as the Klingon N’Garen in 1997. She appeared in Sister, Sister as Vanessa, in Smart Guy as Denise, and in 5 episodes of 7th Heaven as Keesha Hamilton.

She had additionally appeared on an episode of Friends, “The One with the Cheap Wedding Dress”, as Kristen, a love interest to both Ross & Joey. Union’s other earlier roles include teen films such as She’s All That and 10 Things I Hate About You.

In the film of 2000, Love & Basketball, Union appeared. She performed the role of Isis in the same year in the film Bring It On. This is the movie that delivered Union to the mainstream. The movie led the cast of Union in the CBS television drama, City of Angels, as Dr. Courtney Ellis. She was featured in The Brothers in which she shone brightly.

Gabrielle Union’s Breakthrough

Union’s first leading role was in the 2003 film, Deliver Us from Eva. During its casting, its director was looking for an actress who could easily change from being humorous to caustic and dramatic. Hardwick recommended Union as they had previously worked together in The Brothers. He believed that Union could flawlessly fit Eva’s position. Her role in the movie was met with praise. She was referred to as the center of attraction in the movie by Dustin Putman of

Union’s influence was drawn from his father. She starred as the main character Mike Lowrey’s girlfriend, Syd, in the movie Bad Boys II, in 2003. She felt blessed with her role in the movie, elevating her profession. In 2004, Union appeared in the film, Something the Lord Made. She additionally starred in the movie Breakin’ All the Rules the same year.

The following year, Union appeared in the film, Neo Ned. She portrayed the role of an African-American woman with delusions that she is Adolf Hitler. Together with Jeremy Renner, the co-star, they were recognized for having strange, offbeat chemistry that drives the movie by Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times. Union gained an award for the best actress in the Neo Ned. This was in the ceremony at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.

Union starred in the 2005 remake of The Honeymooners. She additionally starred in the ABC series, Night Stalker. Union starred in the song video for Busta Rhymes’ “I Love My Bitch” in 2006. In the 2007 movie, Daddy’s Little Girls by Tyler Perry, Union performed the starring role. Gabrielle performed as Julia Rossmore, a romantically challenged attorney. She was praised for her character’s portrayal and having a sense of comedic timing.

Gabrielle complained in an interview about the lack of back actors and actresses in Hollywood. She stated that Hollywood ought to recognize the shades of African-American beauty.

Union appeared in the 2007 Christmas movie The Perfect Holiday. She appeared in the movie Ugly Betty in 2008 for 3 episodes. Union appeared as Renee, Wilhelmina Slater’s sister, and Daniel Meade’s love interest. She additionally appeared in for Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent”. She also appeared in the 2008 movie Cadillac Records. Union portrayed Geneva Wade, who later married Muddy Waters. She stated that playing this role was her best decision ever.

Union wrote the foreword for Hill Harper’s Letters to a Young Sister: Define your Destiny. She joined the U.S. tv series Life on NBC and appeared in4 episodes. It was later canceled in May 2009. Union appeared in the FlashForward, an ABC series. She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2010.

Gabrielle Union in the 2010s

In 2010 and 2011, Union appeared in the episodes of Army Wives and NTSF:SD: SUV. Union landed the roles in the films Think Like a Man and Family Tree in May 2011. She defended the song video for Rihanna‘s single “Man Down” after it sparked controversy for its depiction of a rape victim shooting and killing her attacker in June 2011.

Union was announced to take part in Bounce TV’s documentary Our History in January 2012. In the same year, she performed Natalie in Good Deeds comedy. Union performed the role of the fiancée of the Wesley Deeds character. She appeared in the movie In Our Nature.

Gabrielle started starring in the BET network show Being Mary Jane in 2003. She learned of the series while she auditioned for Scandal for the role of Olivia Pope. She lost to Kerry Washington. Union additionally starred in the film The Door by Ava DuVernay. She was part of Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales campaign.

Gabrielle Union’s Aggression

Union reprised her role as Kristen in Think Like a Man Too in 2014. Later in July, she was announced as the producer in the Lifetime movie With This Ring. Gabrielle was featured in Chris Rock’s Top Five. She performed the fiancée of Rock’s character. She considered her Top Five character comparable to Kardashian family members or the Braxton sisters.

Union began voicing Disney film and series The Lion Guard in November 2015. She was featured in The Birth of a Nation as Esther, a slave in the Antebellum South raped by a white man, in October 2016. Later in the same year, Union had roles in a comedy movie Almost Christmas, as Rachel Meyers. The series was launched in November.

Union starred as Syd Burnett in the Bad Boys spin-off tv series L.A.’s Finest in 2019. the original series was launched on 13th May 2019. Later the collection was renewed for a second season. In the 14th season of America’s Got Talent, Union was a judge. However, her contract was not renewed for another season. This was after she spoke against racism. Her fellow judge Julianne Hough‘s contract was also not renewed. Union filed a discrimination lawsuit against America’s Got Talent producers. She cited racism and prejudice.

Gabrielle Union’s Interests And Hobbies

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Union launched Love & Blessings a clothing line for plus-sized ladies in 2010. She was inspired by the Union’s full-figured sister. Union is the spokeswoman for Neutrogena. She became an ambassador for SensatioNail, a nail polish company in November 2014. She is the first celebrity creative advisor and ambassador.

Union launched her first wine “Vanilla Puddin’” in March 2014. She launched Flawless by Gabrielle Union, in 2017. This is a line of hair-care products for people with textured hair. Union announced a partnership with Invicta Watch Group in September 2017. This included her personal designed watches.

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union’s Books

In April 2017, Union released her first book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. It features personal tales and subjects that define sexuality, womanhood, friendship, race, marriage, and beauty. She describes the book as “the good, the bad, and the WTF.” It was published on 17th October 2017 by Dey Street Books, an imprint of Harper Collins. Her book was named the Best Book of the Year by a Black Author by The Root magazine in December 2017.
Union launched her 2nd but first children’s book, Welcome to the Party in May 2020. She was inspired by her daughter.

Gabrielle Union’s Activism and Politics

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Additionally Union is an activist. She is an advocate for survivors of assault. She addressed the murder of Trayvon Martin. On June 2, 2012, Union ran in the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. This was in honor of Kristen Martinez, her friend who died from breast cancer.

Union supported Barack Obama‘s presidential campaign in 2008. Obama appointed her to work in the National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women. In the year 2020, Union was named in the Time 100 list of most influential people.

Gabrielle Union’s Net Worth

Union has accumulated an estimated net worth of $20 million from her profession.


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