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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

  • Born on
    • October 29th, 1972
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.

Starring Gabrielle Union on Plex

  • The Box
    The Box
    Cris Romano
    2007

Filmography

Acting (42 Credits)

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2020Fearless as General Blazerhatch (voice)
2019L.A.'s Finest as Syd Burnett
2018Breaking In as Shaun Russell
2018The Public
2017Sleepless as Dena
2016The Birth of a Nation as Esther
2016Almost Christmas as Rachel
2015The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar as Nala (voice)
2015With This Ring as Kitty
2014Top Five as Erica Long
2014Think Like a Man Too as Kristen
2013Being Mary Jane as Mary Jane Paul
2013Miss Dial as Long Story Caller
2012In Our Nature as Vicky
2012Good Deeds as Natalie
2012Think Like a Man as Kristen
2008Meet Dave as No. 3 - Cultural Officer
2008Cadillac Records as Geneva Wade
2007Daddy's Little Girls as Julia Rossmore
2007The Perfect Holiday as Nancy
2007The Box as Cris Romano
2006Running with Scissors as Dorothy
2005Night Stalker as Perri Reed
2005Neo Ned as Rachael
2005Constellation as Carmel Boxer
2005The Honeymooners as Alice Kramden
2005Say Uncle as Elise Carter
2004Breakin' All the Rules as Nikki
2004Something the Lord Made as Clara Thomas
2003Deliver Us from Eva as Eva Dandrige
2003Bad Boys II as Sydney 'Syd' Burnett
2003Cradle 2 the Grave as Daria
2003Ride or Die as Masked Woman
2002Abandon as Amanda Luttrell
2002Welcome to Collinwood as Michelle
2001Two Can Play That Game as Conny Spalding
2001The Brothers as Denise Johnson
2000Bring It on as Isis
2000Love & Basketball as Shawnee
1999H.E. Double Hockey Sticks as Gabrielle
199910 Things I Hate About You as Chastity
1999She's All That as Katie

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