WHO IS GABRIELLE UNION?
Gabrielle Union is known as an extraordinary actress, writer, producer and activist. She is known to have appeared on countless movies in Hollywood in the 1990’s. She started by appearing on small roles and then move to appearing in major roles. She made recognition by appearing in teen comedy films such as She’s All that and 10 Things I Hate About You. Union made her first big screen role when she featured in the 2000 teen comedy box office hit Bring it on where she earns critical acclaim.
Aside for her role in teen comedy box office, Union emerged as one of the Hollywood favorite comedy queens with her roles in movies such as Bad Boys II, deliver us from Eva, Think Like a man, its 2014 sequel, Think Like A Man Too.
The famous American born actress was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 29, 1972. She was born into the family of Theresa and Sylvester Union. After several years the family move to Pleasanton, California where Union attended her high school education at Foothill High School. She had her college education at the university of Nebraska, but she later had a transfer to Cuesta college in California. She had her degree in Sociology from the university of California, Los Angeles.
Growing up Gab Union had great interest in Acting and she is known for featuring in small roles. She had a great love for movies and started aiming for big fame in it.
Gab Union was previously married to Chris Howard. The duo marriage lasted for five years but later divorce due to irreconcilable differences.
Gab Union and Dwayne who is a famous Basketball Player met while they were co hosting a sponsored super bowl party. During this period Wade was still married to Siohvaughn Funches and Union have just divorce her then husband Chris Howard a year earlier after their five years of being married.
On July 2009 Dwayne and gab union both co host a charity dinner, the summer Groovier, Wade brought union as his guest to the event, this trigger a rumor that duo is probably romantically involved. During this period wade was still at his divorce case. After about a year dating rumor, Dwayne and Wade made their first couple red carpet debut on July 2010 at the Summer Groove Charity event.
After about three years of dating Gab Union and Dwayne took some time apart. Gab union confess that they had to go apart due to distance and scheduling but few months later the couple were spotted together again at a Miami Heat Event.
On December 2013 wade and union got engaged. Wade proposed to Union who happily announced their engagement on Instagram with an expensive ring which was rumor to cost $1 million. Fast forward to august 20, 2014 the duo tied the knot which included wade two sons and his nephew.
The duo welcomes their first child together on November 7, 2018. The baby which was born through surrogate. The beautiful baby girl was named Kaavia James Union Wade.
Gab Union have step son named Zion and Zaire from her husband previous marriage. Her step son Zion is also a Basketball player who took after his father career.
Gabrielle Union career started while in college, she started working as an intern at the Judith Fontaine and Talent Agency in Los Angeles. Due to her gorgeous look her founder and CEO of the agency got her booked as a model. Under Judith Fontaine and Talent Agency she started auditioning for small acting roles which eventually lead her to her first acting role in 1900’s sitcom Family Matters.
After her appearance in the Family Matters she had several small roles in numerous series such as Saved by the bell: The new class, Goode Behavior, 7th Heaven, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Steve Harvey Show.
Gab Union made her first movie debut in 1999 when she features in the teen comedy box office hit She’s All That followed by 10 Things I Hate About You. In 2000 Union had an extra ordinary success in her career when she featured in the cult classic Bring it on and also she appeared in Love and Basketball along with Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. She also had a role as Isis in Bring it on which was earned her a black reel award for the best supporting actress and also gave a major boost to her budding career. In 2001 union went to star in The Brothers along with Morris Chestnut and Shemar Moore and in Two Can Play That Game along with Vivica Fox and Chesnut.
In 2003 Gab Union landed in her first movie lead as Evangeline “Eva” Dandridge in the romantic comedy Deliver us from Eva where she received great recognition. She also receives acclaim for her roles in Cradle 2 the grave, Michael Bay’s Bad Boys II, Breakin” All the Rules, Neo Ned and The Honeymooners, and in the year 2007 she appears along with Idris Elba in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls.
Aside this numerous role she also was a cast of hit comedy like Think Like a Man in 2012 and she also reprised her role in the movie Think Like a Man Too. She then features in the box office hit comedy Girls Trip and as the thriller film Breaking in 2018.
- Gab Union is an advocate for victims of assault. On February 2011, she was appointed by then president Barrack Obama to serve on for the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women.
- Her most notable small screen role is that of Mary Jane Paul, which was the main character on BET drama series Being Mary Jane for which she receives several recognitions which includes 2014 NAACP image Award for Outstanding TV Actress.