Gabrielle Union life and biography

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Gabrielle Union biography

Date of birth : 1973-10-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2020-10-13
Credited as : actress, model, Ugly Betty,

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Gabrielle Union 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 in Deliver Us from Eva in 2003.

Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Theresa (née Glass), a former dancer, social worker, and phone company manager, and Sylvester C. Union, an AT&T manager and military sergeant. She was raised Catholic. 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.

During 2005, Gabrielle Union starred in the series Night Stalker on ABC. The series did not last long, but it added to the resume of Gabrielle Union as well as her experience. During the same year, she starred alongside Cedric The Entertainer in a remake of The Honeymooners. The following year, Gabrielle Union starred in the music video of "I Love My Chick" with Busta Rhymes. In 2007, Gabrielle Union was busy as she played in The Perfect Holiday and Daddy's Little Girl. In 2008, she has appeared on several episodes of "Ugly Betty" as Renee.

She isn’t just “influencing”; she is intentionally directing her attention, influence and resources to advance an agenda that deliberately celebrates the most marginalized among us, including Black women and girls and queer and trans folks. Her dedication to inclusivity was especially evident in November, when she was controversially fired as a judge on America’s Got Talent after calling out multiple counts of racial insensitivity and a toxic work environment on the show. Many people in the spotlight wouldn’t take the risk to speak out about such injustice.

Gabrielle Union was included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

Black Reel Awards:
2008, Best Ensemble: Cadillac Records (winner)
2001, Best Supporting Actress: Bring It On (winner)
Palm Beach International Film Festival
2006, Best Actress Neo Ned (winner)

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