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 : 2011-08-24
Credited as : Actress and model, Ugly Betty, City of Angels

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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.

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)

Filmography:

2008 : Meet Dave ; Cadillac Records
2010 : The Van Zandt Shakedown
2011 : Good Deeds

Television:

Night Stalker - TV series (2005-2006)
Football Wives - TV film (2007)
Ugly Betty - TV series (2008)
The BET Honors - TV film (2010)
Life - TV series (2009)
FlashForward - TV series (2009-2010)
Army Wives - TV series (2010)
"NTSF:SD:SUV"-TV series (2011)

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