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Gabrielle Union

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.

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Oct 29, 1972 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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First Appeared:
In the series Goode Behavior 1996-08-26
Latest Project:
Movie Breaking In 2018-05-05
Known For
Movie Breaking In Shaun Russell 2018-05-05
Movie Sleepless Dena 2017-01-12
Movie The Birth of a Nation Esther 2016-09-09
Movie Almost Christmas Rachel 2016-11-11
Movie With This Ring Kitty 2015-01-24
Movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Nala (voice) 2015-11-22
Movie Think Like a Man Too Kristen 2014-06-20
Series Being Mary Jane Mary Jane Paul 2014-01-07
Movie Top Five Erica Long 2014-12-12
Movie Miss Dial Long Story Caller 2013-03-07
Movie The Door She 2013-07-02
Movie Good Deeds Natalie 2012-02-23
Movie Think Like a Man Kristen 2012-04-16
Movie Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Herself 2012-10-03
Movie In Our Nature Vicky 2012-12-07
Movie Meet Dave No. 3 - Cultural Officer 2008-07-08
Movie Cadillac Records Geneva Wade 2008-12-05
Movie Constellation Carmel Boxer 2007-02-01
Movie The Box Cris Romano 2007-01-01
Movie Daddy's Little Girls Julia Rossmore 2007-02-14
Movie The Perfect Holiday Nancy 2007-12-12
Movie Running with Scissors Dorothy 2006-10-27
Movie Neo Ned Rachael 2005-01-01
Movie The Honeymooners Alice Kramden 2005-06-10
Movie Say Uncle Elise Carter 2005-07-10
Series Night Stalker Perri Reed 2005-09-29
Movie Hustle and Heat Masked Woman 2004-03-02
Movie Something the Lord Made Clara Thomas 2004-05-30
Movie Breakin' All the Rules Nikki 2004-05-14
Movie Deliver Us from Eva Eva Dandrige 2003-02-07
Movie Cradle 2 the Grave Daria 2003-02-28
Movie Bad Boys II Sydney 'Syd' Burnett 2003-07-18
Movie Welcome to Collinwood Michelle 2002-05-24
Movie Abandon Amanda Luttrell 2002-10-14
Movie The Brothers Denise Johnson 2001-03-23
Movie Two Can Play That Game Conny Spalding 2001-09-07
Movie Love & Basketball Shawnee 2000-04-21
Movie Bring It On Isis 2000-08-25
Movie H.E. Double Hockey Sticks Gabrielle 1999-10-03
Movie She's All That Katie 1999-01-29
Series Goode Behavior Tracy Monaghan 1996-08-26
Series Jungle Cubs 1996-10-05
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