Gabrielle Union Biography

BornOctober 29, 1972
Age51 years
Early Life
Gabrielle Monique Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is the daughter of Theresa, a communications provider manager and also social worker, and also Sylvester Union, a former military sergeant. Gabrielle has two siblings called Tracy as well as Kelly, as well as a brother called David. Although her moms and dads divorced when she was a kid, she has actually maintained a strong connection with both.

Gabrielle's household transferred to Pleasanton, California when she was young. There, she participated in Foothill High School, where she excelled in sporting activities, especially football, track, as well as basketball. After graduating in 1991, she signed up at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, after that transferred to Cuesta College prior to at some point finishing her level in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Career Beginnings
While still in university, Gabrielle interned at a modeling firm, where she was eventually authorized as a customer. She began her acting career with minor roles in popular tv collection like "Saved by the Bell," "Family Matters," "Moesha," as well as "7th Heaven" throughout the 1990s.

Her first significant duty came in 2000 when she was cast as a supporter in the teenager funny "Bring It On," together with Kirsten Dunst. The movie was an industrial success, which aided move Gabrielle's acting career onward.

Climbing Star
Throughout the very early 2000s, Gabrielle continued to go far for herself in both film as well as tv. She showed up in a number of successful films, consisting of "Love & Basketball" (2000), "Bad Boys II" (2003), and also "Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003). She additionally took on a recurring function in the prominent medical dramatization series, "ER," playing the personality Dr. Courtney Ellis.

In 2005, Gabrielle starred in the charming comedy "The Honeymooners," a modern adjustment of the classic 1950s television series. She continued her work in the romance category with the 2007 film "Daddy's Little Girls," directed by Tyler Perry.

Mainstream Success
Gabrielle's success continued right into the 2010s, with looks in movies such as "Think Like a Man" (2012) as well as its follow up "Think Like a Man Too" (2014). In 2013, she was cast ahead function of the BET drama series "Being Mary Jane," which chronicled the life of an effective tv news anchor. The program premiered in 2014 and also was met vital recognition, earning her NAACP Image Award nominations for her performance.

Along with acting, Gabrielle has actually also been a speaker for numerous brands such as Neutrogena, Target, and also T-Mobile.

Advocacy as well as Advocacy
Gabrielle Union has actually been an outspoken supporter for different causes throughout her job, including sustaining victims of sexual offense and also increasing recognition regarding psychological wellness. In 2009, she shared her very own experience as a survivor of rape and also has continued to utilize her platform to uplift as well as urge various other survivors. In addition, she has actually been associated with different projects and also occasions related to bust cancer awareness and LGBTQ+ legal rights.

Personal Life
In 2001, Gabrielle wed NFL player Chris Howard; however, their marital relationship finished in divorce in 2006. She later on began dating NBA gamer Dwyane Wade, and also the pair married in 2014. They welcomed a child, Kaavia James, via surrogate in November 2018. In addition to being a mom as well as spouse, Gabrielle has actually additionally handled the duty of stepmother to Wade's three youngsters from previous connections.

Throughout her occupation, Gabrielle Union has actually remained a significant number in the show business, demonstrating her flexibility as an actress as well as utilizing her platform to advertise as well as defend different social reasons.

Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Gabrielle.

Related authors: Tyler Perry (Actor), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Kirsten Dunst (Actress)


4 Famous quotes by Gabrielle Union

Small: Im just riding this train as long as I can. As long as Im having fun, Ill do it. When it stops being fu
"I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. Maybe I'll open up a chain of Popeye's Chicken"
Small: Im not going to change the world overnight. Its one person at a time, and hopefully theyre people in po
"I'm not going to change the world overnight. It's one person at a time, and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting"
Small: Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty
"Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty"
Small: I love romantic comedies. Theyre for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. Theres noth
"I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God"