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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Gender: female | Birthday: 1972-10-29 | Place of Birth:

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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Known For

Breaking In
Breaking In

Breaking In   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 6

Director: James McTeigue / James McTeigue /

genres: 
Action  /  Crime  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Gabrielle Union  /  Billy Burke  /  Richard Cabral
Sleepless
Sleepless

Sleepless   2017

Release Date: 
2017

Rating: 5.8

Director: Wilma Garscadden-Gahret / Wilma Garscadden-Gahret /

genres: 
Action  /  Crime  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Jamie Foxx  /  Michelle Monaghan  /  Dermot Mulroney
Almost Christmas
Almost Christmas

Almost Christmas   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 5.5

Director: David E. Talbert / David E. Talbert /

genres: 
Comedy  /  Drama
Stars: 
Kimberly Elise  /  Omar Epps  /  Danny Glover
The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation   2016

Release Date: 
2016

Rating: 6.5

Director: Jackie Earle Haley / Jackie Earle Haley /

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Nate Parker  /  Armie Hammer  /  Aja Naomi King
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar   2015

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.9

Director: Howy Parkins / Howy Parkins /

genres: 
Animation  /  Family  /  TV Movie
Stars: 
Max Charles  /  Jeff Bennett  /  Dusan Brown
With This Ring
With This Ring

With This Ring   2015

Release Date: 
2015

Rating: 5.4

Director: Nzingha Stewart / Nzingha Stewart /

genres: 
Comedy  /  Drama  /  Romance
Stars: 
Regina Hall  /  Jill Scott  /  Eve

Acting

2018
Breaking In

as    Shaun Russell

2017
Sleepless

as    Dena

2016
Almost Christmas

as    Rachel

2016
The Birth of a Nation

as    Esther

2015
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

as    Nala (voice)

2015
With This Ring

as    Kitty

2014
Think Like a Man Too

as    Kristen

2014
Top Five

as    Erica Long

2013
Miss Dial

as    Long Story Caller

2012
Good Deeds

as    Natalie

2012
Think Like a Man

as    Kristen

2008
Cadillac Records

as    Geneva Wade

2008
Meet Dave

as    Nr.3- Kulturoffizierin

2007
Constellation

as    Carmel Boxer

2007
Daddy's Little Girls

as    Julia Rossmore

2006
Running with Scissors

as    Dorothy

2005
The Honeymooners

as    Alice Kramden

2004
Breakin' All the Rules

as    Nikki

2004
Something the Lord Made

as    Clara Thomas

2003
Bad Boys II

as    Sydney 'Syd' Burnett

2003
Cradle 2 the Grave

as    Daria

2003
Deliver Us from Eva

as    Evangeline 'Eva' Dandrige

2002
Abandon

as    Amanda Luttrell

2002
Welcome to Collinwood

as    Michelle

2001
The Brothers

as    Denise Johnson

2001
Two Can Play That Game

as    Conny Spalding

2000
Bring It On

as    Isis

2000
Love & Basketball

as    Shawnee

1999
10 Things I Hate About You

as    Chastity

1999
She's All That

as    Katie

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