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Gabrielle Union
Born October 29, 1972





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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.

 Movies

CASTING
The Public
 2019,
Breaking In
 2018, Shaun Russell
The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar
 2017, Nala
Sleepless
 2017, Dena
Almost Christmas
 2016, Rachel
The Birth of a Nation
 2016, Esther
The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
 2015, Nala (voice)
With This Ring
 2015, Kitty
Top Five
 2014, Erica Long
Think Like a Man Too
 2014, Kristen
The Door
 2013, She
Miss Dial
 2013, Long Story Caller
In Our Nature
 2012, Vicky
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
 2012, Herself
Think Like a Man
 2012, Kristen
Good Deeds
 2012, Natalie
Cadillac Records
 2008, Geneva Wade
Meet Dave
 2008, Nr.3- Kulturoffizierin
The Perfect Holiday
 2007, Nancy
Daddy's Little Girls
 2007, Julia Rossmore
Constellation
 2007, Carmel Boxer
The Box
 2007, Det. Cris Romano
Running with Scissors
 2006, Dorothy
Say Uncle
 2005, Elise Carter
The Honeymooners
 2005, Alice Kramden
Neo Ned
 2005, Rachael
Something the Lord Made
 2004, Clara Thomas
Breakin' All the Rules
 2004, Nikki
Ride or Die
 2004, Masked Woman
Bad Boys II
 2003, Sydney 'Syd' Burnett
Cradle 2 the Grave
 2003, Daria
Deliver Us from Eva
 2003, Evangeline 'Eva' Dandrige
Abandon
 2002, Amanda Luttrell
Welcome to Collinwood
 2002, Michelle
Two Can Play That Game
 2001, Conny Spalding
The Brothers
 2001, Denise Johnson
Bring It On
 2000, Isis
Love & Basketball
 2000, Shawnee
H.E. Double Hockey Sticks
 1999, Gabrielle
10 Things I Hate About You
 1999, Chastity
She's All That
 1999, Katie
The Perfect Find
 

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Breaking In (2018) Producer
Almost Christmas (2016) Producer
The Perfect Find Producer


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