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Gabrielle Union



Gabrielle Union had planned on attending law school, but began acting after the modeling agency she interned with as a college junior asked to represent her. She then won a series of small roles in television and film, including Love and Basketball, 10 Things I Hate About You (both 1999), and a part on the short-lived series City of Angels (2000). But her career really took off after her breakthrough portrayal of a sassy cheerleading captain from Compton in the late-summer surprise hit Bring It On (2000).



It's ironic that cheerleading would be the activity that helped launch Union's star. The Omaha, NE, native was born October 29, 1973, and spent much of her youth playing sports, from soccer to basketball to track. She attended high school in Nebraska, where she was an all-star point guard, and, after graduating, moved to Los Angeles to attend school at U.C.L.A.



After graduating with honors, Union chose to forego law school, stay in L.A., and concentrate on her acting career, which took off after her sparring with cheerleading rival Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On. After that film's release, Union won a substantial role in The Brothers and was slated to appear with an all-star cast in Welcome to Collinwood, as well as in Oscar-winner Stephen Gaghan's directorial debut Abandon. Her future film line up looking ever more impressive, Union took her biggest role to date as the acerbic titular character in the comedy Deliver Us from Eva, and continue to perform in films including Cradle 2 the Grave and Bad Boys II.



In 2012, Union took on a supporting role in the comedy Think Like a Man, an adaptation of author and comedian Steve Harvey's self-help book of the same name.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
15% Sleepless
  • Actor
2017
48% Almost Christmas
  • Executive Producer
2016
72% The Birth of a Nation
  • Esther
2016
No Score Yet The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
  • Nala
2015
No Score Yet With This Ring
  • Executive Producer
2015
86% Top Five
  • Berkani
2014
23% Think Like a Man Too
  • Kristen
2014
No Score Yet Miss Dial
  • Actor
2013
50% In Our Nature
  • Vicky
2012
53% Think Like a Man
  • Kristen
2012
31% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
  • Natalie
2012
67% Cadillac Records
  • Geneva Wade
2008
20% Meet Dave
  • No. 3
2008
16% The Perfect Holiday
  • Nancy
2007
No Score Yet The Box
  • Det. Cris Romano
2007
26% Daddy's Little Girls
  • Julia
2007
31% Running With Scissors
  • Dorothy
2006
17% Say Uncle
  • Elise Carter
2006
13% The Honeymooners
  • Alice Kramden
2005
80% Neo Ned
  • Rachael
2005
0% Constellation
  • Carmel Boxer
2005
No Score Yet Night Stalker
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Something the Lord Made
  • Clara
2004
31% Breakin' All the Rules
  • Nicky Callas
2004
23% Bad Boys II
  • Syd Burnett
2003
26% Cradle 2 the Grave
  • Daria
2003
44% Deliver Us From Eva
  • Eva Dandridge
2003
No Score Yet Hustle and Heat
  • Actor
2003
16% Abandon
  • Amanda Luttrell
2002
54% Welcome to Collinwood
  • Michelle
2002
43% Two Can Play That Game
  • Conny Spalding
2001
63% The Brothers
  • Denise Johnson
2001
63% Bring It On
  • Isis
2000
82% Love and Basketball
  • Shawnee
2000
No Score Yet H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!
  • Gabby
1999
61% 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Chastity
1999
38% She's All That
  • Katie
1999
No Score Yet Playa' Pack
  • Actor
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • N'Garen
No Score Yet Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Army Wives
2007-2014
  • Gina Det. Gina Maddox
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Meeshell Anders
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Tamara Tamara Davis
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Renee
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014
  • Mary Jane Paul
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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