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Gabrielle Union Introduction
Thinking it would be an easy way to earn a few college credits, Gabrielle Union took an internship with a modeling agency, but she was way too good looking to do any real work so they offered her a modeling contract.
Gabrielle Union Life Story
Born in Omaha, Nebraska her family moved to California when she was eight. She excelled in sports and even played soccer for the University of Nebraska before she transferred to Cuesta College. She transferred again to UCLA where she graduated with honors and earned a degree in sociology.
She began modeling and then acting to pay off student loans. Union started her acting career in minor roles. Most were in teen movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Love and Basketball. She also appeared in the television show Sister, Sister as Vanessa. In 2000, Union landed the role of Isis in the cheerleading movie Bring it On opposite Kirsten Dunst. Bring It On helped push Union out into the mainstream and she began gaining more exposure. This led to Union being cast in the CBS television drama City of Angels as Dr. Courtney Ellis.
Union was cast in her first leading role in the 2003 film Deliver Us From Eva L.L. Cool J. The film received fair reviews from critics and it showed that Union was a leading lady. But first, Union landed the role of Oscar nominee Will Smith's girlfriend Syd in the film Bad Boys II, a box office success grossing over $273 million worldwide. Union then starred with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx in the film Breakin' All the Rules in 2004.
Union 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 also starred in the 2005 remake of The Honeymooners with comedian Cedric The Entertainer. In 2006, she starred as Busta Rhymes' love interest in the music video for Rhymes' "I Love My Chick." Union starred in the 2007 films Daddy's Little Girls by Tyler Perry (released on Valentine's Day) and the Christmas film The Perfect Holiday which opened on December 12.
In 2008, Union appeared on Ugly Betty as Renee, Wilhelmina Slater's (Vanessa L Williams) sister and Daniel Meade's (Eric Mabius) love interest.
Her latest role is putting up with Eddie Murphy in Meet Dave alongside Elizabeth Banks.
In the fall of 2009 Gabrielle began her role on the new scifi drama series "FlashForward."
Gabrielle Union on the Web
Gabrielle Union And Her Bikini Spend Memorial Day In The Miami ... It looks like her pointguard boyfriend Dwyane Wade isn't Gabrielle Union's favorite kind of Miami Heat! The actress spent her Memorial Day under the.
Gabrielle Union Hits Miami Beach In Tiny Bikini For Memorial Day ... In addition to joining boyfriend Dwyane Wade and his son at the Arsht Center's production of 'The Lion King' this weekend, actress and former model Gabrielle Union was spotted spending Memorial Day in an itsy bitsy white ...