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Gabrielle Union is a Actor American born on 29 october 1972 at Omaha (USA)

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union
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Birth name Gabrielle Monique Union
Nationality USA
Birth 29 october 1972 (46 years) at Omaha (USA)

Gabrielle Monique Union Wade (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress. Among her notable roles is her performance as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On, (2000). In 2000, she played a medical doctor in the CBS drama series City of Angels. In 2003, Union starred opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the hit film Bad Boys II. Also in 2003, she starred with LL Cool J in Deliver Us from Eva. In 2008, she was featured in the film Cadillac Records with Adrien Brody, Beyoncé Knowles and Jeffrey Wright. In 2012, Union was featured in an ensemble cast of the film version of Think Like a Man.

Biography

In 1992, at the age of 19, Union was attacked and raped at her part-time job at a Payless Store. Her attacker later turned himself in and was sentenced to 33 years in prison. Union has insisted that she would not have survived her victimhood after her rape had it not been for watching Winfrey's talk show.
Winfrey stated Union's speech upon receiving the Fierce and Fearless Award, where Union admitted that she had once reveled "in gossip and rumors", inspired her because she "had never heard anyone be that honest in public or private about the competition and fierce drive to be seen and succeed in Hollywood."
Union said during an appearance on Oprah's Next Chapter that she used to be a "mean girl" until attending a party with her trainer and sounding board, A.J. Johnson. "I was holding court – because I can turn a phrase and be a little slick myself – and I was trashing somebody. Just ripping them to shreds, head to toe," Union recalled. "A.J. pulls me aside and says, 'Okay, now, how did your life change? Did you get the guy? Did you get the job? Is your house any bigger? Did money just magically get put in your pocket? What positive [event] happened in your life after you just tore that woman down?'" In February 2012, Union was identified as a suspicious person by airport security and was subjected to a "hair patdown". She tweeted about the experience. "Hopefully my weave doesn't cause turbulence," Union joked. "It's clearly very powerful."

Union ran in the Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 2, 2012, in honor of her friend Kristen Martinez, who died from breast cancer. Union was present at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 2013, and unveiled a limited-edition 1963 March on Washington stamp to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the march.

Union is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena. She became affiliated with Neutrogena in 2004. It was reported in November 2014, that Union became ambassador for nail polish company SensatioNail. She became the company's first celebrity ambassador and creative advisor.
In 2010, Union launched Love & Blessings, a clothing line for plus-sized women. The line was inspired by Union's full-figured sister.
In March 2014, Union released her first wine, "Vanilla Puddin'".


Relationships
While in high school, Union dated former NBA player Jason Kidd. Union has said Kidd broke up with her two weeks before junior prom. Union met NFL player Chris Howard at a party in 1999. They married on May 5, 2001, and separated in October 2005. The divorce was finalized in 2006. Union said that when she got divorced she "sort of realized that [s]he hadn't been making sound choices which were the best for her to pursue her hopes and dreams and aspirations and passions." In a 2014 interview, Union stated that she may have rushed into the relationship for the wrong reasons, noting that, "in my 20s, I was all about getting the ring." Union had earlier reflected that she spent much of the marriage "upset" and from the relationship, she realized that the men in her life were "just human."

In 2009, Union began dating NBA player Dwyane Wade. According to Wade, he and Union briefly split up at some point early in 2013 because of career demands. During that time, Wade and a longtime friend conceived a son, Xavier, born in November 2013. Wade and Union reconciled, and became engaged in December 2013, the month after the birth. The couple married on August 30, 2014, in Miami, Florida. Upon the marriage, Union became a stepmother to Xavier and Wade's two elder sons from his first marriage, Zaire (born 2002) and Zion (born 2007). Union stated in an interview prior to the marriage that she and Wade would be signing a prenuptial agreement to protect their individual assets. Union and Wade spent their honeymoon in the Maldives and Tanzania.


Activism
Union is an advocate for survivors of assault, and has voiced her support for Jada, a Texas teenager who was allegedly taken advantage of after passing out during a party and had her assault filmed and posted in clips online, where her assault has been mocked by others on social networking websites. Union posted a picture of Jada on Instagram and wrote: "Rape is never funny. Ever. This brave young woman is what a real-life superhero looks like.... Someone who stands up and acts when injustice occurs. She's just a child and she's using her voice for good, even in the face of her own personal horror.... My hero #IStandWithJada".

Union has also addressed the death of Trayvon Martin and stated "When you have influence I think it’s the responsible thing to do, to speak out on an issue when you see injustice. I’m still fighting for Trayvon ... we all should." In the months following Martin's death, Union supported a petition that called for Florida District Attorney Norman Wolfinger to bring charges against George Zimmerman. After Zimmerman was acquitted of charges in Martin's death in July 2013, Union remarked, "Apparently walking while black is a crime punishable by death." Union was angered by Todd Akin's position on abortion, which he explained as a woman not being able to get pregnant in the case of "legitimate rape".
Tanganyika Williams, the aunt of NBA player Matt Barnes, was killed on July 8, 2014. Union posted on both Instagram and Twitter, calling for anyone with information on the killer of Barnes's aunt to report their information to authorities.


Politics
In 2008, Union supported Barack Obama in his presidential campaign. She would later say that the election "invigorated me in a way that I’d never really been before about being part of the process". She added, "I take a lot of pride knowing that my president understands that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and we have a responsibility to each other. He understands that America prospers when we’re all doing it together, when everyone does their fair share and plays by the same rules." After working on the unsuccessful pilot for Army Wives, Union was appointed by President Obama to work with the National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women. Union called the appointment "a little more fulfilling" than the pilot. Obama contacted her specifically after learning that the pilot had fallen through.

Union participated in the Obama campaign's "Greater Together" initiative. She was visible on HBCU campuses and spoke of her belief that the media was against the president. Of the media's negative focus on President Obama, Union said, "As we're bombarded with a 24-hour news cycle telling us everything that the GOP Republican Party ] believes is wrong with our president, it's important to drive the point home what exactly he has accomplished, separate the truth from fiction and also mobilize voters".
In late-2012, she held a campaign event for President Obama in Tallahassee, Florida. In an interview, she cited her reasons for endorsing him for re-election, including satisfaction over the death of Osama Bin Laden and an interest in keeping student loans down. She also expressed her own views on equality while reasoning why Obama should be president. Union called on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his tax returns and birth certificate and noted that his father George W. Romney had released his own tax returns when running for President of the United States. The office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in November 2014 announced a campaign entitled "Take a Stand" and its commission of a short film featuring Union and Tika Sumpter.

Best films

Bad Boys II (2003)
(Actress)
Bring It On (2000)
(Actress)

Usually with

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(2 films)
Regina Hall
Regina Hall
(6 films)
Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey
(2 films)
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Filmography of Gabrielle Union (37 films)

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Actress

Sleepless Night
Directed by Baran bo Odar
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, T.I., Gabrielle Union, Dermot Mulroney, Scoot McNairy
Roles Dena
Rating56% 2.8028352.8028352.8028352.8028352.802835
A police detective with a connection to the criminal underground finds his secret life exposed when he and his partner are caught stealing cocaine from a powerful drug lord, a move that puts his son's life in danger.
Sleepless
Sleepless (2017)
, 1h35
Directed by Baran bo Odar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour, Scoot McNairy, Gabrielle Union
Roles Dena
Rating56% 2.802832.802832.802832.802832.80283
Vincent Downs, policier sous couverture à Las Vegas, se retrouve pris dans une toile faite d'agents corrompus et d'auxiliaires de bandits contrôlant des casinos. Un cambriolage tourne mal, et une équipe de dangereux criminels enlèvent son jeune fils. En une nuit blanche, il va donc devoir sauver son fils, révéler les trafics au grand jour, et amener ces criminels devant la justice.
Girls Trip
Girls Trip (2017)
, 2h2
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter
Roles Elle-même
Rating62% 3.109473.109473.109473.109473.10947
Quatre amies partent faire un voyage et décident de se lâcher comme jamais.
The Birth of a Nation
Directed by Nate Parker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker, Colman Domingo
Roles Esther
Rating64% 3.200753.200753.200753.200753.20075
Le 21 août 1831, dans le comté de Southampton, en Virginie, l'Afro-américain Nat Turner mène une révolte de Noirs, aussi bien libres qu'esclaves. Soixante Blancs et encore plus de Noirs meurent lors de la révolte.
With This Ring, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Romantic comedy
Themes Buddy films
Actors Regina Hall, Jill Scott, Eve, Brooklyn Sudano, Stephen Bishop, Jason George
Roles Kitty

Trista, a career-driven talent agent, has not gotten over her commitment-phobic ex; gossip columnist Viviane is still in love with the father of her son; and struggling actress Amaya will do anything to sabotage the marriage of her boyfriend. The three friends decide to make a vow to get married within a year after attending the wedding of their best friend.
Think Like a Man Too, 1h46
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Jerry Ferrara, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy
Roles Kristen
Rating58% 2.9043352.9043352.9043352.9043352.904335
Cedric (Kevin Hart) begins by saying how Las Vegas has always been a place for casinos and showgirls, and is the perfect place for couples to get married.
Top Five
Top Five (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Hip hop films
Actors Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Doug Stanhope, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Erica Long
Rating63% 3.1993953.1993953.1993953.1993953.199395
New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. He is attempting a foray into serious films with Uprize, in which he portrays Haitian Revolution figure Dutty Boukman, and sensitive to criticism, particularly by Times critic James Nielson, whose previous reviews of Andre's work have been negative and insulting. As the interview begins in his limousine, Andre recalls his lowest point, when he was in Houston in 2003 and met Jazzy Dee, who supplied him with drugs, alcohol and women. Yet after Jazzy refused to pay the women, they contended they were raped, leading to Andre's arrest.
Think Like a Man, 2h2
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Terrence J
Roles Kristen
Rating66% 3.3014553.3014553.3014553.3014553.301455
"The Mama's Boy" vs. "The Single Mom" "The Non-Committer" vs. "The Girl Who Wants the Ring"
Good Deeds
Good Deeds (2012)
, 1h51
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Thandie Newton, Brian J. White, Tyler Perry, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Eddie Cibrian
Roles Natalie
Rating55% 2.7534852.7534852.7534852.7534852.753485
The film opens up with Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry), the rich entrepreneur of the family-owned Deeds Corporation, getting dressed for work. His fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union) fixes breakfast for him, obsessing over Wesley’s predictable daily routine and life. Before going to work, Wesley makes one unpredictable stop- to pick up his delinquent younger brother Walter (Brian J. White), who lost his driver’s license after a string of DUIs. Wesley informs Walter they are going to have lunch with their mother, the respectable Wilimena Deeds (Phylicia Rashad).
Cadillac Records, 1h49
Directed by Darnell Martin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Adrien Brody, Beyoncé, Jeffrey Wright, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric the Entertainer, Mos Def
Roles Geneva Wade
Rating69% 3.4995953.4995953.4995953.4995953.499595
Leonard Chess, a Polish immigrant of Jewish descent, starts the record label Chess Records in Chicago in 1950. It opens its doors for black musicians and attracts people such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Little Walter and Etta James.
Meet Dave
Meet Dave (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by Brian Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Ed Helms, Scott Caan, Judah Friedlander
Roles Nr.3- Kulturoffizierin
Rating50% 2.50132.50132.50132.50132.5013
In his New York City apartment, a young boy named Josh Morrison (Austyn Lind Myers) stares through his telescope at an object falling from the sky. It is a golf-ball-sized metal ball which flies through the window and lands in his fishbowl, quickly draining the water along with the goldfish. He decides to show it at his school's science class presentation.
Constellation, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Billy Dee Williams, Gabrielle Union, Melissa De Sousa, Hill Harper, Zoe Saldana, Alec Newman
Roles Carmel Boxer
Rating35% 1.782481.782481.782481.782481.78248
Returning to Huntsville, Alabama—a town that once held back their opportunities but now glistens as a modern, technology-based city—the Boxer family and its extended members discover in the memory of a loved one what binds them together.