Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Monique Union ( born October 29, 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska ) is an American actress.

Life and career

After graduating from high school, Gabrielle Union initially studied at the University of Nebraska law. However, she changed for sporting reasons, it is a passionate soccer player, the university. Thus came about the Union Cuesta College at the University of California, where she graduated in sociology.

During this time, Gabrielle Union began with the modeling, moreover, it made ​​the leap into the world of television. Her acting debut Union in an episode of the first season of A heavenly family. Since then she has appeared in various series and films. It also has a small role in Busta Rhymes video clip I Love My Chick, which is a reference to the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

In 2003 she received a "Rising Star Award " as best young actress at the American Black Film Festival.

Since 2013 Union can be seen in the BET series Being Mary Jane in the title role.


Union was from 2001 to 2005 with Chris Howard, a running back of the Jacksonville Jaguars, married. In December 2013, it became engaged to the basketball player Dwyane Wade.

Filmography (selection)