Gabrielle Union is a 44-year-old actress from Omaha, Nebraska. Before hitting it big as an actress, Union graduated from UCLA with a degree in sociology. She got her start in television, as she scored small roles in shows such as Family Matters, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Moesha, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and The Steve Harvey Show in the mid-to-late ’90s.
Union would make her film debut in 1999, with roles as Katarina “Katie” Darlingson in She’s All That and Chastity Church in 10 Things I Hate About You. But Union’s breakthrough role would come in 2000 when she played Isis in Bring It On. She was praised for her performance, and the cheerleading comedy was a smash hit, making $90.4 million at the box office on a budget of just $11 million.
Since Bring It On, Union has booked a ton of significant roles in several well-received films. Some of her most popular roles were as Denise Johnson in The Brothers (2001), Evangeline “Eva” Dandrige in Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daria in Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), Sydney “Syd” Burnett in Bad Boys II (2003), Julia Rossmore in Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Geneva Wade in Cadillac Records (2008), Kristen in Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014), Erica Long in Top Five (2014), and Esther in The Birth of a Nation (2016).
Gabrielle also plays the titular role in the television show Being Mary Jane, which will air its fourth season in January of 2017. Gabrielle’s next film role will be as Rachel in Almost Christmas, and the holiday comedy-drama will hit theaters on November 11, 2016.
As for her personal life, Gabrielle was married to former NFL running back Chris Howard from 2001-2006. Gabrielle would later remarry, tying the knot with NBA star Dwyane Wade in 2014. Wade is a very lucky man, as Gabrielle clearly still has her fastball at 44 years young.