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Gabrielle Union Biography

Birth Name:
Gabrielle Monique Union
Birth Place:
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Was born in Omaha, but grew up outside San Francisco
  • Played basketball, soccer and softball in high school and college
  • Was discovered while interning at a modeling agency in Los Angeles; she had planned on attending law school
  • Was 27 when she played a high-school sophomore in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Was cast in Deliver Us From Eva after Halle Berry dropped out
  • Was sexually assaulted when she was 19 and as a result has become an advocate for assault victims


  • Chris Howard -- Ex-husband
  • Sylvester Union -- Father
  • Teresa Union -- Mother
  • Tracy -- Sister
  • Xavier Zechariah Wade -- Stepson
  • Zaire Wade -- Stepson
  • Zion Malachi Airamis Wade -- Stepson