Gabrielle Union is an American actress and author popular for her role in the film Bring It On. She is one of the most influential 100 people in the world in 2020 by the Times magazine.
Gabrielle Union’s Age & Personal Life
Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She is 50 years old. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
She is married to Dwayne Wade, her husband of eight years, and has one child.
Union was attacked and raped at 19 years old and she survived the trauma and serves as a globally influential person.
Gabrielle Union’s Professional Career
Union started her career as an actress by starring in minor roles in movies. She was in an episode of the Star Trek series in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – “Sons and Daughters” in 1997. She had a breakthrough role in the movie Bring It On.
The popularity she gained from the film resulted in her getting cast in a TV drama series by CBS, the City of Angels. She is also well known for her roles in 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That.
In 2022 she was cast in the third season of Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told, in a lead role.
Gabrielle Union – Other Ventures
Gabrielle Union As An Author
Union became the author by We’re Going To Need More Wine, a memoir in 2017. In 2020 he published her children’s book titled Welcome To The Party. In 2021 she in a collaboration with her husband wrote another children’s book titled Shady Baby. She published her second memoir named You Got Anything Stronger? : Stories later in 2021.
Gabrielle Union As An Activist
Union is an advocate for the survivors of assault. She also creates awareness of the importance of therapy. Union has been outspoken in the Trayvon Martin case and in the Matt Barnes case and also in abortion-related misconceptions.
Union considers that she learned major life lessons on trauma survival from watching the talk show of Oprah Winfrey whereas Oprah considers being inspired by the Fierce and Fearless Award acceptance speech by Union.
Union participated in the Global Race For The Cure in Washington, D.C., in 2012. She is an advocate of breast health and cancer in the initiative launched by Planned Parenthood. She is an ambassador in the Circle of Promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Union served in collaboration with the Justice, LA on creating a public service announcement about the health of people in Los Angeles County jails. It was during the COVID-19 pandemic and was publicized with #SuingToSaveLives.
Gabrielle Union In Politics
Union supported Barack Obama in his 2008 presidential election campaign. President Obama directly appointed her to work on the National Advisory Committee for Violence Against Women. She supported Obama again in the presidential election campaign of 2012.
Gabrielle Union Commercial Ventures
In 2004, Gabrielle Union was appointed as the spokeswoman of Neutrogena. She launched a plus-size clothing line for women in 2010, named Love & Blessings.
Union released her primary wine, Vanilla Puddin’ in March 2014. Later that year she appeared as the first-ever creative advisor and celebrity ambassador of SensatioNail, a nail polish company.
In 2020 Union joined Bitsy’s as a co-founder. The notion behind this was manufacturing school-safe snacks that are allergen-friendly and accessible as well as affordable for families regardless of the geographic and socio-economic conditions that they are in. Earlier in 2020, she relaunched Flawless, a haircare brand by herself for women having textured hair.
Gabrielle Union – Controversies
Gabrielle Union is taking a deep dive back into the African trip that she went on with her family. She shares the memories of taking part in a religious bath in the Last Bath river with her husband. She also revealed she and Wade received Ghanian names; she as Sarfoa and Wade as Kwesi.
On the occasion of her the celebrations of her 50th birthday, she traveled to Namibia, Zanzibar, and South Africa, accompanied by her family.
Gabrielle Union has been in the headlines with the surfacing of the news that her husband Dwayne Wade is cheating on her. In, You Got Anything Stronger? : Stories, her second memoir disclosed her husband cheating on her with another woman and being the father of a child.
According to the books she says that before their marriage, he had had a child with another woman in 2013. She further wrote that she and her now husband were not in a good place in their relationship at the time the other baby was conceived. She remembers attaining a better place after getting to know about the conceiving from him itself.
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union were married later in 2014. Wade is a former American basketball player for the NBA. She and Wade have one child together in their union. Before her current marriage, she was married to Chris Howard, a former American professional football player. They got divorced in 2006.
Gabrielle Union and her husband Dwayne Wade were photographed at the Miami Beach party during the Art Basel weekend. She was photographed in a sweater dress with hues of burgundy, green, cream, and blue. She was showing off her finely toned legs and along with her husband appeared as a fashion statement.
She wore her hair in a high ponytail and was wearing minimal makeup with muted lips. Dwayne Wade wore a low-cut white T-shirt with a black suit. He accessorized himself with a beaded chain around the neck and a pair of white sneakers.
The couple is concerned about their lawsuit to help their transgender daughter Zaya change the name and gender identity on her birth certificate. Zaya is 15 years old and is the daughter of Wade’s former wife.
Gabrielle Union with her 2022 movie The Inspection is preparing to wage war for her family and her career. She portrays the character of Inez French, who is a single mother who kicks out her 16-year-old son Ellis French because of his sexual orientation. Union reportedly had a tough time tackling the emotional aspects of the role, but she also recalls it as a promising role.