At a Glance

Gabrielle Union : Biography at a Glance

  • Gabrielle Union rose to prominence as the star of BET’s hit series, Being Mary Jane.
  • Gabrielle authored the New York Times Best-selling memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, which features personal, thought provoking stories and reflections on a range of topics that continue to define the contemporary landscape: race, gender, feminism, sexuality, marriage, beauty and fame.
  • Gabrielle’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an activist who works on issues around women's health, violence against women, racism, and gender inequality. She is an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and an active supporter of the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA.
  • She has starred in films such as Think Like a Man, Top Five, Good Deeds, Bad Boys II, Bring It On, Ten Things I Hate About You, and critically acclaimed Cadillac Records, among others. She made her television debut in the hit comedy Moesha, and went on to guest-star on shows like Sister Sister, ER, Friends, and The Steve Harvey Show. 
Biography

One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union, continues to shine.

Gabrielle starred in BET’s Being Mary Jane. She plays ‘Mary Jane Paul,’ a successful talk show host searching for “Mr. Right,” while balancing her professional and private life. Gabrielle was also recently seen on the big screen in Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man Too and Top Five.

Gabrielle’s film credits include Good Deeds, critically acclaimed Cadillac Records, The Perfect Holiday, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Running With Scissors, Bad Boys II, Universal’s cult hit Bring It On, Love & Basketball, Ten Things I Hate About You, and She’s All That, just to name a few.

On the small screen, Gabrielle made her debut in UPN’s hit comedy Moesha, and then went on to guest-star on such hit shows as ER, Dave’s World and The Steve Harvey Show. Shortly thereafter, Gabrielle had a recurring role on two WB hit shows, Sister, Sister and 7th Heaven. Gabrielle stirred things up when she guest starred as a love interest to both ‘Joey’ (Matt LeBlanc) and ‘Ross’ (David Schwimmer) on Friends. With this role, Gabrielle marked the first African-American love interest on the series.

Gabrielle’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as her support for the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA. In her free time, Gabrielle often travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story of losing a friend to Breast Cancer and inspires others as well as visits the RTC to talk to young women. She also helped found a program called “A Step for Success” in 2004, which helps to raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles. The program holds fundraisers to help pay for books, classroom supplies and many other daily needs that teachers have fallen burden to paying for themselves.

Gabrielle and her husband, Miami Heat Player Dwyane Wade, star on HGTV's new series the Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade Project. The series follows along as they renovate, revitalize and resell a home in a suburban Florida neighborhood.

Gabrielle released her memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, which features a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

Gabrielle currently serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, featured in its national television and print campaigns. She has been acting as spokesperson since 2004.

Native of Nebraska, Gabrielle currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Miami.

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Gabrielle was PHENOMENAL!

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