Birth Date: October 29, 1972 / Age: 40
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Also Credited as: Gabrielle M. Union
Biography: Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a famous African-American actress. She has had many notable roles, including that of a cheerleader in the movie titled Bring it On. She also played a medical doctor in the CBS show, City of Angels.
Union moved at the age of eight to Pleasanton, California. She proved to be a talented athlete in high school, excelling at basketball, soccer and Track & Field at Foothill High School. During high school she dated current NBA star Jason Kidd.
Union wanted to become a lawyer, not an actress, and attended the University of Nebraska before moving on to Cuesta College. She eventually transferred to UCLA; while studying there, she decided to intern at a modeling agency to earn extra academic credits.
Union was asked by the agency to sign on with them as a new model. She needed money to pay off some college loans and debts and she eventually signed to become a model.
With the 1999 release of Bring it On, in which she played a cheerleader alongside Kirsten Dunst, Union gained wide exposure. Her new fame landed her on magazine covers and talk shows and she gained the respect of many movie fans.
Gabrielle Union has participated in a considerable number of television shows and movies. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in sociology and is married to Chris Howard of the Jacksonville Jaguars.