Gabrielle Union Biography

Published On May 09, 2016
Facts of Gabrielle Union
Date of Birth: 1972 , October-29
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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During her mid teens, Union began her romantic love affairs with an American basketball coach Jason Kidd. This love life lasted for several months and came to an end before her junior prom. In 1999, while she was attending a party, she met her future husband Chris Howard. Chris Howard is a former professional American football running back player. After years of dating, they got married on 5th of May 2001. Though they were happily married, this happy married life turned the direction at the end of 2005 as they news about their separation became public and they finally got divorced in 2006.

In 2009, Union was spotted with Dwyane Wade. Dwyane Wade is also a professional basketball player from United States. They continued this love life for several years and they broke up in 2013. This split up didn't continue for a long time as they at the end of 2013 and they finally got married in December 2013. They got married on 30th of August 2014. Their wedding ceremony was held in Miami, Florida. She is now aged 43 years old and she has black ethnicity.

With the completion of her high school graduation, Union joined University of Nebraska. There she was also active in the club soccer team. Later on she joined Cuesta College and then UCLA. She became interested in modeling and acting while she was in UCLA. There she became associated with Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency. She finally appeared in the TV series Family Matters in 1993 where she played the role of mall girl. Two years later, she appeared in the TV series Saved by the Bell: The New Class. In this TV series, she starred the role of Hilary and Jennifer. In 1999, she appeared in the movies like She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You and H-E Double Hockey Sticks. Her net worth is $12 million. 

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Born in Omaha, Nebraska

October 29 , 1972

Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women of 2002, Gabrielle Union was born as Gabrielle Monique Union in the early 1970s in Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America to Sylvester Union and Theresa Union. Her father is a business executive and military sergeant. She is an American.

Was raped

1992

During her mid teens, Union began her romantic love affairs with an American basketball coach Jason Kidd. This love life lasted for several months and came to an end before her junior prom. In 1992, she had a bad incident in her life. She was attacked and raped when she was just 19. 

Began her acting career

1993

She became interested in modeling and acting while she was in UCLA. There she became associated with Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency. She finally appeared in the TV series Family Matters in 1993 where she played the role of mall girl.

First feature film, She's All That

1999

She made her feature film debut in 1999 by starring the role of Katarina "Katie" Darlingson in the movie She's All That. That year she also appeared in the movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and H-E Double Hockey Sticks. 

Appeared in the movie, Deliver Us from Eva

2003

She got her rise in fame after she starred the role of Isis in the movie Bring It On. Her break through role as an actress came in 2003 after she portrayed the role of Evangeline "Eva" Dandrige in an American romantic comedy film Deliver Us from Eva. 

Began dating Chris Howard

1999

In 1999, while she was attending a party, she met her future husband Chris Howard. Chris Howard is a former professional American football running back player. As a player he played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Divorced with Chris Howard

2006

After years of dating, Union and Chris got married on 5th of May 2001. Though they were happily married, this happy married life turned the direction at the end of 2005 as they news about their separation became public and they finally got divorced in 2006.

Married to Dwyane Wade

August 30 , 2014

In 2009, Union was spotted with Dwyane Wade. Dwyane Wade is also a professional basketball player from United States. They continued this love life for several years and they broke up in 2013. This split up didn't continue for a long time as they at the end of 2013 and they finally got engaged in December 2013. They got married on 30th of August 2014.

Won Black Reel Awards

2001

For her role in the movie Bring It On, she got her first nomination in Black Reel Awards in 2001. She was also honored with this award that year for Theatrical - Best Supporting Actress. She has also been nominated in this award for Best Supporting Actress, Network/Cable Television. 

Won BET Comedy Awards

2004

In 2004, she got nominated in BET Comedy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Box Office Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Box Office Movie. She won this award from her later nomination. 

Won Image Awards

2014

Till date she has been nominated in Image Awards several times in her life but she has been honored with this award only once. She won this award for the first time in 2014 for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. 

Honored by Stuff magazine

2003

She has also been honored by Stuff magazine once in her life and that was in 2003. They honored her by listing her in their lists of 103 Sexiest Women of the year. She has also been honored by Maxim magazine several times in her life.