Gabrielle Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American Actress, Activist, and Author from Omaha, Nebraska. She is famous for her roles in the acclaimed medical drama series “City of Angels” and the 2002 film “Bring It On“.
Furthermore, the 46-year-old actress began her career as a model and later did minor roles in the American TV series. Her real birth full name is Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade.
She appeared in series like “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, “Sons and Daughters”, “Sister, Sister”, “Smart Guy”, and “7th Heaven”. Later, the actress played a lead role in the 2003 film “Deliver Us from Eva”. Gabrielle also acted as Julia Rossmore in a movie “Daddy’s Little Girls“.
The actress also acted in movie Bad Boys 2 which was a big hit. In addition, she appeared alongside Jeremy Renner in “Neo Ned” in 2005. Union also received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress nomination for TV show FlashForward.
Recently, she and her husbandDwyane Wade (NBA star) have welcomed their first child. The couple now has a baby girl via surrogate. In fact, they also shared their joy on Instagram by sharing pictures.
Profile, Parents & Early Life
The actress was born on 29th October 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Hence, Gabrielle Union’s age is 46 years old, as of 2018. The star was born to father “Sylvester E. Union” and mother “Theresa Glass”. Her father was a business executive and former military sergeant. Union’s mother was a manager at a phone company.
Furthermore, the actress has two sisters (one younger and one elder). Her parents divorced after thirty years of marriage. She attended Foothill High School. Later, Gabrielle went to the University of Nebraska. She was also a member of the varsity soccer team.
Moreover, the star then shifted to Cuesta College before finally ending up in UCLA. Union earned a degree in sociology. During her college, the actress interned at the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency.
Personal Affairs, Spouse & Boyfriend
When she was in her high school, Gabrielle was in a relationship with her boyfriend “Jason Kidd” (NBA Player). However, Jason broke up with her just two weeks before Gabrielle junior prom.
Furthermore, she began dating NFL Chris Howard. They met each other at a party in 1999. They were married on 5 May 2001. The couple later got divorced in October 2006. In 2009, Union started an affair with her partner Dwyane Wade (NBA player).
They split up for a while in early 2013 because of Wade’s demanding career. Somehow, they eventually got engaged in December 2013. They tied the knot on 30 August 2014 in Miami, Florida.
Dwyane also has three children from his previous marriage with Siohvaughn Funches. Gabrielle suffered a lot due to miscarriage. Therefore, she chose a surrogate mother. The couple also welcomed their daughter in her life.