82 Facts About Gabrielle Union

1. Gabrielle Union researched the role by spending time with a young, blind, African–American girl at the Braille Institute.

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2. Gabrielle Union was similarly challenged in that year's Welcome to Collinwood, playing a teenaged blind girl named Michelle.

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3. In 2002, Gabrielle Union had the leading role in another black ensemble comedy, Deliver Us from Eva.

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4. In 2000, Gabrielle Union appeared in her breakthrough film, Bring It On.

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5. In 1996, Gabrielle Union had her first recurring role on television, playing Keesha Hamilton, the eldest daughter of the Reverend Hamilton, an African Methodist Episcopal minister, on the family oriented drama 7th Heaven.

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6. Gabrielle Union continued to work in television in the late 1990s, primarily in guest–starring roles on programs such as Sister, Sister and Moesha.

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7. Gabrielle Union studied sociology at UCLA, and intended to go to law school after completing her degree.

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8. In 1992, when she was 19 years old, Gabrielle Union had a summer job at a Payless shoe store.

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9. Gabrielle Union told Clarissa Cruz in Entertainment Weekly, "[My father] said, 'You are the only black person in the whole class.

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10. Gabrielle Union told Tony Moton of the Omaha World Herald, "From the time we left, it was important to my parents I stay familiar with my family.

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11. Gabrielle Union was born into one of the most famous black families in Omaha, Nebraska, a descendant of Emma Early Bryant–Fisher.

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12. Gabrielle Union had the distinction of being the first African–American actor or actress to appear on NBC's hit situation comedy Friends in 2001, as a woman who dated two of the male characters on the show.

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13. Gabrielle Union accepted the offer and had a very positive professional experience.

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14. Gabrielle Union grabbed it and tried to shoot him but the gun jammed.

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15. Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1973 in Omaha, Nebraska, but was raised in Pleasanton, California.

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16. Gabrielle Union has appeared on the popular television show Friends, portraying an African-American character involved in a romantic relationship-a first for that particular show.

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17. Gabrielle Union encountered another busy year in 2002, appearing in two films.

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18. Gabrielle Union is an actress who never intended to become an actor.

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19. Gabrielle Union stands at a height of 5 feet 7½ inches.

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20. Gabrielle Union featured in the box-office hit comedy Girls Trip as well as the thriller film Breaking In (2018) doubling as co-producer in the latter.

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21. Gabrielle Union is an American-born actress, writer, producer and activist.

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22. Gabrielle Union enjoys the music of Lil' Kim, 50 Cent and Luther Vandross.

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23. Gabrielle Union believes that, "Hollywood needs to recognize all shades of African-American beauty".

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24. Gabrielle Union previously detailed her ongoing struggle to conceive in her autobiography, We're Going to Need More Wine, revealing that she's had multiple miscarriages in an incredibly moving insight into her struggle to conceive.

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25. Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa, who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E Union, a military sergeant and business executive.

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26. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are still gushing over their newborn daughter, whom they introduced to the world just last week.

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27. Gabrielle Union explains the reason behind every name they chose for their daughter.

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28. Gabrielle Union is in baby bliss! On Tuesday, just six days after Union, 46, and her husband Dwyane Wade welcomed their first child together via surrogate, the Breaking In star shared a sweet shot of her snuggling her new baby girl.

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29. Gabrielle Union wants to make sure you pronounce her daughter's name correctly.

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30. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are the proud parents of a baby girl! According to Extra, Gabrielle announced the news on Instagram.

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31. Gabrielle Union took a shower and washed her hair after going days without bathing.

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32. Gabrielle Union is having an amazing 4 th quarter, both personally and professionally.

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33. Gabrielle Union is loving mom life! The 46-year-old actress welcomed a baby girl with her husband, Dwayne Wade, via surrogate earlier this month after years of fertility struggles.

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34. Gabrielle Union shares sweet photo of newborn daughter, and celebs congratulate her.

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35. Gabrielle Union might actually be having the best year ever.

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36. Gabrielle Union shocked her fans when she shared the news that she and husband Dwyane Wade had a baby girl via a secret surrogate.

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37. On Thursday evening, Gabrielle Union shared three precious new photos on her Instagram page.

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38. Gabrielle Union is set to star in the romantic comedy "The Perfect Find", based on a novel by "The Accidental Diva" author Tia Williams.

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39. Gabrielle Union will be producing and starring in an adaptation of author and beauty expert Tia Williams.

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40. Gabrielle Union is all smiles on the red carpet for the American Son opening night performance on Sunday at the Booth Theatre in New York City.

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41. Gabrielle Union is set to produce and star in romantic comedy "The Perfect Find" with Stuart Ford's AGC Studios financing and producing, Variety has learned exclusively.

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42. Gabrielle Union is a mom to a newborn baby girl with her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade.

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43. Gabrielle Union shocked fans with news that she and Dwyane Wade had their miracle baby via surrogate.

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44. Gabrielle Union has been tapped to produce and star in upcoming romantic comedy The Perfect Find, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

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45. Gabrielle Union shared the news on Instagram with intimate photos of their newborn.

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46. Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, announced Thursday that a "miracle baby" had joined their lives.

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47. Gabrielle Union married Wade on August 30, 2014, in Miami, Florida, becoming stepmother to his three children.

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48. Gabrielle Union has said Kidd broke up with her two weeks before junior prom.

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49. In October 2014, it was announced that Gabrielle Union would be designing T-shirts to bring attention to the Women Are Watching campaign.

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50. Gabrielle Union became a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood's breast health initiative and launched the Women Are Watching campaign with other actresses in 2012.

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51. Gabrielle Union participated in the Obama campaign's "Greater Together" initiative as part of his re-election campaign in 2012.

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52. In 2008, Gabrielle Union supported Barack Obama in his presidential campaign, the election interesting her differently from past elections.

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53. Gabrielle Union was present at the Newseum in Washington, DC on August 23, 2013, and unveiled a limited-edition 1963 March on Washington stamp to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the march.

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54. In February 2012, Gabrielle Union was identified as a suspicious person by airport security and was subjected to a "hair patdown".

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55. Gabrielle Union posted on both Instagram and Twitter, calling for anyone with information on the killer of Barnes's aunt to report their information to authorities.

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56. In March 2014, Gabrielle Union released her first wine, "Vanilla Puddin'".

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57. In April 2017, Gabrielle Union announced her first book, a memoir, entitled We're Going to Need More Wine.

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58. In September 2017 Gabrielle Union announced a collaborative partnership with Invicta watches that included a line of watches she designed.

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59. Gabrielle Union had a prominent role as Rachel Meyers in Almost Christmas, released in November 2016.

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60. In November 2015, Gabrielle Union began voicing Nala in the Disney movie and series The Lion Guard.

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61. Gabrielle Union viewed her character as being similar to members of the Kardashian family or the Braxton sisters.

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62. Gabrielle Union was announced in July 2014 as a producer in the Lifetime film With This Ring.

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63. Gabrielle Union reprised her role as Kristen in Think Like a Man Too in 2014, which received mostly negative reviews.

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64. Gabrielle Union said that after she read the script she became interested in working with Tyler Perry again.

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65. In January 2012, Gabrielle Union was announced to be a participant in Bounce TV's documentary Our History.

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66. Gabrielle Union was reported in May 2011 to have landed roles in Think Like a Man, a romantic comedy based on Steve Harvey's book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, and an indie film, Family Tree.

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67. Gabrielle Union was reported to be joining the cast in June 2010.

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68. Gabrielle Union joined the cast of the US television series Life on NBC and appeared in four episodes prior to its cancellation in May 2009.

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69. Gabrielle Union appeared in the 2008 film Meet Dave, playing the love interest of Eddie Murphy's character.

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70. Gabrielle Union worked with Beyonce, who she had known since she was a teenager.

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71. Gabrielle Union was reported to have signed to the film in March 2008.

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72. In an interview with Art Nouveau Magazine, Gabrielle Union complained about the lack of roles for black actresses and actors in Hollywood: "There used to be [roles] specifically written black, if you knew Denzel was doing a movie you knew his wife, girl or love interest was going to be black [but] that's not necessarily the case anymore.

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73. Gabrielle Union made an appearance in the 2007 Christmas film The Perfect Holiday, which opened on December 12.

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74. Gabrielle Union was seen as performing her character well along with Idris Elba and having a "great sense of comedic timing".

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75. Gabrielle Union starred in the 2007 film Daddy's Little Girls by Tyler Perry.

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76. Gabrielle Union starred with Jamie Foxx in the film Breakin' All the Rules in 2004.

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77. In 2003, Gabrielle Union landed the role of Will Smith's character's girlfriend, Syd, in the film Bad Boys II, a box-office success grossing more than $273 million worldwide.

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78. Gabrielle Union was featured in The Brothers and was seen as having a "beguiling sincerity, even when she's fudging the truth.

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79. Gabrielle Union has said that of all her films, Bring It On gave her the "biggest boost".

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80. Gabrielle Union has stated that she would not have survived the attack had it not been for lessons she learned by watching Oprah Winfrey's talk show.

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81. Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Theresa, a phone company manager and social worker, and Sylvester E Union, a military sergeant.

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82. Gabrielle Union is the author of a memoir, We're Going to Need More Wine, and an activist who works on issues around women's health and violence against women.

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