Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress and former model. Among her notable roles is as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring it On. Union starred opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the blockbuster film Bad Boys II and played a medical doctor in the CBS drama Series City of Angels. She starred with LL Cool J and Meagan Good in Deliver Us from Eva in 2003. Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Theresa and Sylvester Union. At the age of eight, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended Foothill High School. In high school, Union was an all-star point guard in basketball and a year-round athlete, also playing in soccer and running track. She went on to the University of Nebraska before moving on to Cuesta College. She eventually transferred to UCLA and earned a degree in sociology. While studying there, she interned at the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency to earn extra academic credits. Invited by the agency's owner, Judith Fontaine, Union started working as a model to pay off college loans. Her acting career started with minor roles. Most were in teen movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You and Love and Basketball. In 1997, Union appeared in a sixth-season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as the Klingon N'Garen. She also appeared in Sister, Sister as Vanessa, in Smart Guy as Denise, and in five episodes of 7th Heaven as Keesha Hamilton. In 2000, Union ...

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gil Junger
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Julia Stiles  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt  •  Larisa Oleynik

Abandon (2002)

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Zooey Deschanel

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gaghan
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Zooey Deschanel

Bad Boys II (2003)

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Jordi Mollà

Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Jordi Mollà

Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Taplitz
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Jennifer Esposito  •  Gabrielle Union

Bring It On (2000)

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The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Eliza Dushku  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Gabrielle Union

The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that's sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros' ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peyton Reed
CAST:  Kirsten Dunst  •  Eliza Dushku  •  Jesse Bradford  •  Gabrielle Union

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As he frantically searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  DMX  •  Kelly Hu  •  Anthony Anderson

Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As he frantically searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  DMX  •  Kelly Hu  •  Anthony Anderson

Love & Basketball (2000)

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Monica Wright and Quincy McCall grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Monica Wright and Quincy McCall grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Say Uncle (2005)

A young gay artist, desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom as a potential threat to the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Paige
CAST:  Peter Paige  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Anthony Clark  •  Melanie Lynskey

A young gay artist, desperate to replace the relationship he had with his recently relocated godson, is targeted by a neighborhood mom as a potential threat to the community.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Paige
CAST:  Peter Paige  •  Kathy Najimy  •  Anthony Clark  •  Melanie Lynskey

She's All That (1999)

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

High school hotshot Zach Siler is the envy of his peers. But his popularity declines sharply when his cheerleader girlfriend, Taylor, leaves him for sleazy reality-television star Brock Hudson. Desperate to revive his fading reputation, Siler agrees to a seemingly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Iscove
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Rachael Leigh Cook  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Paul Walker

The Brothers (2001)

This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to come to terms with their own issues of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  D.L. Hughley  •  Bill Bellamy  •  Shemar Moore

This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to come to terms with their own issues of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  D.L. Hughley  •  Bill Bellamy  •  Shemar Moore

Two Can Play That Game (2001)

Corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith thinks she's got the goods to keep her slickster boyfriend from straying—until he discovers a greener pasture, Shanté's archrival. Scorned, she plans to get her man back by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Brown
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Gabrielle Union

Corporate overachiever and all-around fly chick Shanté Smith thinks she's got the goods to keep her slickster boyfriend from straying—until he discovers a greener pasture, Shanté's archrival. Scorned, she plans to get her man back by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Brown
CAST:  Vivica A. Fox  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Anthony Anderson  •  Gabrielle Union

Welcome to Collinwood (2002)

Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Michael Jeter

Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Russo  •  Anthony Russo
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Sam Rockwell  •  Michael Jeter

Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Kym Whitley  •  Meagan Good

Eva Dandridge is a very uptight young woman who constantly meddles in the affairs of her sisters and their husbands. Her in-laws, who are tired of Eva interfering in their lives, decide to set her up with someone so she can leave them alone. They end up paying Ray, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Hardwick
CAST:  LL Cool J  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Kym Whitley  •  Meagan Good

The Honeymooners (2005)

Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schultz
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Mike Epps  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Regina Hall

Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Schultz
CAST:  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Mike Epps  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Regina Hall

Running with Scissors (2006)

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Murphy
CAST:  Annette Bening  •  Brian Cox  •  Joseph Cross  •  Joseph Fiennes

Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Murphy
CAST:  Annette Bening  •  Brian Cox  •  Joseph Cross  •  Joseph Fiennes

Miss Dial (2013)

A consumer affair rep who works from her apartment decides to play hooky one day, and spends her time calling random people, looking for new connections  (more)

DIRECTION:  David H. Steinberg
CAST:  Robinne Lee  •  Sam Jaeger  •  Sara Rue  •  Amanda Crew

A consumer affair rep who works from her apartment decides to play hooky one day, and spends her time calling random people, looking for new connections  (more)

DIRECTION:  David H. Steinberg
CAST:  Robinne Lee  •  Sam Jaeger  •  Sara Rue  •  Amanda Crew

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2012)

PBS series documentary based on a book of the same name that argues the oppression of women worldwide is the "paramount moral challenge" of our time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maro Chermayeff
CAST:  Eva Mendes  •  Nicholas Kristof  •  Dipti Mehta  •  Meg Ryan

PBS series documentary based on a book of the same name that argues the oppression of women worldwide is the "paramount moral challenge" of our time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maro Chermayeff
CAST:  Eva Mendes  •  Nicholas Kristof  •  Dipti Mehta  •  Meg Ryan

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

In Our Nature (2012)

A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their collisions mount, the weekend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Savelson
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Zach Gilford  •  Gabrielle Union  •  John Slattery

A portrait of two couples at a crossroads. What was supposed to be a romantic getaway for two young lovers, turns into an uncomfortable confrontation when the young man's estranged father shows up ... with his own girlfriend. As their collisions mount, the weekend ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Savelson
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Zach Gilford  •  Gabrielle Union  •  John Slattery

Think Like a Man (2012)

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart
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