Gabrielle Union

Actor

Born: 29 October 1972
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Best known as:

The tough cheerleader Isis in the movie Bring It On

Stately, smart and stylish, Gabrielle Union may be best known for her turn as cheer captain Isis in the dueling-cheerleaders flick Bring It On. Garbrielle Union began modelling shortly before her graduation from UCLA, and after graduation the modelling jobs turned into acting jobs. She made guest appearances on more than a dozen TV shows, including Friends, Deep Space Nine, and 7th Heaven. Her feature film debut was in the high school romantic comedy She's All That (1999, with Rachael Leigh Cook. Then came Bring It On, another high school story, this one with Gabrielle Union as the tough-minded urban rival of Kirsten Dunst's suburban cheer queen. Union stepped up to a starring role in the romantic comedy Deliver Us From Eva (2003), appeared with Jet Li and rapper DMX in the 2003 gangster drama Cradle 2 the Grave, and co-starred with Jamie Foxx in Breakin' All the Rules (2004). In 2005 she played long-suffering wife Alice Kramden in the feature film remake of the old Jackie Gleason sitcom The Honeymooners (with Cedric the Entertainer in the Gleason role). Her other film roles include the romantic comedy Think Like a Man (2012) and the Tyler Perry drama Good Deeds (2012). Her other television credits include Nightstalker (2005-06), Ugly Betty (2008) and the series Flash Forward (2009-10).

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Gabrielle Union married NFL running back Chris Howard in 2001 and they divorced in 2006... She has been romantically linked to NBA star Dwyane Wade... Gabrielle Union is 5'7" tall, according to a 2001 article in USA Today.

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