There are actors who you cannot easily ignore no matter how boring the movie scenes could be. Someone like actress Gabrielle Union could be the reason why you would want to see the end of that film or TV series, not just because of her natural beauty but also because of that natural talent and the star quality she portrays. The truth is, Gabrielle never imagined herself as an actress in the first place, her initial dream was to become an attorney so she could probably be presenting and summarizing cases to judges and juries. But no, she ended up as an actress, and yes, she is no ordinary actress, she is a super actress at that.
Union is popular on screen, mostly in romantic ones. Deliver Us from Eva, With This Ring, The Brothers, Think Like a Man, Daddy’s Little Girls, Neo Ned, and Think Like a Man Too are good examples of the romantic films she featured in that will leave you speechless. Interestingly, she is not just good in the movies but in writing as well. In addition, Gabrielle is a dedicated businesswoman, the kind who knows where to fix herself to be well appreciated. Find out here, more about the outstanding actress and her family.
Gabrielle Union’s Biography and Age
Daughter to Sylvester and Teresa Union, Gabrielle Monique Union-Wade was born on October 29, 1972, in the great city of Omaha, Nebraska but her family moved to Pleasanton, California where she began her education at Foothill High School. After her graduation, Gabrielle moved on to study at the University of Nebraska where she also joined the varsity’s soccer team but after a short time, she moved to Cuesta College and finally, ended up in UCLA, where she graduated with a degree in Sociology.
Gabrielle Union was a victim of rape. At the age of 19, she was attacked and raped by a robber while she was working part-time selling shoe store. This almost shattered her dream in life but with the help and support from her family, she was able to pull through.
She started acting in the late 90’s with her first audition being for the American sitcom Saved by the Bell. Other films she featured in at the early stage of her career include She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Love & Basketball. One of her biggest roles, however, was in City of Angels, a medical drama series where she starred as Dr. Courtney Ellis. Ever since then, the film star has featured in hundreds of films and TV series thereby leaving an unforgettable mark in the entertainment industry.
As an author, Gabrielle Union wrote her very first book which she titled We’re Going to Need More Wine and it was published in December 2017 by Dey Street Books. The book won the ‘Best Book of the Year by a Black Author”.
Union was raised as a Roman Catholic by her parents who also taught her to be self-dependent. She has two sisters and her father Sylvester E. Union is a military sergeant while her mother Theresa is a social worker and a manager at a phone company. Their parents ended their three-decades-long marriage but still maintain a cordial relationship for the love of their children. Despite her parent’s separation, Union and her siblings never lacked parental love, care, and support from any of them. “They’re pretty awesome. I’m lucky” Union said in an interview.
Gabrielle Union has been married twice. Her first was with an NFL player Chris Howard. She met Howard at a party in 1999, after her severed relationship with her high school sweetheart and basketball player Jason Kidd. Union married Howard on May 5, 2001, but she divorced him in October 2005.
It took Gabrielle union four years to meet Dwyane Wade, another NBA player. They started dating in 2009 but separated briefly due to Wade’s demanding career only to return together in 2013. They got engaged and eventually married in Miami, Florida, on August 30, 2014. During an interview with a popular media house, Union admitted that she had rushed into relationships in the past and they were mostly for the wrong reasons. Gabrielle currently has no child of her own. She confirmed that she has fertility issues. She is, however, a stepmother to three children belonging to her newly-married husband.
What is Her Net Worth?
Gabrielle Union is worth $12m thanks to her career as an actress and her entrepreneurial mindset. Aside from her acting career which earned her a number of awards and accolades like the BET Awards, Behind the Voice Actors Awards, and lots more, Gabrielle has other things she does that fetch her good money. She owns a clothing line, ‘Love & Blessings’, which she launched in 2010. She also owns wine brands known as ‘Vanilla Puddin’ which she released for public consumption in March 2014. In addition to this, the movie star announced that she will be a brand ambassador for a nail polish company and many other businesses.
As an actress, Gabrielle earns about $1.5 million annually and $125,000 monthly. Currently, the actress lives with her family in their $10.645 million mansion in Miami Beach. Gabrielle drives an Aston Martin, worth $56,000 and in 2017, her husband bought her a new car which could worth more.
Union is 5.7″ inches tall and her body weight is 57kg. In addition, her bra size, breast and hip size is 34b, 34, 36 respectively. No doubt, she is a beautiful woman with an infectious smile no one can resist but to smile back at.