Gabrielle Monique Union Wade is an American actress. Among her notable roles is her performance as the cheerleader opposite Kirsten Dunst in the film Bring It On, (2000). Union is best known for her performances in the romantic comedy films The Brothers (2001), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), Think Like a Man (2012) and Think Like a Man Too (2014). She also had starring roles in Bad Boys II (2003), Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), the critically acclaimed Neo Ned (2005), Cadillac Records (2008), and Top Five (2014).
Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Theresa (Glass), a phone company manager and social worker, and Sylvester E. Union, a business executive and military sergeant. At the age of 8, her family moved to Pleasanton, California, where she grew up and attended high school. In high school, Union was an all-star point guard and a year-round athlete participating in soccer, basketball, and track. She was raised Catholic and “to be an independent woman, standing on my own two feet, and that’s the road I opted to take.”
Spouse(s): Dwyane Wade (30 August 2014 – present), Chris Howard (5 May 2001 – 2006) (divorced)