Gabrielle Union is an American actress. Her career began in the 1990s, when she made dozens of appearances on television sitcoms, prior to landing supporting roles in 1999 teen films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Gabrielle’s film credits include Good Deeds, critically acclaimed Cadillac Records, The Perfect Holiday, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Running With Scissors, Bad Boys II, Universal’s cult hit Bring It On, Love & Basketball, Ten Things I Hate About You, and She’s All That, just to name a few.
On the small screen, Gabrielle made her debut in UPN’s hit comedy Moesha, and then went on to guest-star on such hit shows as ER, Dave’s World and The Steve Harvey Show. Shortly thereafter, Gabrielle had a recurring role on two WB hit shows, Sister, Sister and 7th Heaven. Gabrielle stirred things up when she guest starred as a love interest to both ‘Joey’ (Matt LeBlanc) and ‘Ross’ (David Schwimmer) on Friends. With this role, Gabrielle marked the first African-American love interest on the series.
Gabrielle’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as her support for the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA. In her free time, Gabrielle often travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story of losing a friend to Breast Cancer and inspires others as well as visits the RTC to talk to young women. She also helped found a program called “A Step for Success” in 2004, which helps to raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles. The program holds fundraisers to help pay for books, classroom supplies and many other daily needs that teachers have fallen burden to paying for themselves.
Gabrielle released her memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, which features a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood and what it means to be a modern woman.