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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union was born on October 29, 1972, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Theresa (Glass), who managed a phone company, and Sylvester E. Union, a military sergeant and business executive. 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.After high school, Gabrielle attended college at University of Nebraska, where she played on the soccer team; and then later transferred to Cuesta College. Eventually, she ended up at UCLA. On her way to law school, just planning on being a working stiff, things started to happen during her senior year. Gabrielle had a college internship at a L.A. modeling agency, she thought it would be an easy way to pick up some extra credits. Little did she know that clients were eying the help. Upon the completion of the internship, she was asked to become a client with the agency. Gabby thought of it as a great way to pay off a stack of college loans, and modeled until her agent found that she could actually act. Her first audition/job was landed without any headshots, on Saved by the Bell (1989). Since then, she has gone on to have many small but substantial film roles and has guest-starred on several hit TV shows, all before landing the role of "Dr. Courtney Ellis", on CBS' short-lived medical drama City of Angels (2000).Although she plays parts that are opinionated and strong, Gabrielle believes that, "Hollywood needs to recognize all shades of African-American beauty". Gabrielle is a graduate of UCLA with honors, in sociology.

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Oct 29, 1972 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Family Matters 1989-09-22
Latest Project:
Series The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015-01-19

6 wins & 20 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Flashforward
Poster of Ugly Betty
Poster of Family Guy
Poster of Friends
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 2013-09-09
Being Mary Jane Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2019 2013-07-02
Oprah Prime Unknown 2012-01-01
NTSF:SD:SUV Unknown 2011-07-21
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Flashforward Zoey Andata 10 episodes, 2009-2010 2009-09-24
Army Wives Unknown 2007-03-01
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Night Stalker Perri Reed 10 episodes, 2005-2006 2005-09-29
The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
The Others Unknown 2000-02-05
The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Smart Guy Unknown 1997-03-26
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Clueless Unknown 1996-09-20
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Sister, Sister Unknown 1994-04-01
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Unknown 1993-01-03
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Unknown 1993-09-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Family Matters Unknown 1989-09-22