Gabrielle Union

America has a rich tradition of producing some of the best actors and actresses in the big screen and also in drama and the small screen. Gabrielle Union is one such name who has achieved quite a bit in her career. She was born on October 29, 1972 and she started her career in right earnest during the 1990s. She grew up the ladder step by step and took part in television sitcoms. Her natural flair for acting caught the attention of many and eventually she helped herself to some supporting roles in various teen comedy films. A few names which comes to the mind are 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s All That.

She had an awful experience when she was nineteen years old. She was sexually assaulted at her part time job at Payless Store. It certainly was a big shock and setback for her. She believes that she might not have pulled through this traumatic experience but for the lessons she learned from the famous Oprah Winfrey’s talk shows. She also went through some physiological and mind therapies which she believes also helped her lot overcome those turbulent years of her teenage life.

She got married to Chris Howard in 2001 but the marriage did not last long and she divorced him in 2006. She again got married to Dwayne Wade in the year 2014 and the wedded relationship still continues to date. Wade is a professional basketball player and plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Union is best known for her romantic comedy films and has a string of top class performances starting from 1999 to date. Her first film was released in the year 1999 and it was She’s All That where she donned the role of Katarina Darlingston. Since 1999 she has acted in a whopping 37 movies and many of them are memorable hits winning the best of critical acclaims and reviews. A few names which stand out include 10 Things I Hate About You, Deliver Us From Eva and The Honeymooners. It would be pertinent to mention here that her sterling performances in many movies resulted in her being nominated in the categories of best actress, Outstanding support actress and much more.

Net Worth

Her net worth as of date is around $16 million and it only is set to go up as she continues to be much in demand as an actor both in the big and small screen.


She also has had a strong presence in the small screen and she made her debut in TV way back in 1993 when she was just 21 years old. Her first performance was from the show Family Matters. Since then she has acted in nineteen TV shows and the latest one is the famous Lion Guard where she has acted in nine episodes.


It would be noteworthy to mention that Gabrielle Union won the Rising Star Award in 2003 at the American Black Film Festival. She also won the BET comedy awards for her memorable performance in Deliver Us from Eva. This happened in the year 2004. There are a few more awards which she has won apart from being nominated for a number of awards across the entire film spectrum.

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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