If you took Halle Berry back 15 years, you'd be looking directly at Gabrielle Union. A deadlock for the eventual replacement of our dear Halle, Gabrielle's youthful streak of fame is only prepped to continue with the impressive resume she's been building over the past five years. Her soft, black skin and killer smile are only a few of the amazing features you'll fall for when you see Gabrielle on the big screen. After graduating with a Sociology degree from UCLA, Gabrielle interned at a modeling agency and was often mistaken for a model. Impressed by the flattering comments, Gabrielle was perked with the idea of future in the business and dropped out of law school, signing on as a model for the agency. Gabrielle began her first big shoot in only three days, featured in the popular Teen Magazine.
When Gabrielle finally decided on pursuing an acting career, she made her rounds in TV Land as a guest actress on shows like "Saved By the Bell," "Moesha," "7th Heaven" and a recurring lead role on the ephemeral hospital series "City of Angels." After Gabrielle appeared in her share of the mass-produced teen comedy crop of the late 90's, she broke into the mainstream with urban films like "Love & Basketball," "The Brothers," and a critically acclaimed role in "Deliver Us From Eva." In 2001, Gabrielle's role on NBC's "Friends" marked the first African-American love interest for any of the show's characters. Gabrielle's star status continues to grow with every year, continually finding ways of breaking new ground for African-American actresses.
The actress looked as beautiful as ever when she joined Swedish House Mafia for a surprise performance at the event.
Gabrielle on the Web
Gabrielle Union at Maxim
Gabrielle Union spends her nights among the strange and fantastic on ABC's 'Night Stalker,' but during the day, she's posing for some amazing pictures at Maxim.
The number one fan site with updated news on the black beauty.
A database of Gabrielle's short, but star-studded film history.
TV Guide: Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
Slice of the Day
This gallery of pictures exposes Gabrielle in both her day-to-day garb and nightlife gear.
A biography on Gabrielle's childhood and career.
July 2003 interview on her stunts in "Bad Boys 2," her affection for Krispy Kremes and representing on "Friends."
Conversation with Gabrielle
Another earlier interview with Gabrielle on her teen comedy work.
Gabrielle on the Screen
Gabrielle's brief roles in the teen comedies "She's All That" and "10 Things I Hate About You" started a small career that abruptly exploded with the huge success of the cheerleader comedy "Bring it On." She has since received more responsibility in her roles, appearing in a slew of top-notch films like "Love & Basketball," "Welcome to Collinwood," "Cradle 2 the Grave" and "Bad Boys 2." While Gabrielle is one of the fastest rising black actresses in film history, she's definitely no one-hit wonder. Don't let her humility fool you, she's intent on staying around for quite awhile.
Gabrielle can currently be seen in the new film, "Think Like a Man," based on the book by Steve Harvey, and will appear in two more projects by the end of the year: the comedy "Miss Dial" and the BET drama "Being Mary Jane."
On the ins and outs of Hollywood:
"What's discouraging is that just being talented isn't enough to make it. There is so much BS out there that you have to factor in to have a career."
On Michael Bay's "Bad Boys 2":
"He also made me wear a padded bra. You know, nothing says DEA agent more than double D's."