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Gabrielle Union        

Actress & Women's Rights Activist

One of todays hottest stars, Gabrielle Union recently appeared in Sony BMGs Cadillac Records opposite Mos Def, Adrien Brody, Beyonce Knowles and Jeffrey Wright. The film is about rock n roll, sex, violence, and the civil rights movement in 1950s Chicago.

She also appeared with Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard and Morris Chestnut in The Perfect Holiday. The family-friendly holiday film starred Union as a harried single mom who gets her wish for a compliment granted by Santa, played by Morris Chestnut.

Past films include writer/director Tyler Perrys Daddys Little Girls opposite Idris Elba, director Ryan Murphys Running With Scissors starring Annette Benning, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, and Alec Baldwin, the blockbuster Bad Boys II opposite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, Breakin All the Rules co-starring Jamie Foxx, Deliver Us From Eva alongside LL Cool J, The Brothers, Universals cult hit Bring It On, Welcome to Collinwood with George Clooney and Sam Rockwell, Abandon opposite Benjamin Bratt and Katie Holmes, Two Can Play That Game, Love & Basketball, Cradle to the Grave, Ten Things I Hate About You, Neo Ned, The Honeymooners, and Shes All That.

On television, Union recently joined the cast of Ugly Betty for three episodes. She played the crazy younger sister to Vanessa Williams character. In addition, she starred in ABCs critically acclaimed series Night Stalker with Stuart Townsend and was also seen in HBOs award-winning Something the Lord Made, which starred Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick, and Mos Def.

Union made her television debut in UPNs hit comedy Moesha, and then went on to guest star in hit shows such as ER, Daves World, and The Steve Harvey Show. Shortly thereafter, Union 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, Union marked the first African American love interest on the series. In addition, she joined the cast of Steven Bochcos CBS drama City of Angels for one season.

Unions passion for acting is rivaled by her support for the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA and the Young Survivor Coalition. In her free time, Union often visits the RTC to talk to the young women at the center, and travels on behalf of both organizations to share her story and inspire others.

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Gabrielle Union in Talks to Join Key and Peele’s New Line Comedy ‘Keanu’

Fresh off a well-received turn opposite Chris Rock in “Top Five,” Gabrielle Union is in negotiations to join Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in New Line’s comedy “Keanu,” TheWrap has learned.

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