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Gabrielle Union

Actress

One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union, continues to shine. <br /> <br /> Gabrielle recently wrapped production for Film Science’s independent film, FAMILY TREE, starring opposite John Slattery, Zach Gilford and Jena Malone. Directed by Brian Savelson, the film is slated for release in 2012. Additionally, Gabrielle recently completed a pilot “Little In Common” about three families united through their kids’ little league sports. <br /> <br /> Gabrielle’s film credits include the critically acclaimed Cadillac Records, Think Like A Man, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, The Perfect Holiday, Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Ryan Murphy's Running With Scissors, the blockbuster hit Bad Boys II, Breakin’ All the Rules, Deliver Us From Eva, Universal’s cult hit Bring It On, Welcome to Collinwood, Abandoned, Two Can Play That Game, Love & Basketball, Cradle to the Grave, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Brothers, Neo Ned, The Honeymooners, Meet Dave and She’s All That.<br /> <br /> 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. She also joined the cast of Steven Bochco’s “City of Angels” for one season. Gabrielle was seen on ABC’s “Flash Forward,” NBC’s “Life” and ABC’s “Ugly Betty.” In addition, she starred on ABC’s critically acclaimed series “Night Stalker” opposite Stuart Townsend and was also seen on HBO’s award-winning “Something the Lord Made,” which starred Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def. <br /> <br /> 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 inspire 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. <br /> <br /> Gabrielle currently serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, featured in its national television and print campaigns. She has been acting as spokesperson since 2004. <br /> <br /> Native of Nebraska, Gabrielle currently lives in Los Angeles.

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