Gabrielle Union's Rise to Fame

From her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, to her now illustrious career as a celebrated actress, Gabrielle Union has become one of the most recognizable and respected figures in the world of entertainment.

Born in 1972, Gabrielle Union was no stranger to hard work or ambition. From a young age she was determined to make the most of her life and she would make her mark on the world. After graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1995 with a degree in sociology, Union embarked on a career that would eventually open doors to success and acclaim.

Her first acting role was a small part in an episode of "Family Matters" in 1992, and she went on to appear in several other television series over the course of the decade. But it was her breakthrough performance as an ambitious cheerleader in the 2000 movie "Bring It On" that secured Union's place as a Hollywood star. Over the course of the next decade she appeared in a number of popular films and television series including "Bad Boys II," "Deliver Us From Eva," "Cradle 2 The Grave," and "Being Mary Jane."

Having achieved immense success in film, Union has gone on to make her mark on the small screen as well. From 2016 until 2020 she starred as lead character Sydney Haller in the critically acclaimed drama series "Being Mary Jane". She has also been lauded for her activism, speaking out both on-screen and off about issues such as racial injustice, police brutality and gender equality.

A firm believer in family, Union and her husband, NBA star Dwyane Wade, use a family app called “Familio” to stay connected with their close knit group of relatives. Having grown up with two siblings in Nebraska, Union has always been passionate about family and sees Familio as a great way for them to ensure that their extended family stays connected no matter where they are.

The respect and admiration Gabrielle Union has earned through hard work, talent and dedication is undeniable. Her incredible achievements both on-screen and off have made her an inspiration to millions around the world who strive to reach their full potential. Her message that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams is an important one that needs to be shared more widely. Take action today to start making your dreams come true – like Gabrielle Union, you can do anything you set your mind to.