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Gabrielle Union (born 29th October 1972) Gabrielle Union is film and TV actress from the US.
Net Worth: Gabrielle Union has a net worth of $16 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2012)
Acting Career: Gabrielle Union appeared in 'Love & Basketball' and 'Bring it On' in 2000, the latter of which also starred Kirsten Dunst. She then featured in eleven episodes of 'City of Angels' before joining the cast of romcom 'The Brothers' the following year. She appeared alongside LL Cool J in 2003's 'Deliver Us from Eva' before her breakthrough role opposite Will Smith in action blockbuster 'Bad Boys II'. In 2004, she starred in 'Something the Lord Made', and the poorly received 'Breakin' All the Rules' with Jamie Foxx. The following year, she played a mentally disturbed woman believed to be possessed by Adolf Hitler in 'Neo Ned' alongside Jeremy Renner. In 2005, she starred in 'The Honeymooners' opposite Cedric The Entertainer, and began her stint on the TV series 'Night Stalker'. The next year she featured in Busta Rhymes music video 'I Love My Chick', before landing a starring role in Tyler Perry's 'Daddy's Little Girls' and 'The Perfect Holiday' in 2007. She made a brief appearance in the comedy drama TV series 'Ugly Betty' in 2008 and played Muddy Waters' wife Geneva Wade in 'Cadillac Records' with Jeffrey Wright that same year. She was in four episodes of NBC's 'Life' and was nominated for an award for her role in ABC series 'FlashForward'. She worked with Tyler Perry once again on romcom 'Good Deeds' in 2012, before appearing in Steve Harvey's 'Think Like A Man', later reprising her role in the 2014 follow-up Think Like a Man Too. 2013 saw her in BET show 'Being Mary Jane', while 2014 saw her dabble in production as the producer of 'With This Ring'.
Personal life: Gabrielle Union was raised a Catholic in Omaha, Nebraska by her parents, social worker Theresa and army sergeant Sylvester Union. They were divorced after more than thirty years together. As a child, she was also interested in football, and played soccer the University of Nebraska before transferring to Cuesta College and later UCLA, where she studied sociology. She modelled for Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency during college where she had previously interned. Union has always stood up against sexual attacks after herself being assaulted as a teenager during a shift at the store she worked at. She is also an Ambassador Ambassador for the Cure's Circle of Promise. She dated former NBA star Jason Kidd during school and married NFL star Chris Howard in 2001, separating 4 years later. She married NBA player Dwyane Wade in 2014, having dated since 2009. They briefly split up once, during which time Wade had a child named Xavier with another woman.
In remaking the 2011 French thriller Sleepless Night, the filmmakers have dumbed down both the title and the plot, leaving everything feeling rather over-familiar. Nothing remotely surprising happens, and there's absolutely no subtext beneath the relentless verbal and physical violence. But a first-rate cast makes it watchable, and the action sequences are shot with a gritty energy that's rarely seen in these kinds of mindless thrillers.
It's now set in Las Vegas, where Detective Vincent (Jamie Foxx) and his shifty partner Sean (Tip "T.I." Harris) have stolen a stash of drugs during a deal between psychotic criminal Novak (Scoot McNairy) and vicious casino boss Rubio (Dermot Mulroney). Also on their trail is the Internal Affairs investigator Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), who is looking into police corruption with her partner Dennison (David Harbour). And after Novak kidnaps Vincent's teen son (Octavius J. Johnson), he only has one long night to sort out the mess, catch the bad guys and clear his name.
The main problem here is that Vincent is a good guy from the start, an undercover straight-arrow who has absolutely no internal conflict. This doesn't give Foxx much to play with, aside from worrying about his son and juggling questions from his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union). He just charges through each scene as the only heroic figure on-screen, Die Hard style, while Mulroney and McNairy merrily chew their way through the scenery. Both are clearly unhinged, and the actors have a great time striking each macho pose. Monaghan gets a slightly more complex role, although Bryant is little more than an irritant in the film, doing all the wrong things for all the right reasons. At least she's a forceful woman in a sea of brutally violent tough guys.
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Gabrielle Union at the 10th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party Presented By Max Mara And BMW held at Nightingale Plaza - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 24th February 2017
Gabrielle Union at the Essence 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 23rd February 2017
The first Christmas movie of the year is released November 11.
The new holiday comedy-drama Almost Christmas gathers an all-star African-American cast let by Gabrielle Union and Omar Epps, plus Danny Glover, Mo'Nique, Romany Malco, Kimberly Elise and J.B. Smoove.
Union also produced the film, and was drawn to the project because it's more than a comedy. "It's about a family getting together for the holidays on the first Christmas after their matriarch has passed away," she says. "And they're trying to keep all their traditions alive even without her."
Chris Rock has essentially written and directed a film based on one of his own standup routines, and the result is as hilarious as we'd expect. It's also a clever skewering of show business, from the difficulty of changing a public image to the never-ending intrusion of the press. But while the film is consistently smart and funny, it's also a bit of an inside joke, taking on an industry that's so absurd that ridiculing it might be too easy.
Rock plays Andre Allen, a former comic who found international fame playing a furry police officer in three Hammy The Bear movies. But now he wants some respect as an actor, so he has produced a serious period drama called Uprize!, about the 18th century Haitian revolution. On the day of the film's gala premiere, Andre grants an interview to New York Times journalist Chelsea (Rosario Dawson), who follows him around town as he runs errands both promoting the film and preparing for his heavily publicised wedding to reality TV star Erica (Gabrielle Union). Against his better judgement, he begins to drop his guard with Chelsea, introducing her to members of his family and inviting her to his bachelor party, which is being staged for Erica's show.
The film's one false note is the whiff of a romantic-comedy as Andre and Chelsea begin to open up to each other. Fortunately, Rock allows this to merely simmer in the background as he gets on with his wicked commentary about life in the entertainment industry. The dialogue is packed with pithy observations, sarcastic gags and knowing jabs that could only come from someone who has lived (and survived) this crazy lifestyle. Even more interesting are the darker undercurrents. Andre is a recovering alcoholic who isn't sure he can still be funny now that he's sober.
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He even admits similarities between himself and his character.
Chris Rock's latest movie 'Top Five' is about a comedian trying to make it big in the world of serious acting, while his personal life is thrust more and more into the public eye. If you think that doesn't sound too far from any American comedian's real life, you might be right.
Is Chris Rock playing himself in 'Top Five'?
While well-known for his TV show 'Everybody Hates Chris', his voice role in the 'Madagascar' films and for his stand-up shows, it seems that Chris Rock hasn't had too much trouble with success in his career. However, he still maintains that his character represents damn near most black comedians' lives. 'I play a guy named Andre Allen; a comedian, actor, kind of famous, a cross between Chris Tucker, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy - like an amalgamation of all of us and whatever people think of us', he reveals.
Continue reading: Chris Rock Reveals 'Top Five' Is Closely Modelled On Real Life Comics
Gabrielle Union greets Chris Rock on the red carpet at the New York premiere of their new movie 'Top Five', held at the Ziegfeld Theater. The movie has been written and directed by Rock, who stars as a comedian trying to become an actor.
The 42 year-old actress is demanding that Apple and Google should take more responsibility for the nude photo leak scandal.
Gabrielle Union was just one of the many female celebrities who had their privacy ruthlessly invaded after internet hackers stole topless photos of herself and leaked them online in September, and now she is speaking out against the people responsible.
Union recalls finding out about her topless photos leaking online
In an essay she penned for Cosmopolitan, Union recalls finding out that "over 100 female celebrities" had been hacked just one day after marrying NBA star Dwyane Wade, and then she discovered topless images of herself were leaked online on her honeymoon.
The 41 year-old actress, along with several other high-profile celebrities, was one of the victim's targeted in a second batch of nude leaked photos.
Gabrielle Union is just one of the many female celebrities who have had their privacy ruthlessly invaded after internet hackers stole topless photos of herself and leaked them online, but she is not letting whoever is responsible get away with it.
Union is seeking help from the FBI to capture the internet hacker
"It has come to our attention that our private moments, that were shared and deleted solely between my husband and myself, have been leaked by some vultures," said Union and her husband NBA star Dwyane Wade in a statement, obtained by TMZ.
Continue reading: Gabrielle Union Contacts FBI After Topless Photos Of Actress Leak Online
The newlyweds said "I Do" in Miami at the Chateau Artisan castle this past weekend.
Actress Gabrielle Union is a married woman for a second time. The 41 year-old star reportedly tied the knot to her NBA player love, Dwyane Wade, on Saturday (Aug 30th) in Miamiat the Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed ceremony.
Wade and Union tied the knot on Saturday (aug 30th)
The newlyweds definitely dressed for the occasion as the Miami Heat all-star donned a customized DSquared2 suit, accompanied with a personally designed Wedding Collection bowtie from the Tie Bar and a boutonniere by Floral Fix, Us Weekly reports. For her big day, Union looked stunning in a custom Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld Bridal with a tiered veil.
Continue reading: Gabrielle Union Ties The Knot With NBA Star Dwyane Wade
We nominate these two for most beautiful celeb newlyweds.
Congrats to Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade, who just tied the knot on Saturday, August 30. The couple kept the celebrity habit of marrying in castles – fitting for modern day aristocracy, really – and had their big (well, not that big) do at Chateau Artisan in Miami.
Beautiful couple award? We think so.
The intimate gathering was attended by a small group of close friends and family, including John Legend, who performed at the wedding reception. This is a second marriage for both 41-year-old Union and 32-year-old Wade, who plays for Miami Heat. His proposal back in December was a rather endearing moment, aided by his two children from a previous marriage, sons Zaire and Zion, and his nephew, Dahveon, whom he's raising.
Continue reading: Bring On The Union Puns: Gabrielle Union Ties The Knot With Dwayne Wade
'Think Like A Man Too' sees Kevin Hart and his loved up friends get wild on a bachelor vs. bachelorette night in Las Vegas.
Five couples and one singleton decide to challenge each other to a men versus women bachelor and bachelorette party ahead of Michael and Candice's upcoming wedding in Las Vegas - but with a few of the relationships already under strain, how will their wild nights affect their partners?
Kevin Hart [centre] takes the guys out for a wild weekend
'Think Like A Man Too' is finally set to hit the UK and, after the hilarity that ensued with the first 'Think Like A Man' movie in 2012, we have to admit we're excited. It would seem that the couples we wanted to live happily ever after are looking pretty solid with Michael (Terrence Jenkins) and Candice (Regina Hall) planning their upcoming nuptials in the romantic city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Date of birth
29th October, 1972
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