Born in Nebraska, actress Gabrielle Union was a multi-talented sports star when she was a schoolgirl. Union was a key player in soccer and basketball teams and track events. She was active in sports even when she was in college. But an internship at LA modelling agency turned her life on its head. Union took the internship because it would earn her a couple of extra credits. After the successful completion of the internship, the client asked her to model for them. She signed because it would ease her burden of college loans. It was her agent who later discovered her hidden acting talents.
Union landed her first role in the 1989 sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’. Several small roles in films and guest appearances in TV shows kept her busy for the next couple of years. But she had to wait till 2000 for her big breakthrough. Though short-lived, the 2000 CBS medical drama ‘Dr. Courtney Ellis’ pushed her into the front row. In the same year, Union played the role of Isis in ‘Bring It On’, alongside Kirsten Dunst. In Union’s own words, ‘Bring It On’ gave her the “biggest boost” in life. Her first leading role in a feature film was in the 2003 ‘Deliver Us from Eva’ with LL Cool J. The second big breakthrough was the 2003 film ‘Bad Boys II’, in which she played Will Smith’s girlfriend, Syd. The pair stole the hearts of the viewers as the movie went on to become a blockbuster, collecting more than $273M worldwide. The success of the film also gave way to a spin-off series titled ‘L.A.’s Finest’ with Union’s Syd and Jessica Alba’s Nancy playing the lead roles.
The actress garnered widespread critical acclaim for her role in the 2005 film ‘Neo Ned’, in which she plays an African-American woman who believes she is Adolf Hitler. Union is a well-known author and entrepreneur who owns her own clothing line and a range of cosmetics and watches. She is the author of the book, ‘We’re Going To Need More Wine’, which won the title of the ‘Best Book by a Black Author’ in 2017. The popular BET series ‘Being Mary Jane’ features Union in the titular character of a news anchor. The show made her a popular figure in the television arena. So now you might be wondering what is the next Gabrielle Union movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Gabrielle Union films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Gabrielle Union movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
3. White Dave (TBA)
‘White Dave’ is an ABC comedy series that features Gabrielle Union in the lead role. The actress also serves as an executive producer along with LeBron James. The plot reportedly revolves around a young African-American teenager and his all-white suburban neighborhood. His life turns upside down when his mother moves to an all-black area after remarriage. ‘White Dave’ is based on the real-life experiences of David E. Talbert. The show is produced by Warner Bros. Television.
2. L.A.’s Finest (2019 – )