Union was born October 29th 1972 in Nebraska. She went to The University of Nebraska, then transferred to Cuesta College, then UCLA. She became an intern at a modeling agency which hired her as a model, and then she became an actress. She enjoys sports, having played soccer in college and being a cheerleader in 8th grade.
Some of Gabrielle Union's roles include: Shawn and Vanessa in Sister, Sister, Gabby in Close to Home, Renee Slater in Ugly Betty, and Natalie in Good Deeds.