Widely popular for playing Mary Jane Paul in the 2013 BET drama series Being Mary Jane, Gabrielle Union is an American actress, voice artist, author, and activist who made her acting debut in 1993.

Gabrielle Union made her acting breakthrough from the 2000 film Bring It On, where she played Isis. Throughout her career of 27 years, she has appeared in numerous films, and TV shows like She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Brothers, Think Like a Man, City of Angels, and many more.

What Is Gabrielle Union’s Net Worth?  

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gabrielle is estimated at around $20 million as of February 2020. Her primary source of income is her successful acting career of over two decades.

In the United States, a starter actor makes around $19.90 – $39.90 per hour to $37,507 – $67,000 per year depending on their acting experience. We can surely say that Gabrielle makes way more than the average pay range.

Short Career Highlight

The 48-year-old actress made her acting debut in 1993 from an American TV sitcom Family Matters, where she played a minor role. She then went on to appear on television shows like Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Moesha, Goode Behavior, 7TH Heaven, and more.

Union made her breakthrough from the 2000 film Bring It On, where she portrayed Isis alongside Kristen Dunst, Eliza Dushku, and Jesse Bradford. The following year, she appeared in The Brothers and Two Can Play That Game.

In 2010 & 2011, Union appeared in episodes of Army Wives and NTSF:SD: SUV. In 2012, she portrayed Natalie in the comedy-drama film Good Deeds along with Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, and Brian J. White.

The following year, she joined the cast of Being Mary Jane playing Mary Jane Paul in the BET network show. She appeared in the show from 2013 to 2019 alongside Lisa Vidal, Michael Ealy, Margaret Avery, and Omari Hardwick.

For her outstanding performance in the show, Union won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie and was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, BET Award for Best Actress, and Black Reel Award for Best Actress T.V. Movie/Cable.

Some of her other television credits are With This Ring, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, The Lion Guard, Life, and more.

Apart from acting, Gabrielle Union also launched a line of hair-care products under the name Flawless by Gabrielle Union in 2017. The same year, she collaborated with Invicta watches, which offers a range of watches she designed.

As of 2019, she stars as Syd Burnett in the American police drama series L.A.’s Finest alongside Jessica Alba and Duane Martin. The show first premiered on 13th May 2019 and was renewed for a second season, which will premiere in 2020.

She appeared as one of the judges in Season 19 of an American talent show America’s Got Talent alongside Brad Paisley, Dwyane Wade, Jay Leno, and Ellie Kemper.

She is set to play Detective Lieutenant Sydney Syd Burnett in an upcoming project Bad Girls set to release in 2021.

Where Does Bring It On Star Reside?

In 2018 following her husband’s retirement, Gabrielle and Dwyane purchased an 8,650 square foot mansion in Sherman Oaks, California. The 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom house cost them $5.995 million.

A few months later, the couple listed their 14,000 square-foot Miami Beach Home for $32.5 million. As per sources, Wade purchased the 6-bedroom 9-bathroom waterfront estate for $10.645 million back in 2010 and renovated it to a basketball court.

Union and her husband Wade also added a $20 million worth bungalow at Hidden Hills, California to their list.

Prior to her marriage with Dwyane, she owned a 1,864 square foot house since 2001.

When Was Gabrielle Born On?  

Gabrielle Monique Union was born on 29th October 1972 in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States of American to Theresa Glass and Sylvester E. Union. She is American as per her nationality and has Afro-American descent.

She went to Foothill High School and earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Fun Fact: Gabrielle is fluent in speaking Spanish.

Married Life With Husband Dwayne Wade 

Union is married to former NBA player Dwyane Wade. They began dating in 2009 and exchanged their wedding vows on 30th August 2014 in Miami, Florida. 

Together they share a daughter named Kaavia James Union Wade born on 7th November 2018. She is the step-mother to Zaire Blessing Dwyane, Zion Malachi Aramis, and Xavier Zechariah Wade (from Wade’s previous relationship).

Prior to her wedding with Wade, she was married to NFL player Chris Howard. They tied the knot on 5th May 2001 and separated after four years in October 2005. Their divorce was officially finalized in 2006.

Philanthropic Life 

The actress cum author is an activist. She speaks for women’s issues and violence against women. She also supports charities like:

  1. Declare Yourself
  2. Entertainment Industry Foundation
  3. Gibson Girl Foundation
  4. Make The Difference Network
  5. Partnership for a Healthier America
  6. Rape Foundation
  7. Stand Up To Cancer
  8. Youth Lifeline America