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Gabrielle Union made her debut with a small role in "She's All That," but it wasn't until she starred as a rival cheerleader in the Kirsten Dunst comedy "Bring It On" that audiences began to take notice of her. She has since gone on to appear in films of various genres -- including action ("Bad Boys II"), comedy ("Deliver Us from Eva") and thriller ("Abandon").

2006 is looking to be sunny for Gabrielle Union, as she will be costarring with such big names as Gwyneth Paltrow, Annette Bening and Alec "Baldwin in Running with Scissors," an adaptation of Augusten Burroughs' best-selling novel of the same name. Gabrielle will also be seen in the quirky comedy "Say Uncle," which casts her opposite "Yes, Dear"'s Anthony Clark and has already received a warm reception at several film festivals (including the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and the Cardiff International Film Festival).

Gabrielle has given up on saving her marriage to American football star-turned-businessman Chris Howard after giving her estranged husband a lot of space during their separation. Garielle Union's publicist is calling for celebrities to boycott Los Angeles nightclub Mood, after the venue's owner allegedly cancelled her birthday party when he discovered she was African-American.

Her friends often show up on the set of Night Stalkers, to check her co-star Stuart Townsend. Gabrielle Union played the first ever African-American love interest of any of the cast members on the TV Show FRIENDS (1994).