The 411 on Gabrielle Union

The 411 on Gabrielle Union
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 07, 2009

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Actress Gabrielle Union graces the cover of our September 2009 issue. The mocha beauty is preparing for her role on the new ABC sci-fi drama “Flash Forward,” which debuts on September 24.

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Modeling a fierce white bikini, Ms. Gabby shows off her flawless head-to-toe complexion. Although she divorced her ex-husband, NFL player Chris Howard, in 2006, she remains optimistic about love.

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Gabrielle, a teen rape survivor, has been vocal about her desire to raise awareness through rape crisis centers across the country.

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The sassy star snipped her strands into a sexy cropped do for our July 2008 issue of ESSENCE.


Gabrielle mixes fun and fashion at a French Connection fall 2009 event in Los Angeles last month.

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Posing with the universal sign for peace, Gabrielle traveled as part of the Susan G. Komen delegation to partner with Ghana and help reduce breast cancer mortality rates there.

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The Komen delegation participated in a dedication ceremony at the newly constructed HopeXchange Medical Center. Here, Gabrielle stands with honored guests.

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The Omaha, Nebraska-born, Pleasanton, California-bred actress has appeared in films as diverse as “Bring It On” and “Bad Boys II” to “Daddy’s Little Girls” and “Meet Dave.”

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Gabrielle heated up the pages of the September 2006 issue of ESSENCE in this daring crimson gown.

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A regular on the Hollywood “It” scene, Gabby is always getting her picture taken on the read carpet. Here, she smiles for the paps at an Express fashion event in Los Angeles last month.

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Union, a UCLA honors grad, is a spokesmodel for Neutrogena, in addition to acting.

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Ms. Gabby at a recent charity event in Florida with friend and NBA star Dwayne Wade.

Be sure to check out our September 2009 issue for Gabrielle’s candid remarks to those pesky rumors about her romantic involvement with Mr. Wade.