Gabrielle Union is an African American film actress. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, she was born on October 29, 1972. Parents Sylvester and Theresa Union raised her to be an independent thinker and a sports enthusiasts. As a youth, she participated in track, soccer and basketball. Later on, this popular celebrity attended several colleges finally settling on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she graduated with a sociology degree. During this period, she began modeling to pay off tuition fees. Her agent discovered she could act, which led her down an unexpected path towards Hollywood. This diva‰Ûªs original plan was to be a lawyer. Union has been married twice. Marriage to professional football player Chris Howard lasted from 2001 to 2006. Second marriage to professional basketball player Dwayne Wade is ongoing since 2014. She has three stepsons.