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How Gabrielle Union’s net worth was built

Gabrielle Union was a model before she started acting in the 1990s and appeared in several TV sitcoms. After six years in television, she began taking minor movie roles, debuting in the teen romantic comedy “She’s All That” in 1999. In 2000, she landed her breakthrough role in the romantic comedy “Bring It On,” which was a huge commercial success.

She followed that up with a string of romantic comedies such as “The Brothers,” “Two Can Play That Game,” “Deliver Us From Eva” and “Bad Boys II,” a box-office hit starring Martin Lawrence and Will Smith that further boosted her career.

In 2012, Union starred in two successful movies: “Good Deeds” and “Think Like a Man.” The latter led to an equally successful sequel titled “Think Like a Man Too” in 2014. In 2013, Union played the main role in the BET drama series “Being Mary Jane.”

Union has also been involved in several business ventures. In 2010, she launched a clothing line for plus-size women called Love & Blessings. In 2014, she launched a wine called Vanilla Puddin’. And in 2016, she started a line of hair care products.

All of this adds up to a net worth for Union of $20 million as of May 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Gabrielle Union

  • Born: 1972
  • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

What she’s up to now

Union has a book coming out in October 2017 called “We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True.” Her latest movie, “Sleepless,” was released in January 2017. She did two movies in 2016: the critically acclaimed “The Birth of a Nation” and “Almost Christmas.” In 2015, Union began doing the voice role of Nala in the “The Lion Guard,” an animated TV series based on Disney’s “The Lion King.”


Union won a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress for the movie “Bring It On” and a BET Comedy Award for “Deliver Us from Eva.” In 2006, she received the Palm Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for “Neo Ned.” In 2014, she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in the TV series “Being Mary Jane.”

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