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One of today’s hottest stars, Gabrielle Union, continues to shine. She can currently be seen on ABC’s “FlashForward” starring as Zoey Andata, girlfriend to Demetri Noh (John Cho) who sees a vision of what she believes is their wedding during her flash forward moment. “FlashForward” airs on Thursday nights on ABC at 8pm.
On the big screen, Gabrielle was last seen in Sony BMG’s Cadillac Records opposite Mos Def, Adrien Brody, Beyonce Knowles and Jeffrey Wright. The critically acclaimed film chronicled the creation of Chess Records.
Past films include The Perfect Holiday alongside Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard and Morris Chestnut, Writer/director Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, Running With Scissors starring Annette Benning, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, and Alec Baldwin, the blockbuster Bad Boys II opposite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, Breakin’ All the Rules co-starring Jamie Foxx,Deliver Us From Eva alongside LL Cool J, Universal’s cult hitBring It On, Welcome to Collinwood with George Clooney and Sam Rockwell, the thriller Abandoned opposite Benjamin Bratt and Katie Holmes, Two Can Play That Game, Love & Basketball,Cradle to the Grave, Ten Things I Hate About You, The Brothers,Neo Ned, The Honeymooners, Meet Dave and She’s All That.
On television, Gabrielle was recently seen on NBC’s “Life” with a multiple episode arc as ‘Detective Jane Seever.’ Last year, Gabrielle joined the cast of “Ugly Betty” for a multi-episode arc on the 3rd season of the hit show. She played the crazy younger sister to Vanessa Williams’ character. In addition, she starred on ABC’s critically acclaimed series “Night Stalker” opposite Stuart Townsend and was also seen on HBO’s award-winning “Something the Lord Made,” which starred Alan Rickman, Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def.
Gabrielle made her television debut in UPN’s hit comedy “Moesha,” and then went on to guest-star on such hit shows as “ER,” “Dave’s World” and “The Steve Harvey Show.” Shortly thereafter, Gabrielle had a recurring role on two WB hit shows, “Sister, Sister” and “7th Heaven.” Gabrielle stirred things up when she guest starred as a love interest to both ‘Joey’ (Matt LeBlanc) and ‘Ross’ (David Schwimmer) on “Friends.” With this role, Gabrielle marked the first African-American love interest on the series. She also joined the cast of Steven Bochco’s “City of Angels” for one season.
Gabrielle’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as her support for the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA and the Young Survivor Coalition (YSC). In her free time, Gabrielle often visits the RTC to talk to young women and travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story and inspire others.
She also currently serves as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena, featured in its national television and print campaigns. She has been acting as spokesperson since 2004.