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Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union
Biographical information
Full name

Gabrielle Monique Union Wade


October 29, 1972


Omaha, Nebraska

Career information

1993 – Present


The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
The Lion Guard

Gabrielle Union is an actress who voices Nala from The Lion Guard.


Union enrolled in the University of Nebraska but later transferred to Cuesta College. She eventually earned a sociology degree from UCLA. During her senior year at UCLA, she interned at the Judith Fontaine Modeling & Talent Agency, where she started a tentative career in acting.

Union sites her "biggest [acting] boost" as being Bring It On, in which she plays the cheerleader Isis.[1] It was this role that led to her being cast as Dr. Courtney Ellis in the CBS television drama City of Angels.

In recent times, Union has branched out to work on films and television series such as Being Mary Jane and Top Five.[2] She also voices Nala, the mother of main character Kion, in Disney's The Lion Guard.[3]

Personal Life

Union was married to Chris Howard from 2001 to 2006. In 2009, she began dating Dwyane Wade, whom she married on August 30, 2014.[4]

Disney Acting Credits

Year Film Position

External Links


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