The Omaha born 42 years old actress, advocate, voice actress and one time model Gabrielle Union has a net worth of $12 million. The actress who recently got married to NBA super star Dwayne Wade earned her net worth mostly from the roles she played in movies, TV and modeling.
Personal life of Gabrielle Union
While in high school, the actress was a year round athlete, she excelled in track, basketball and soccer. She had some rough moments as a teenager, was raped at age of 19 at gun pointwhere she was working at a Payless shoe store.
She started as a model before venturing into acting, she initially dint want to go into acting but did it to pay off her university debts and found that she enjoyed it.Acting later becamepart of her and she saw herself gradually leave modeling for acting.
Gabrielle became the spokeswoman for Neutrogena in 2004 a position she holds till date. The President of Neutrogena in North America Jan Hall, commended her for her beautiful looks andenduring sprit. He also said the Neutrogena group was pleased to have her join them. She has helped in creating awareness for the Neutrogena product were she has had various talks with several women and teenage girls on the importance of using sunscreens and the likes in order to prevent cancer.
The actress got married to Chris Howard, the former NFL player on 5th of May 2001, in 2005 they got separated and in April 2006 their divorce was finalized. On the 21st of December 2013, the actress announced her engagement to her boyfriend of four years, Dwayne Wade. And on the 30th of August 2014, the duo got married at sunset in the presence of family and friends at the lavish Chateau Artisan estate, in the Miami.
Why is her net worth not as high as others?
This is a question mostly asked; many would have thought that the actresses’ net worth would be more than what it is. The pretty actress, who has been in Hollywood for quite some time, is yet to get any big major lead role and this has been attributed to her net worth of just $12 million.
Gabrielle Union whose acting career started in 1993 in a small role on the sitcom Family Matters, shortly thereafter she started getting more jobs. Her big break came in 1999 when she asked to star in a movie titled She’s All That, in 2003, she secured her first lead role in the film Deliver Us from Eva a film and was nominated as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Box Office Movie, an award she ended up winning.
She also starred in a box office filmwere she played the role of Syd, girlfriend to Will Smith in the movie Bad Boys II. Currently, she stars in the BET network show’s Being Mary Jane.
Asides from acting, the actress has earned her worth from her modeling career and from her appearances in TV.
Awards and Acknowledgements
As a TV host and movie credits, Gabrielle’s career has earned her various awards and acknowledgments. The actress has been nominated 19 awards and she won 6. She won an award in 2014as an Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Being Mary Jane. She is arguably one of the most sought-out actresses in Hollywood. Due to her rape incidence, Gabrielle Union has become an advocate for survivors of assault.
In 2014, she joined others to show her support for Jada, a Texas teenager who was allegedly taken advantage of after passing out during a party and had her assault filmed and posted in clips online. Gabrielle also posted pictures on Instagram, were she condemned the act.
Gabrielle is also an Ambassador in Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s circle of promise. And was a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood breast health initiative. In 2012 Gabrielle joined other actresses to launch the Women Are Watching campaign.
Gabrielle Union Body Measurements: 34-24-32
Body Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
Height: 5′ 8″ (173 cm)
Bra Size: 34B
Official Dress Size: 6
Official Shoe Size: 9
Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown
Natural Hair Color: Black