Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union is featured in the first night of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Known for her starring roles in hit films such as Bring It On and Bad Boys 2, Gabrielle Union still continues to shine. Union can be seen in Screen Gems’ hit comedy Think Like A Man, based on Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, and she just starred in Lionsgate’s Good Deeds, opposite Tyler Perry and Thandie Newton.

Union'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 Young Survivor Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA. Union often travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story of losing a friend to breast cancer and works to inspire others as well when she visits the RTC to talk to young women. She also helped found a program called "A Step for Success" in 2004, which helps raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles. The program holds fundraisers to help pay for books, classroom supplies and many other daily needs that teachers have fallen burden to paying for themselves. 

Union traveled with Nicholas Kristof to Vietnam to visit John Wood at Room to Read.