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A look back on Gabrielle Union's career


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Today sees the release of the new thriller Breaking In and Gabrielle Union’s return to the big screen. In her latest role, Gabrielle stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on breaking in. To celebrate her return, we’re looking back at her career and best on-screen moments.

1. Bad Boys II (2003)

The buddy cop duo of Marcus and Mike return in Bad Boys IIwhere Gabrielle takes centre stage as Mike’s (Will Smith) girlfriend.  Unbeknownst to Marcus & Mike, she’s an undercover DEA agent laundering money for Russian gangsters. Union has some serious kick-ass scenes showing she’s not just a pretty face.

2. Bring It On (2000)

Who doesn’t remember the cheerleading hit starring Kirsten Dunst as cheer captain Torrence?! The cheerleading champ discovers her squads previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school in Compton. Gabrielle plays the new team captain for the Compton Clovers who with her team, challenges the Rancho Carnes Toros to prove they’re worthy of their championship trophies.

3. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Heath Ledger had us all swooning as the mysterious bad boy in 10 Things I Hate About You.  The iconic teen film showcases the quintessential American high school experience where Gabrielle once again took on the role as Chastity, popular pretty mean girl who is desperate to be at the top of the social ladder.   


4. Daddy’s Little Girls (2007)

The on-screen chemistry between Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba in Daddy’s Little Girls was undeniable. Gabrielle played the successful but lonely attorney, who is brought on to win a custody battle for mechanic, Monty (played by Elba). Their relationship blossoms along the way and it’s a touching story of two people who find love despite their very different backgrounds and circumstances.

5. She’s All That (1999)

The classic 90s chick-flick stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as the popular high school jock who makes a bet that he can turn super-nerd, Laney, into the school’s prom queen. Gabrielle stars as Katie, one of popular girls that’s part of Freddie Prinze Jr.’s crew who befriends Laney.

Breaking In is out now, distributed by Universal Pictures. 





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