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We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don't deserve it. It doesn't matter if they're family or if you've known them forever. If they're not good for you, they've got to go.

We give a lot of others significance in our lives even when they don't deserve it. It doesn't matter if they're family or if you've known them forever. If they're not good for you, they've got to go.

If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn't allow that person to stay in my world.

If someone lacked decency or respect, I didn't allow that person to stay in my world.

We all have to let go of the Prince Charming complex and realize he doesn't necessarily exist in the package we assume he'll come in. ---->>>

When someone who loves and cares about me compliments me, I feel more glamorous than when the flashbulbs are going off on the red carpet. ---->>>

Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty.

Hollywood needs to recognise all shades of African American beauty.

I've been trying to get cast as a lesbian for years. ---->>>

I can't just say one time of the year I'm going to do something different. I have to commit to a lifestyle behavioral change and just try to be a little bit better today than I was yesterday. ---->>>

But I prefer to go to comedies. Give me Julia Roberts smiling anyday. ---->>>

I just thought acting would be something to help out with my student loans, but my first year as an actress, I made more money than my parents. That's when I realized it could turn into a career. After that, I put everything I had into it. ---->>>

I'm not going to change the world overnight. It's one person at a time, and hopefully they're people in positions of power who can help people get in those roles and really, truly embrace colorblind casting. ---->>>

I just kind of assumed that you do a movie and then you leave and you hop onto the next thing. I never thought that people are actually buddies. ---->>>

I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.

I played sports year around: basketball, soccer, softball and I ran track year around, from the time I was, like, six, seven.

I realized I had been keeping people around even when deep down I knew they were bad for me. I had overridden myself. ---->>>

I was at one time a football wife, and there is a certain level of bonding that happens between women who are the wives of football players. ---->>>

If my real life was half as exciting as what is reported, I would be thrilled. ---->>>

My friends are very opinionated about the people I date. ---->>>

Reality TV looks more like America than movies do. ---->>>

There's no such thing as a healthy tan, and that's what people need to understand. ---->>>

I had to learn - since I'm divorced now and everyone is like, 'Oh my God, you're single, what's going on?' - that if I don't like to spend time with myself, how can I ask someone else to enjoy spending time with me? I'm getting to learn how to enjoy my solitude and have a good time. ---->>>

You get so afraid of failure and so afraid of losing and so afraid of not being the best that it's not a natural drive - it's born out of fear of failure. Which helps in Hollywood.

You get so afraid of failure and so afraid of losing and so afraid of not being the best that it's not a natural drive - it's born out of fear of failure. Which helps in Hollywood.

I've always had an interest in sports across the board. ---->>>

I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. Maybe I'll open up a chain of Popeye's Chicken. ---->>>

As a newly married person, as much as I would love for my husband to buy into the 'my way or the highway' philosophy, you realize it's all about compromising and finding some sort of middle ground that everyone can live with. ---->>>

After Halle Berry does her films and Queen Latifah does her films, it's left to all the black, Latino and Asian actresses to fight over a couple of roles. I opted for some TV. There's just not a ton of work in film. ---->>>

I want to be Miss USA or Miss America. I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I'm just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I'm having fun, I'll do it. When it stops being fun, I'll try something else. ---->>>

Sometimes it's not even a role that's specifically written for a woman. It could be a role written for a white man or Asian man, or Latino. If it's something that I feel I could do well, I go after it. Especially if it's nothing that has to be gender or race specific, I'm all over it. ---->>>

I think there's a lot of things that occur within the African-American community, that we would prefer to stay within the African-American community - that we get a little nervous when you start having scenes or dialogue that we know is going to be viewed and heard on a national or global scale. ---->>>

Boys are so much drama.

Boys are so much drama.

I think if we open ourselves to all different kinds of men and all groups, we find a lot more opportunities to love. ---->>>

I drink a gallon of water a day. ---->>>

I like meat and carbohydrates. ---->>>

I've dated a number of 'mama's boys.' ---->>>

In Hollywood, you play a mom and instantly, you've got osteoporosis. ---->>>

My mom is painfully sweet; she's from Nebraska. ---->>>

I love TV. I love the stability of it. ---->>>

I was always in the popular crowd, but I really had atrocious teeth. I was encouraged to 'do well in school, 'cause no one's going to marry you!' ---->>>

I'm the kind of person whose clothes are all hung up and color-coordinated, to the point where my whites don't touch my creams. ---->>>

You want to come home to a nice firm bed with the corners tucked in so you start over, like each night is like a new night. ---->>>

A lot of women seem to think the way to ingratiate themselves is to put down other women or backstab. That's the quickest way to be eliminated from my life - try that with me, and you're out. ---->>>

I don't function well in chaos, whether it be my sheets or the dishwasher. ---->>>

I love horses. ---->>>

I'm not sensitive, I'm not a weepy person. ---->>>

In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail.

In Hollywood, marriages are kind of expected to fail.

We don't consider black, urban films as 'indies,' though many of them are shot for under $10 million which is kind of the definition of an indie. ---->>>

You have to be resilient. ---->>>

Drama can feel like therapy whereas comedy feels like there's been a pressure and a weight lifted off of you. You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy. ---->>>

In my career, there have been roles I haven't taken because someone involved with the project gave me a bad vibe. I don't care how much money is on the table: No job is worth feeling uneasy every day. ---->>>

Right now, I don't have the same urges as other women when they see a baby. When I see children, I see responsibilities, which I don't think I'm quite ready for. I feel the same about puppies. They're cute for a second, but there's a lot of responsibility involved. ---->>>

When you want a break from dogs, and you take them to the kennel to the stars, no one thinks you're a bad pet owner. But when you have kids, you can't drop them off for three weeks without someone calling Child Protective Services! ---->>>

Within a lot of African-American households, I think, there's an idea that black men don't want to take an active participation in the lives of their children. That if they do, there has to be some sort of ulterior motive. ---->>>

The black community in Hollywood is very small and close-knit. Everyone has a common goal: to make a two-hour movie in 30 days. ---->>>

A couple of my friends started having babies, and I thought, 'Maybe one day, with the right guy.' I have to find the guy first. ---->>>

You have to develop a very thick skin. ---->>>

I don't get enough sleep so I always have undereye bags. ---->>>

I'm not the type to lay out on the beach, but I do love to work out outside, and that can really take a toll on your skin! ---->>>

In Hollywood, you play a mom, and the next thing you know, you're on 'The Golden Girls.' They age you so fast. ---->>>

Before I got married, I dated the gamut. ---->>>

I date, but the person I date most is myself, unfortunately. ---->>>

I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience. ---->>>

People think that celebs make a lot more money than we do. We look for bargains and we do a lot of stuff on our own. ---->>>

The guys I tended to date, you know, didn't necessarily have it altogether but I had a great time. ---->>>

I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God. ---->>>

I think I'm drawn to more villain-type characters, because it's so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character. ---->>>

Just like I find men who talk sports who don't really know sports annoying, I think men might find women who don't really have a true passion and knowledge of sports maybe not so attractive. ---->>>

There's an inherent idea that if a Black executive producer and a Black director are going to do a movie based on a Black writer's book that everybody is going to be Black. ---->>>

You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there's a certain feeling when you're sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it's just pure escapism and they're happy. ---->>>

All minorities think they're immune, but we're absolutely part of the one in five that gets skin cancer! It's a myth, and myths are meant to be debunked! ---->>>

Hollywood panders to the 18-to-34 crowd. That demographic doesn't care about race and the package it comes in. They care about the hottest chick. They just like hot chicks. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-29, 1972
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
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Occupation: Actress
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Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an American actress. She began her career in 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teen comedy films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 teen comedy film Bring It On, after which she was female lead in the short-lived CBS medical drama series City of Angels later that year (wikipedia)