2012 The Root 100

Gabrielle Union has been busy as an actress and activist raising awareness about breast cancer and rape.

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  • Gabrielle Union

  • Actress and activist raising awareness about breast cancer and rape.
  • Job: Actress and activist
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @itsgabrielleu
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Age: 39
  • Bio: Gabrielle Union has had a busy year, both in her film career and as an activist. She is slated to star in the TV movie Being Mary Jane (written by Mara Brock Akil and directed by Salim Akil), and earlier this year, she starred in the 2012 box office success Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Union is also an ambassador of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise. For her, the fight against cancer is personal. A girlfriend died after being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, she told The Root. A survivor of rape, Union also has been outspoken about the issue, recently slamming a politician's comments about "legitimate rape." In the past, she has testified before Congress about the need for continued legislation to protect rape victims. Like her Facebook page.