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African-American Breakout Roles vs. Now

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Gabrielle Union Then

Gabrielle Union initially started modeling after college to help pay off her loans. She then focused on her acting career by appearing in very minor roles. Union finally gained some exposure in 2000 by landing a role as a cheerleader in “Bring It On.” The movie helped her receive a role in the TV drama “City of Angels.” —XFINITY Entertainment Staff

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