Born in Nebraska and raised in California, this UCLA graduate wanted to become a lawyer, but we’re not mad that she decided to go with acting instead. After modeling to pay off her college loans, Union broke into Hollywood with teen movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Love & Basketball. She starred opposite Kirsten Dunst in the 2000 cheerleader flick Bring It On. Her beauty and acting chops stood out, and she soon landed a role in the blockbuster Bad Boys II opposite Will Smith. Her more recent projects included a star role in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Lady, Think Like a Man, both of which were released in 2012. In 2013, Union became the lead in Being Mary Jane, the first hour-long scripted drama series by BET. Aside from the screen, you can always see Gaby on the red carpet rocking the hottest fashion and beauty trends.