Gabrielle sees benefits of teaching girls to read
The star of Bring it On and Bad Boys 2 and education advocate traveled with Nicholas Kristof to Vietnam to visit John Wood at Room to Read.
Gabrielle Union is interviewed on location for Half the Sky in Vietnam
Photo by Maro Chermayeff
Known for her starring roles in hit films such as Bring It On and Bad Boys 2, Gabrielle Union still continues to shine. Union can be seen in Screen Gems’ Think Like A Man, based on Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, and she just starred in Lionsgate’s Good Deeds, opposite Tyler Perry and Thandie Newton.
On the small screen, Union made her debut in UPN’s hit comedy Moesha and was also seen on Ugly Betty and Flash Forward. Union’s passion for acting is rivaled by her involvement as an Ambassador for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as her support for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA. Union often travels on behalf of Susan G. Komen and the YSC to share her story of losing a friend to breast cancer and inspire others, as well as visits the RTC to talk to young women. She also helped found a program called A Step for Success in 2004, which helps to raise funds for the economically challenged Kelso Elementary School in Los Angeles. The program holds fundraisers to help pay for books, classroom supplies and many other daily needs that teachers have had to pay for themselves.
Gabrielle traveled with Nicholas Kristof to Vietnam to visit John Wood at Room to Read.