As a full-time wife and stepmom, she’s becoming much more choosy about the roles she’s willing to take.“For me to leave my home and my family, it has to be worth it,” she says.When I first toured the Nebraska campus and I saw Turner Gill walk, I freaked out.That was like the biggest star-struck moment I’ve probably ever had in my life. Other of her earlier roles included those in teen movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You, She's All That, and Love & Basketball.February 2007: Wade and Union meet for the first time when they're hired by promoters to co-host a Super Bowl party.The basketball player is married to his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Funches, and the February 2007: Wade and Union meet for the first time when they're hired by promoters to co-host a Super Bowl party.
On a break from filming her hit BET show,, returning for its fourth season this fall, Union plays the title character, an ambitious cable news anchor—not your cookie-cutter female protagonist, but a woman who’s rather flawed, especially in the relationship department.
Her parents divorced after 30 years of marriage and Union said, "They handled their divorce and our subsequent transition into a blended family with grace and dignity and respect. I'm lucky that I can just mirror what my parents did and always put the kids first.
They're pretty awesome, I'm lucky." On her college football memories, Union reflected, "In my family if you couldn’t talk Cornhusker football – that means knowing the black shirt defense, knowing the I-back formation – then you don’t get to have an opinion.
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.
“She’s challenging, complicated, messy,” Union says. “She progresses and regresses, which at times as a viewer is frustrating.