Gabrielle Union-Wade was a judge on Season 14 of America's Got Talent.


Background

Gabrielle is an actress, author and activist.  She began her acting career in the 1990s in several TV sitcoms, but is best known for her breakthrough role as Isis in the 2009 film Bring It On.

Her portrayal of lead character Pauletta in the series Being Mary Jane was critically acclaimed, winning her a NAACP Image Award in 2014 for Best Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special.  She is currently starring in the new police drama LA's Finest.

She penned her memoir "We're Going to Need More Wine" in 2017 and is an activist regarding issues surrounding violence against women and women's health.  She has been married to basketball star Dwyane Wade since 2014 (Wade served as a guest judge during the second week of the Judge Cuts in Season 14).

Trivia

  • Of all the judges, Gabrielle Union is currently tied with Brandy Norwood and Julianne Hough to judge the least amount of seasons: only one. Coincidentally, all 3 are female judges.
  • Also of all the judges, Gabrielle has buzzed the least amount of acts in her time on the show, only buzzing 16 televised acts in the audition round.
  • She and Julianne Hough are the only judges so far to never buzz after the auditions.
  • First act to vote "Yes" to: Greg Morton
  • First act to vote "No" to: Evil Hate Monkey
  • First act to buzz: Evil Hate Monkey
  • Golden Buzzer Acts: Kodi Lee (14)
  • Gabrielle voted for every single Judges' Choice winner in the Season 14 live shows along with Simon Cowell.
  • Her only Golden Buzzer pick went on to win Season 14.
  • Since the introduction of the Golden Buzzer, Gabrielle Union is the only judge to have his/her first ever Golden Buzzer win the show.

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