(written from a Production point of view)
Gabrielle Monique Union (born 29 October 1972; age 48) from Omaha, Nebraska, played the Klingon officer N'Garen in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine sixth season episode "Sons and Daughters". Union commented: "My mom is and was a massive Trekkie… So being a Klingon in my family was akin to winning the Oscars. 
Parts of her costume were previously worn by Spice Williams-Crosby in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and by Cameron in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Redemption". It was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. 
Union is a rising Hollywood star, having gained recognition early in her career for her supporting role in the 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You, co-starring Carlos LaCamara, loosely based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. In 2000, she acquired even more notice for her supporting roles in two popular films: Love & Basketball, co-starring Star Trek: First Contact actress Alfre Woodard, and Bring It On, in which she plays the cheerleading rival to Kirsten Dunst's character. In addition to Dunst and Union, the film also featured Holmes Osborne playing the father of Dunst's character.
She followed this success with supporting roles in urban comedies such as 2001's Two Can Play That Game (with Ray Wise), 2003's Deliver Us from Eva (with Matt Winston), and 2004's Breakin' All the Rules. She also co-starred in the 2003 action films Cradle 2 the Grave (with Daniel Dae Kim) and Bad Boys II, as well as the acclaimed 2004 made-for-television drama Something the Lord Made (helmed by Star Trek: The Original Series director Joseph Sargent). She reprised her Bad Boys II role in the television series L.A.'s Finest.
She most recently starred in the horror series Night Stalker, based on the cult 1970s series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, which starred John Fiedler. She also guest starred in Family Guy, voicing a love interest of Brian, voiced by Seth MacFarlane. The episode also featured Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, and Jonathan Frakes. She had a recurring role in the television series FlashForward where she played the fiancee of John Cho.
In 2016, Union starred in The Birth of a Nation, and was later a judge on America's Got Talent for the 2019 season.
She is married to retired basketball player Dwyane Wade, with whom she has one daughter and three stepchildren.