Adding: 'I make sure to let people know all of the hard work that’s gone into my career.I want people to know the work that it took to get through UCLA, that I had student loans and worked.When she came to work as an intern, Judith Fontaine thought she was so pretty, she requested Union get some photos so the agency could book her as a model. Other earlier roles included teen movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You, She's All That, and Love & Basketball.She got the photos and Fontaine did book her as a model. In 1997, Union appeared in the sixth-season episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine—"Sons and Daughters" as the Klingon N'Garen.When casting Eva, director Gary Hardwick was looking for an actress capable of instantly changing "from funny to caustic and dramatic." Hardwick had previously worked with Union in The Brothers and believed she was perfect for the role of Eva.
The two began dating in mid-2009, but their budding romance already had one very signifcant shadow over it: Wade's estranged ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade.
I was eating Top Ramen and lived well below my means.''Now that it’s time to get married to a man who happens to play basketball and has done well for himself, I want to make it clear that I have in no way hitched my wagon to his star.
I have my own wagon and star.''People have always had their own personal views, but they weren’t challenged,' she responded.
She began her career in the 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.