Union called on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his tax returns and birth certificate, noting his father George W.

Romney had released his own tax returns while a presidential candidate.

Bring It On helped push Union into the mainstream and she began gaining more exposure.

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Since she had no children of her own, Union used her mother and sister to portray the divorced single mother of three in the film.

Union initially turned down the role, as she did not want to get typecast for playing a mother until she was told of other actresses that had played similar roles and still found success in their careers.

She appeared in the ABC series Flash Forward alongside John Cho and Joseph Fiennes as Zoey Andata, a role for which she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2010.

In June 2011, Union defended the music video for the Rihanna single "Man Down" after it sparked controversy for Rihanna depicting a rape victim shooting and killing her attacker.

In 2010, Union launched Love & Blessings, a clothing line for plus-sized women.

and has voiced her support for Jada, a Texas teenager who was allegedly sexual assaulted after passing out during a party and had her sexual assault filmed and posted in clips online, where her assault has been mocked by others on social networking websites.She appeared in the 2005 film Neo Ned, costarring Jeremy Renner and portraying an African-American woman with delusions that she is Adolf Hitler.They were noted by Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times as having "a strange, offbeat chemistry that drives the film." Union starred in the short-lived ABC series Night Stalker.Union landed the role of Will Smith's character's girlfriend, Syd, in the film Bad Boys II, a box-office success grossing over 3 million worldwide.Union felt that she had been "blessed" with her role in the film, feeling it elevated her career.Union related that every rape victim was "unique", which extended to how they believed justice should be carried out.