She's starred in the title role of BET's Being Mary Jane since 2013, she has at least three projects that are either in post-production or filming and she's still recognized for her iconic roles in '90s films like She's All That, 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring it On.
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Does Union's decision to focus on career over starting a family in her 20s and 30s make her seem like a cold woman with a problematic life? Absolutely not. She's got a warm, inviting presence, is in a loving relationship with her husband, Dwayne Wade, and she certainly doesn't fit the typical mold of what the entertainment industry would have us believe a childless woman is.
Union appeared on the Today Show on Monday to discuss her problem with the way career-driven women are treated by Hollywood, stressing that females shouldn't have to feel guilty because they don't have any kids.
"I think TV shows and films kind of make [out that] the frigid, single-focused career woman, that her career is the root of all her problems in life," she said. "That's just not the case."
She also addressed the misconception that infertility is a shame bestowed on older women, or women who decided to try to have a baby at a later age, when, in fact, infertility is an issue that can affect women of all ages.
"Fertility is an issue, period. Having a career is not a price you pay for any ill," she asserted, adding, "If you happen to have issues with fertility as you've gotten older and you happen to have a career, all is not lost. There is so much hope, there are so many options. You're not alone."
Watch Union on Today below.
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