Neutrogena Inks Actress to TV, Print Roles

LOS ANGELES Neutrogena Corp. said it has named actress Gabrielle Union as a spokeswoman for the brand.

Union, who recently co-starred with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys II, will be featured in national TV and print campaigns. Independent Carlson & Partners in New York handles advertising for the Los Angeles-based skin, hair and cosmetics products company.

The length and value of the contract were undisclosed.

“Gabrielle Union is a beautiful and spirited woman, who truly personifies the fresh, healthy look of Neutrogena and we are excited to have her join our team,” said Jan Hall, Neutrogena’s North American president, in a statement.

Union’s film credits also include Bring It On, Love & Basketball, She’s All That, Deliver Us From Eva and Cradle to the Grave. She played a love interest to Friends characters Ross and Joey in 2001, and got her start on the comedy Moesha.

Neutrogena said it would continue to work with spokespersons Jennifer Freeman, Mischa Barton, Connie Nielsen, Kristin Kreuk, Julie Bowen and Jason Taylor.