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Imani Hakim

Born:     August 12, 1993

Birthplace:    Cleveland, OH  

Zodiac Sign:  Leo

Imani Hakim is an actress best known for her role as Tonya Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris as well as portraying Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas in the 2014 Lifetime original movie The Gabby Douglas Story. Hakim acted in the films Chocolate City and Burning Sands, and currently has a lead role on the Apple TV+ series Mythic Quest.

Hakim was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She has two older brothers and three younger brothers. When she was seven she studied acting at Karamu House Theater in Cleveland. She convinced her parents to allow her to pursue a professional acting career when she was 11 and moved to Los Angeles with her father to find work. They experienced homelessness during that time and frequently slept in their car. However, within a few months, she booked her first role as Chris's little sister Tonya on Everybody Hates Chris. The series was on-air for four seasons. During that time, she was homeschooled. In California continued to study acting at Alexander's Workshop School in Lakewood, California and at The Young Actor's Space in Burbank, California.

Hakim later starred as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas in the Lifetime biopic The Gabby Douglas Story (2014). The next year she acted in a supporting role in the film Chocolate City starring Robert Ri'chard.

As of 2020 she portrays the lead role of Dana, a video game tester, on the Apple TV+ comedy series Mythic Quest. The series was renewed for a third season in 2021. She also co-starred in the film Dinner Party in 2020.


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