Character: Gabby Douglas (age 14-16)
Actress Imani Hakim was born on August 12, 1993, in Cleveland, Ohio. Although most people decide what career path they want to take once out of high school, Hakim had already developed a strong passion for acting by age seven. She began studying acting at Cleveland's historic Karamu House Theater and appeared in many of its stage productions. The child actress landed her biggest role in 2005, when she was just 11 years old, playing “Tonya Rock,” kid sister to Chris Rock (played by Tyler James Williams) on the FOX comedy, “Everybody Hates Chris.” After the show ended, Hakim made appearances on television shows including “ER,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.” She was also cast in the feature film “Reign Over Me” and starred in the Lifetime television movie “One Angry Juror.”
Hakim currently lives in Los Angeles.