Everybody Hates Chris

Imani Hakim: Where’s Tonya from Everybody Hates Chris?

Imani Hakim was still in elementary school when he realized that he loved acting. Her parents supported the girl’s dream, especially her father, a photographer enchanted by art, and she got great public attention by getting the role of Tonya in Everybody Hates Chris.

The series was a great success all over the world and, in Brazil, it was no different, since the four seasons of the series were shown in repetition mode by fans. However, as time went by, the actors lost their spotlight, including Hakim.

After so long after finishing the series, what happened to the actress? Find out now where Imani Hakim of Tonya of Everybody Hates Chris is!

Imani Hakim: Life after Success

Everybody Hates Chris was closed in 2009 and many actors and actresses, as they are quite new to the audiovisual market, gained great focus with the acclaimed sitcom, as was the case with Imani.

She ended up making small appearances in some series like The Wizards of Waverly Place and State of Affairs, but her next highlight happened only in 2014 when Tonya’s interpreter was cast as the protagonist of the film The Gabby Douglas Story, in which the story of the Olympic medalist.

In addition, Imani Hakim also managed to attract attention for his role in Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet as Dana. The series also belongs to the comedy genre, which only reinforces Hakim’s talent for acting in lighter productions.

However, even though she started her career as a member of the cast of Everybody Hates Chris, her career has developed and Hakim has shown the potential to cope not only on camera but also behind them.

As director and producer, Imani brought Nightcap to life: Mariana, a 12-minute short film focused on a first meeting that discusses love and the need to overcome the past, leaving it behind.

Imani Hakim Behind the Screens

Imani Hakim

Despite his prominence, as Tonya in the cast of Todo Mundo Hates Chris and the talent he has shown behind the camera, it is important to remember that Hakim is also a normal person with tastes and difficulties.

In an interview with Sheen Magazine, the actress talked about the period when she dealt with anxiety and depression and how scary things seemed to her. However, she managed to talk to important people in her life, fighting the urge to isolate herself, and she managed to overcome the bad feelings that haunted her.

In addition, Imani Hakim, as a black woman, is an important part of activism struggling to mitigate the effects of racism that persist around the world. She uses her prominence as a well-known actress to raise important agendas on her social networks and also in street protests.

How is Imani Hakim today? The actress from the cast of Todo Mundo Hates Chris is still in the artistic field, but she also discovered in herself the desire to fight for the things she believes in. We hope to see much more of it, both in front and behind the cameras!

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Game blogger, skydiver and a mother of 2. A part-time writer and also a gamer. As of now, I only play games on my PC. But who knows, I might get a PS4 someday.