Imani Hakim Set to Play Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas in Biopic

Imani Hakim


Imani Hakim, best known for her role as Tonya Rock on the UPN/CW sitcom “Everybody Hates Chris,” is set to star in the Lifetime Original Movie The Gabby Douglas Story (working title), produced by Sony Pictures Television.

The movie details the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon, who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African-American ever to be named Individual All-round Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympics.

Hakim will play Gabby Douglas, as a teenager and young adult.

The cast also includes Sydney Mikayla, who will portray Douglas during her childhood, Peabody Award-winning actress Regina King as her mother, and Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winner S. Epatha Merkerson as her grandmother.

The Gabby Douglas Story is set to air Sat, Feb. 1 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime.