He is married to Dawn, and they have a daughter, Naya.
He was also a member of an ensemble cast for In the Mix, a teen awareness program.
As a youth, Alimi joined MindBuilders, a local New York community center dedicated to the empowerment of youth, and was cast in a play called No Laughing Matter.
Alimi actually began his career in the theater. He has been on the stages of the Manhattan Theatre Club and the National Black Theatre, where he starred in productions of Holiday Heart and Endangered Species.
Alimi was in the television movie Little Richard.
Alimi's first ever television role came when he won the part of Frankie Hubbard on the ABC daytime drama, Loving.
Alimi's first prime-time role was on New York Undercover.
Alimi moved to L.A. in 1996, and soon thereafter landed a role on Arsenio.
Alimi began his acting career while he was still in high school.
Alimi got into acting because of the urging of his grandfather.
His film credits include: Men of Honor, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert DeNiro, Deep Impact, Malcolm X and Three Days of Rain.
Alime has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Alime stands 5'9" tall.
His name is pronounced "Ali-me". But it is spelled Alimi.
Alimi: I will never forget working with Cuba Gooding Jr., ever. Ever. Ever.
Alimi: (When asked how good he was at math) I think I'm average, in all honesty. [Laughs] I'm a guy who was like a C, B student. I was good at it, but I had no passion for it.
Alimi: (On playing his character on 'Numb3rs') I love that! We kick in doors and blow things up! I hate to be a kid about that, but me and Dylan [Bruno], man, we get to fly through windows and stuff. We're the first ones in. I'm a guy who grew up watching kung-fu movies — Bruce Lee is one of my idols — so that kind of physical stuff is exciting, especially as it relates to them catching criminals.
Alimi: (On 'Numb3rs') It was smart and it was well crafted in a way that it didn't feel like these odd pieces coming together. I was impressed by that alone. This was the only thing that I read that pilot season and I was like, 'I really hope I get this!'
Alimi: (On 'Numb3rs') The first time I got my hands on this script, that was the first I had heard about this project. And when I read it I saw that it was so tight, the weaving together of these math geniuses and the way they see the world in numbers — the way the wind moves, the trajectory of birds, all these calculations and equations overlapping with how FBI guys see serial killers, how they view the world in what people are doing and their intentions. I was very impressed. I was like, 'Whoa! Who wrote this?!'