Chanel was born as the daughter of father George "Tic" Price and mother China Robinson in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.Iman was raised in Los Angeles, California along with her parents. Information regarding Chanel's siblings is missing. Chanel Iman started her modeling career at the age of 12 with Ford Models as a child model in Los Angeles.
For 2012, Iman was Sunglass Hut's summer ambassador along with Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls.
Iman was a model for Amazon Fashion's 2012 holiday campaign.
Early in 2010, Iman opened a clothing boutique in Culver City, California called The Red Bag with the help of her mother.
Iman appeared in Beyoncé's music video for "Yonce".
Chanel belongs to Korean, African and American descent. In 2006, she won third place in Ford's Supermodel of the World contest in New York.