Gabi is Maria and and Luis's daughter.
She is good friends with Miles, Susan and Gordon's son, and the two attended and graduated from high school together. Gabi helps the Sesame Street Muppets deal with their problems, and teaches them important life lessons, such as the importance of sharing and helping others.
Desiree Casado is the second actress to play Gabi after Sonia Manzano's real-life daughter, Gabriela, who left the show when she began kindergarten. Casado is now in her 13th season with Sesame Street, which she considers her home away from home.
Casado's film credits include I Like it Like That, Bed of Roses, Joe's Apartment, Wishful Thinking, and the independent film Juicy. She has also appeared in various commercials. In 2007, she landed a small role on the soap opera One Life to Live.
Performing is Casado's passion, and she would like to pursue a dancing and acting career. She loves to dance, especially hip hop, and has done so with the dance group Eithne. She is currently in college majoring in early childhood education.