Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. Jameela can currently be seen starring in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe-nominated series for NBC, The Good Place, where she stars opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. In addition, she is the host of the TBS late night game show The Misery Index which premieres this October. Jamil has also been cast in the Disney series Mira, Royal Detective with an all-Indian cast that includes Freida Pinto and Kal Penn, set to air in 2020.
In 2009, Jameela Jamil, an English teacher at the time, was picked from obscurity to host the British breakfast TV program Freshly Squeezed where she went on to become a favorite weekend and weekday morning face for the station T4. In 2010, Jameela got her first solo presenting role on Koko Pop, a music show filmed in Camden’s iconic club Koko which proved to be a big hit on Channel 4. The following year Jameela fronted E4’s cult series Playing It Straight and BBC Radio 1 announced her as the new host for their Request Show on Sunday evenings. By 2013 she landed the role of first female presenter to host BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show. She also served as a journalist and contributor for various UK publications as well as a DJ in the UK.
In 2016 Jameela made her move to United States television where she was cast by Mike Schur to portray the role of Tahani on NBC’s critically acclaimed The Good Place. The show has won both an AFI Award and a Critics Choice Award and is currently in its third season.
In addition to her broadcast work, Jameela has also fronted a TV ad campaign for Maybelline and has been featured in many publications, including gracing the covers of The Guardian, The Times, Stylist, Red and US Nylon, as well as featured in Allure, Elle, Glamour, UK Vogue, Cosmo, InStyle, PAPER, Marie Claire UK, Grazia and Esquire to name a few. As a journalist who penned a monthly column for Company Magazine, she was nominated for columnist of the year at both the PPA Awards and the BSME Awards.
Jameela is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and social media platform @i_Weigh, which encourages women to feel valuable and look beyond the flesh on their bones. The movement has been recognized by both media outlets and the movement’s hundreds of thousands of followers over the world.