Jameela Jamil stars as Tahani Al-Jamil on NBC’s comedy “The Good Place.”
Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. In 2009, she was an English teacher picked from obscurity to host the British breakfast TV program “Freshly Squeezed,” where she went on to become a favorite weekend and weekday morning personality. In 2010, she got her first solo presenting role on the music show “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, she 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 was a frequent contributor and guest host for NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and just signed on to host the TBS late-night game show “The Misery Index,” which will premiere later this year. 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 addition to her broadcast work, Jamil has also fronted a TV ad campaign for Maybelline and has been featured on the covers of many publications, including the Guardian, the Times, Stylist, Red and US Nylon. She has also been featured in Allure, Elle, Glamour, UK Vogue, Cosmo, In Style, PAPER, Marie Clarire UK, Grazia and Esquire. 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.
Jamil 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 all over the world.