‘The Good Place’ Jameela Jamil: Life Before Fame Born on February 26th, 1986, Jameela Jamil was raised in London, England, and has a long list of both personal and career accomplishments.
However, it took a long, reflective path to get there… Jameela Jamil: Life Before Fame Jameela is a woman of many trades! She’s been active in many fields throughout the course of her life – from being a video jockey to starring in Michael Schur’s The Good Place.
Before she started working at the BBC, Jameela taught English at the Callan School of English, Oxford Street, London. She was discovered at age 22, where she then became the host of a popular entertainment show called T4 in 2009.
The same year, she also took over Alexa Chung’s spot on the TV show, Freshly Squeezed. On top of being a television host, Jamil also wrote columns for the British fashion magazine, Company for three years.
In 2012, Jameela made history at the BBC for being the first female host of the renowned The Official Chart show. Jameela Jamil speaks onstage during Aerie REALTreat in Collaboration with Create & Cultivate on June 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California Jameela Jamil: The move to Los Angeles In 2016, Jameela left everything she knew behind her: her career, her boyfriend, and the UK.
She had a breast cancer scare which prompted the spontaneous move. Although she was never formally trained in acting, she heard about an audition for a Michael Schur series (co-creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation).
She auditioned, and ultimately received the role of “Tahani Al-Jamil” in NBC’s The Good Place. The series is wrapped up its final season in 2020.
She has criticized the Kardashians and rapper Cardi B for their promoting of diet products on social media. Her efforts have been recognized by Instagram- thanks to Jameela, users under 18 are no longer exposed to any diet or detox products.
Those above 18 are now allowed to report said products.
Jameela is not afraid to use her voice or platform for positivity, and we are here for it! One of her biggest supporters is boyfriend and musician James Blake,
who have been happily dating since 2015, and even have a dog together! You can check out her informative podcast called “I Weigh with Jameela Jamil” where she has major guest stars like Debra Messing!
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