The celebrated TV personality Jameela Jamil could best be described as a survivor. Despite all the challenges and struggles, she passed through in her teenage days, she has attained a lot in her career. She became a professional presenter in 2009 after she landed a gig in the British breakfast show, Freshly Squeezed. Later on, she played as a host for the BBC Radio show, The Official Chart. That’s not all, she has also made waves as an actress and vocal opponent of fat on social media. Let’s explore more about her through this article.
Why is Jameela Jamil famous?
- An English actress, radio presenter, model, and writer.
- Her starring roles in The Good Place (NBC comedy series) as Tahani.
When was Jameela Jamil born?
Recalling her early life, Jamil was born in London, England, in the United Kingdom in the year 1986. Her birth name is Jameela Alia Burton-Jamil and she is currently 33 years old.
Her father’s name is unknown and her mother is Shireen Jamil. She was born with congenital hearing loss and labyrinths which later affected speech and the partial loss of her right ear. While trying to salvage herself, Jameela became a victim of anorexia she avoided meals just to keep slim and look attractive.
Then at the age of 17, she was involved in a ghastly car accident that almost led to paralysis. She suffered from broken bones and a damaged spine and was also bedridden for two years. She has a sibling namely, Adnandus Dyzantae. She holds English- British citizenship and mixed (Indian- Pakistani) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Pisces.
Where is Jameela Jamil educated?
Concerning her education, Jamil went to Queen’s College, an independent girls’ school on Harley Street in London. However, she didn’t complete her A-levels education.
When did Jameela Jamil begin her acting career?
- Moving towards her career, Jamil used to teach English to Foreign students in her past days. Then, she appeared on the E4 show Music Zone towards the end of 2008. Likely, she began presenting T4 in 2009.
- During 2009, Alexa Chung left the morning TV show Freshly Squeezed; Jamil succeeded Chung as co-host, alongside Nick Grimshaw.
- Additionally, She presented The Closet, an online fashion advice show on the social networking site Bebo. Likewise, from 2011 to 2014 she wrote a column for Company, the women’s monthly magazine. Later, She replaced June Sarpong as the new host of Playing It Straight a reality show in which one woman spent time with a group of men.
- In 2012, it was announced that Reggie Yates would leave BBC Radio 1 and Jamil would replace him. At the end of 2012, Jamil became the radio host of The Official Chart and was the co-host of The Official Chart Update alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1. Jamil made radio history becoming the first solo female presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Chart show.
- Besides that, She is also being a regular cast member of the NBC fantasy comedy series The Good Place, where she plays Tahani Al-Jamil, alongside Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. Whereas, Jamil’s character became known for her tendency to name drop.
- Additionally, she made her first American magazine cover on the February 2018 edition of The Cut. She provided her voice as a guest on the animated television series DuckTales.
- During 2018, She also joined the cast of Disney’s Indian-inspired cartoon set in fictional Jalpur. Likewise, in 2018, She began hosting a recurring segment on the Last Call with Carson Daly titled Wide Awake with her.
- In 2018, She joined the cast of Disney’s Indian-inspired cartoon set in fictional Jalpur. Mira, Royal Detective is expected to air on Disney Junior channels in 2020, with her playing Mira’s Auntie Pushpa.
- Since 2019, She has been the host of The Misery Index, a comedy game show on TBS.
Is Jameela Jamil married?
Reflecting on her personal life, Jamil is going out with a singer and songwriter, James Blake since 2015. She made their relationship public in 2018 by posting a picture of them together in her Twitter account. Their relationship is now five years old and still, this couple is enjoying each other’s company.
How much is Jameela Jamil’s worth?
Being a TV personality, Jamil has an estimated net worth of $8 million at present. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed. Her major source of income is her profession as BBC one radio show host and as one of the top models of England and in the USA due to her all-time slim body figure and unique skin complexion.
Similarly, She has modeled for both British and American Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Premier Model Management Limited, and Teen Vogue. Also, she earns as a writer and has written well-noted articles for The Times, Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, and Company. Further information regarding her cars, houses and other assets is currently under review.
How tall is Jameela Jamil?
Observing her body physics, Jamil stands a height of 5 feet 11 inches. Additionally, she weighs 69 Kg and her bra size is 34B. Similarly, her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown. Further, her body measures around 34-25-35 inches. Her dress is 4 (US) and her shoe sizes are 7 (US).