London-born Jameela Jamil burst on to the broadcast scene in 2008 as co-host of Channel 4’s Freshly Squeezed and T4. She went on to front shows such as Koko Pop and Playing It Straight as well as joining the BBC R1 presenting team. In 2013 she became the first female solo presenter of Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show.
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.
As a journalist who penned an extremely popular monthly column for Company Magazine, she was nominated for columnist of the year at both the PPA Awards and BSME Awards.
In 2016 Jameela made her move to US 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.