About Jameela Jamil

Jameela Alia Jamil is a well-known English actress, radio presenter, model, writer, and an activist where she was actively working from 2009 to now.

Quick Info
Full NameJameela Alia Jamil
Date of Birth25 February 1986
Birth PlaceLondon, England
OccupationActress, Radio presenter, Model, Writer and Activist.
Partner(s)James Blake (2015–present)
Net worthUS $1.9 million

Personal Life and Relationship

Jameela Jamil was born on 25 February 1996 in Hampstead, London as a daughter of an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. As a sibling, she had a brother whose name is Adnandus Dyzantae.

From 2015, she was in a relationship with a musician James Blake, who is well known as an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer from London.

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Nationality and Physical Stat

Jameela Jamil holds both English and British Nationality, where her father belongs from Indian, and her mother was from Pakistani ethnic background. She is currently 43 years old with a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m), where her weight is 69kg. Her body measurements are 34-25-35. She had got a black hair color with brown light eye color. As she was born on February 25, 1986, her zodiac sign is Pisces. 

Early Life

Jameela Jamil had a congenital hearing loss and Labyrinthitis, which is also known as vestibular neuritis from the date when she was born. After being born with this kind of health problem, she had to go through several operations, and now, she can only hear 70% from her left ear and only 50% from her right ear. After that, when she turned into nine, she was also diagnosed with the hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and at the age of 12, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. She had also said that, at the age of 21, she had mercury poisoning health issues.

Jameela Jamil also said that between the ages of 14 and 17, she was not allowed to eat a full meal because she had anorexia nervosa, so being a teenager, she had to go through lots of a hard time. She cannot eat what she likes and can’t eat a full meal at that time.

After that, she goes through an accident at the age of 17 where she was hit by a car while running from Bee attack where she broke her bones and her spine was also damaged. After that accident, she had to go through steroid treatment and physiotherapy, and she slowly started to recover. Then, she used the Zimmer frame walk, and she said that the accident changed her relationship with her body. 

Later, Jameela Jamil was seen working as a teacher for two years and she also did modeling and worked as a photographer. She was also seen working as a fashion scout and model agent for Premier Model Management Limited. 

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Jameela Jamil stated that she joined Queen’s College School, which was located in London but, because of an accident, she could not complete her A-levels. After that, she started to teach English for two years in the Callan School of English in London.



Early Media 

Jameela Jamil has started her media career by appearing on the E4 show Music Zone, which was in 2008, and later in 2009, she was seen presenting T4. After that, she became a co-host of the TV show Freshly Squeezed. Further, she presented an online fashion advice show “The closet,” on the Bebo website, a social networking site, and Twenty Twenty Television produced it in the year 2010. 

Later, she was seen writing articles for the company, a monthly magazine about fashion, celebrity, and lifestyle. After that, she became the host of the reality show “Playing it Straight” in 2012 January. Later, she debuts her first fashion collection after cooperating with Very in 2012 June, who was well known as British online retailer. After that, she was seen hosting the radio of “The Official Chart” and being the co-host of “The Official Chart Update” at the end of 2012. Later, Jamil became the first solo female presenter in the BBC Radio 1 Chart show’s radio history.  


Jameela Jamil began her career in acting after she came to Los Angeles in 2016, but she moved there for a screenwriting work, and she has no idea that she would be an actress. Later, she knew that Michael Schur was looking for a British actress for his movie, which her agent told her, but she didn’t have any experience in the acting field.

Later, she decided to try it and she gave an interview, and she was again called for the next interview, and she got a role in his series. After that, she became the regular cast member of NBC series, as a Tahani Al-Jamil in “The Good Place,” which is a fantasy-comedy television series.

After that, in 2018 February, she made her first American magazine cover on the issue of “The Cut.” Later, she also voiced on the animated series DuckTales. She was also seen in Disney’s Indian-inspired cartoon set in fictional Jalpur as a Miras’s Auntie Pushpa in 2018, which is looking forward to air on the Disney channel in the year 2020. After that, she became the host of the final season of “Last Call with Carson Baly,” an entertainment program, entitled “Wide Awake with Jameela Jamii.

Later, from 2019, Jameela Jamil became the host of “The Misery Index,” known as a comedy game show. In 2020 she was seen in Playboy magazine’s “On Speech” issue. She also debuted her podcast, which is “I weight with Jameela Jamil,” where she explained women’s accomplishments, positive thoughts about body and activism, and racial inclusivity in 2020.

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In 2015, Jameela Jamil launched an event called “Why Not People,” where it was accessible to people with disabilities, where she is actively working for the betterment of the people.


Jamil was also seen on “C4 Orange Rockcorps 2009”, where she helped create fund local community projects. She did lots of charity work where she was sponsored £1600.



Jamil was one of the women where she was selected to cover the issue of British Vogue “Forces for Change” in September 2019. Later, she was awarded as an “Advocate of the Year” which was received from the Ehlers-Danlos Society in August 2019, and then, on May 2020, she was also able to get the “Phenom” award which was of 12th annual Shorty Awards. 

Net worth

The estimated net worth of Jamil is $1.9 million.