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Overview (2)

Born in Hampstead, London, England, UK
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jameela Jamil is an English born actress, writer, DJ, model and radio host. She was discovered at 22 years old when she was teaching English in London, UK. Her first job in media was a main host on T4, the UK's leading youth entertainment show where she made a name for herself interviewing famous actors and musicians. She also became a journalist for Cosmopolitan Magazine and the Huffington Post. After 2 years she became the face of Maybelline and Nails Inc and in 2012, she released her own clothing line after much success in the fashion industry and having shot for both British and American Vogue, Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Japanese teen vogue. 2012 also saw her nominated for the PPA and BSME awards for her writing. Later that year she was recruited by BBC Radio 1, to host her own show on their network, which would lead to a promotion in 2013, where she made history as the first woman in its 60 years on air, to host the Official Chart on the esteemed radio station. With much success, including several awards for radio and a growing DJ career she stayed on at the network until 2015, when she left to pursue a writing career in the United States. After signing as a comedy writer at 3ARTS and being taken on by UTA, in spite of never having acted before, she was sent to audition for Mike Schur's latest project on NBC, The Good Place, to star opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. The comedy series will air fall of 2016 for 13 episodes.

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Trade Mark (1)

Towering height and slender frame

Trivia (8)

A writer, DJ, host, actress and model, she was born to an Indian father and mother. She broke her back in a car accident at seventeen, leaving her bed bound for a year and a half. She used to be an English Teacher.
She is of Indian descent.
Used to teach English to foreign students.
She had never acted prior to being cast in The Good Place (2016 - ).
She was bullied in school due to her race and weight.
She was born with congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis, for which she had to have several operations to correct. She states that she has "70% audibility in her left ear and 50% in her right ear" as of 2015.
Her father is Indian and her mother is from Pakistan.
She has Coeliac disease and asthma.

Personal Quotes (1)

I'm going to reduce my dwindling sex factor by wearing a full chicken suit for a month to all work and events IF I raise £50,000 for Red Nose Day 2013 to change lives both here in the UK and in Africa," the TV / Radio presenter announced. And that's where you come in. If you sponsor me, you'll be helping to make the world of difference. [It] dramatically lessens my chances of pulling. I won't leave the house without the thing. So I'm giving up love for charity... I will wear the chicken suit 15th March- 15th April. (So essentially I wont get laid 15th march-15th April) Donate!

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