Who is Jameela Jamil?

Jameela Jamil is a British actress who has been involved in the entertainment field since 2009 to till date. She is also a radio presenter, model, writer, and activist. Initially, she started her career as a model, photographer and later worked as a TV host. She then established herself as an actress owing to her role in the American fantasy comedy series ‘The Good Place.’ She has gone through many tragic experiences, such as rapes and an accident in her life. Apart from that, she also supports the climate change movement and volunteers to help create a concert to fund local community projects.

Quick Info
Full NameJameela Alia Burton-Jamil
ProfessionActress, Radio Presenter, Model, Writer, Activist
Birth DateFebruary 25, 1986
Birth PlaceHampstead, London, England
Star SignPisces
ParentsFather: Ali Jamil
Mother: Shireen Jamil
BrotherAdnandus Dyzantae
RelationshipJames Blake
Net Worth$5 million
Height5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m)
Weight69 kg (152lbs)
Body Measurements34-25-35 inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

Jameela Jamil


Jameela Jamil was born on February 25, 1986, as the name Jameela Alia Burton-Jamil in Hampstead, London, England. She was born to her father, Ali Jamil, and her mother, Shireen Jamil. She grew up with her elder brother, Adnandus Dyzantae. Her father is an Indian while her mother is from Pakistan. They both migrated after their marriage. She is currently 34 years old, having Pisces sun sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jameela Jamil holds British nationality and is of mixed descent. Besides, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (180cm/1.80m) tall and weighs 69 kg (152lbs). Her body measurements are 34-25-35 inches, respectively. She has a pair of dark-colored eyes with black hair color complimenting her slim body figure.

Education/Early life

Jameela’s parents divorced during the 1980s. As a child, she suffered from a lot of health issues. She had a congenital loss of hearing and labyrinthitis and was also diagnosed with a genetic disorder known as hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. During her teens, she was hit by a car, and lots of her bones were fractured. Talking about her education, she attended Queen’s College School in London.

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Jameela Jamil has presented many TV shows to date. She started her career in 2009 in ‘Freshly Squeezed’ as a lead host who ran till 2012. She also hosted other shows like ‘T4’ from 2009 to 12, ‘Playing It Straight’ in 2012, ‘Celebrity Juice’ in series 11 in 2014, and ‘The Great Comic Relief Bake Off’ in 2015 in series 2. Likewise, in 2016 she starred in the comedy series ‘The Good Place’ where she played as the main lead of Tahani Al-Jamil. This series ran till 2020. She has also presented a 2018 game show and a late-night talk show named ‘Hollywood Game Night’ and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’, respectively. She has voiced over for various characters in several series like ‘Duck Tales’ in 2019, ‘American Dad!’ ‘Big City Greens’, ‘Harley Quinn’ and ‘Mira, Royal Detective’ in 2020.

Furthermore, she has also been part of movies like ‘How to Build a Girl’ in 2019 and ‘Marry Me’ in 2020. Similarly, she has also presented and hosted a radio show like ‘The Official Chart’ from 2013 to 2015 on BBC Radio 1. She has also modeled for British and American Vogue, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Teen Vogue.

Jameela Jamil Philanthropy & Activism

Jameela Jamil has volunteered to organize a concert to raise funds for the development of the local community. She has also extended her support to the ‘Cultural Learning Alliance’ which encourages youngsters and children to expose themselves to diverse cultures. Likewise, she has also organized an event and membership organization ‘Why Not People?’ to create live entertainment programs accessible to people with disabilities. She supports activists such as Jane Fonda and Greta Thunberg.

Personal Life 

Jameela Jamil has been dating songwriter, musician, and record producer James Blake since 2015. Besides, she has also stated that she has been raped in the past and had survived a suicide attempt in 2013.

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Jameela Jamil has been honored with various awards for her work. She became the Advocate of the Year by the ‘Ehlers-Danlos Society’ in 2019. She has also won the Phenom Award at the 12th annual shortly award on May 3, 2020.


Jameela Jamil has an active Instagram account (jameelajamilofficial) with 3.3 million followers and a Twitter account (@jameelajamil) with 1.1 million followers. She doesn’t have an official Facebook page.

Net Worth

Jameela Jamil is a well-known actress who is recognized worldwide for her fantastic performance. Her net worth as of 2020 is $5 million.