Jameela Jamil works as an actress, writer, presenter, and advocate. She was first seen on American television starring as Tahani in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe-nominated series The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson, and Kristen Bell. Jameela is host of TBS game show The Misery Index as well as being one of the judges on HBO Max’s hit competition show LEGENDARY. She voiced the character Auntie Pushpa in the Disney series Mira, Royal Detective with an all-Indian cast that includes Freida Pinto and Kal Penn and is also the voice of Roxie in Netflix’s Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous. Jameela officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain Titania in Disney+’s new television series She Hulk in 2022. She also joined the cast of the DC Comics DC League of Super-Pets, Star Trek: Prodigy and Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin as Gisela.
Jameela is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. What started as an idea and an Instagram page became a platform and community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism. Through original content, editorial and podcasts, the platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalized groups. In April 2020 the ‘I Weigh with Jameela Jamil’ podcast launched with Earwolf in which Jameela speaks to different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection. The podcast has featured names such as Gloria Steinem, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Lovato, Billy Porter, Tarana Burke, Ashley Ford and Deshaun Wesley to name a few. In addition, theI Weigh platform expanded onto YouTube to bring viewers fresh, original content to keep everyone informed and inspired with a mix of interviews, BTS, mini docs and round table discussions.
Starting her broadcast career in the UK in 2009, Jameela hosted shows including T4 and Freshly Squeezed for Channel 4. She went on to join the BBC R1 presenting team and in 2013 she became the first female solo presenter of Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show. In 2015 she made her move to the US.