• About

    Jameela Jamil

    Jameela Jamil works as an actress, writer, host and advocate.  

    Jameela was first seen on American television starring as Tahani in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe-nominated NBC sitcom The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. The Good Place went on to win Critics’ Choice Television, AFI, Peabody and Television Critics Association awards. She is the host of all three seasons of the TBS game show The Misery Index and served as one of the judges for three seasons of HBO Max's hit competition show, Legendary.  

  • In 2022, she officially joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where she originated the first on-screen role of the Marvel villain Titania in the series She Hulk: Attorney at Law, for Disney+. She joined the cast of DC Comics animated feature film DC League of Super-Pets voicing the role of Wonder Women, as well as the Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek: Prodigy voicing Ensign Asencia, for Paramount+. The same year she joined the cast of Peacock’s comedy series Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin in the role of up-and-coming pop star Gisela and was a guest star in Poker Face, a murder mystery series directed by Rian Johnson for the same network. Jameela stars as the story narrator in the 2023 Netflix movie Love At First Sight alongside Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy. Jameela also served as host and executive producer of the chart-topping Bad Dates comedy podcast.  

    Off-screen, Jameela is a powerful mental health activist. In 2018, she launched a movement and allyship platform called I Weigh — a platform and community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism; exploring social issues that stem from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalized groups. I Weigh publishes original content featuring interviews, editorial stories, BTS, mini docs, round-table discussions, informational assets and more across Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.  

    In April 2020, the I Weigh with Jameela Jamil podcast launched with Earwolf in which Jameela speaks to a variety of thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about their own experiences and stories with their mental health. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection. The podcast has featured guests such as Gloria Steinem, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda, Billy Porter, Demi Lovato, Tarana Burke and Alok Vaid-Menon to name a few.  

    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 Radio 1 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.