Who is Jameela Jamil?
- Jameela Jamil is the first female presenter to host a program on BBC Radio One
- She appeared on the Vogue cover of the September 2019 issue Forces for Change
- She will be playing the role of an antagonist in the upcoming Disney Plus series She-Hulk
Jameela Jamil popularly known as Jam-Jam is an English comedian, actress, presenter, and activist. She was born in London to an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. Being born with congenital hearing loss, Jamil had to undergo several operations to recover.
She started her early career on channel 4 where she hosted a pop culture series T4 from 2009 to 2012. After leaving T4 in 2012, Jameela Jamil joined the fashion industry launching her clothing line and also working as a DJ in England. In 2016, she was cast in the NBC sitcom The Good Place. The series starred Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and Jamil played the role of a perfect next-door neighbor Tahani. She was also the host of BBC One's Official Chart program and became their first female solo host.
Marvel Studios has roped Jameela Jamil to play the antagonist in the upcoming Disney Plus series She-Hulk. The series will be released on August 17, 2022.
Jameela Jamil has acted in many movies and television series like How to Build a Girl, DC League of Super Pets, Marry Me, and The Misery Index. She has also voiced as a guest on the animated television series DuckTales.
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Jamil had been in a relationship with James Black, an English singer in 2015. But she broke up in 2020. She declared herself a queer after she was appointed as the judge for the American reality show Legendary.
Jameela Jamil is also a philanthropist. She appeared on C4 Orange Rockcorps 2009, to volunteer and help create a concert that could fund local community projects. She has supported the Cultural Learning Alliance, which promotes access to culture for children and young people. Jamil has also designed SpongeBob Square Pants to auction them and fund them for children.
Jamil sponsored 16,000 pounds and wore a chicken costume for 16 consecutive days to raise funds for the NGO Comic relief.
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She has received various awards and accolades. Jameela is one of the recipients of the Glamor Award for Radio Personality. She was also one of fifteen women selected to appear on the Vogue cover of the September 2019 issue Forces for Change. She is also the recipient of the Phenom Award and Advocate of the Year from the Ehlers-Danlos Society.