Jameela Jamil

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Jameela Jamil is a famous English actress, model, advocate, activist, author, and presenter. Jameela Jamil is also the podcast host for “I Weigh!”. The multitalented personality is also very vocal about mental health and her struggles with mental health issues.

Early Life

Jameela Jamil was born on 25 February 1986 and she is currently 35 years old. Jameela hails from Hampstead, London, England, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Talking about her family, Jameela’s father is a Pakistani whereas her mother is a Pakistani-British. Her father is Ali Jamil and her mother is Shireen Jamil.

Regarding her educational journey, Jameela attended Queen’s College, London. However, due to her accident, Jameela was unable to complete her A-Levels. Further, her full name is Jameela Alia Jamil.

Health Issues

In an interview in the year 2015, Jameela shared that she had congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis since birth. After several correctional operations, Jameela had 70% hearing ability in her left ear and 50% in her right ear. Likewise, she has shared that she was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at age 9. It is a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body.

Further, at age 12, Jameela was diagnosed with coeliac disease. Jameela experienced mercury poisoning at age 21. she shared that this happened due to mercury leakage from amalgam teeth fillings and improper removal of them.

Similarly, as a teenager, Jameela suffered from anorexia nervosa. Then at age 17, Jameela was struck by a car while running from a bee. As a result, she had several broken bones and also damaged her spine. Although Jameela was initially told that she might never walk again, she recovered with steroid treatment and physiotherapy. She then used a Zimmer frame to start walking again.

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Caption: Jameela Jamil appearing on “The Good Place”. Source: BBC

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Jameela Jamil is a famous actress, model, radio presenter, writer, and activist. Jameela started off her career on Channel 4. There, Jameela was the host of a pop culture series in the T4 strand. It was from the year 2009 to 2012.

Subsequently, Jameela worked as a radio host of The Official Chart. She was also a co-host of The Official Chart Update, for which she worked with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1. Jameela became the 1st solo female presenter of the BBC Radio 1 chart show.

Then in the year 2016, she relocated to the United States from London. As an actress, Jameela is famous for her role as Tahani Al-Jamil in “The Good Place”. She is also famous for hosting the TBS late-night game show. She also gained fame as one of the judges of the reality competition show Legendary.

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Caption: Jameela Jamil appearing on the show ‘Legendary’. Source: Instagram

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Additionally, the actress became one of 15 women selected by guest editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The Duchess selected these women to appear on the cover of British Vogue “Forces for Change”. It was for the magazine’s September 2019 issue.

Then on 2 August 2019, Jameela received the award “Advocate of the Year”. She gained this award from the Ehlers-Danlos Society. Similarly, the actress also bagged the “Phenom” award from the 12th annual Shorty Awards. This award was held on 3 May 2020.

Talking about her career before her international fame, Jameela taught English to foreign students at the Callan School of English. She did so for 2 years in London. She also worked as a model scout as well as a model. Further, this talented personality also worked as a photographer, scout, and model agent for Premier Model Management.

Relationship Status

Jameela Jamil has been romantically involved with musician James Blake since 2015. The lovely couple is going strong ever since they started seeing each other romantically. Jameela came out as queer. This was after she received backlash after her appointment as the judge of voguing reality series Legendary.  

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Caption: Jameela Jamil posing for a photo with her lover, James Blak, at the 2020 Roc Nation Brunch in LA. Source: Popsugar

Body Measurements

Jameela Jamil stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.79 meters and her weight is around 55 kgs or 121 lbs. Likewise, the actress has chest-waist-hip measurements of 34-26-39 inches respectively. Jameela has dark brown hair and hazel brown eyes.

Social Media and Net Worth

Talking about social media presence, Jameela Jamil joined Twitter in February 2009 and so far has over 1 million followers on his @jameelajamil account. Likewise, his username on Instagram is @jameelajamilofficial in which the actress has earned over 3.4 million followers as of June 2021.

The actress then created her “Jameela Jamil” Youtube channel on October 8, 2018. Since then, she has garnered over 2.3 million views and 74.4K subscribers. Moving on, Jameela has a net worth estimation of around $8 million US dollars.

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