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Birth DateFebruary 25,1986
Full NameJameela Alia Jamil
Birth NameJameela Alia Jamil
Birth CityLondon
Birth CountryEngland
Father NameAli Jamil
Mother NameShireen Jamil
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusRelation
Height180 cm
Weight55 kg
FilmographyThe Good Place, Rugrats, Harley Quinn, Star Trek: Prodigy, How to Build a Girl, Marry Me, DC League of Super-Pets
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Jameela Jamil is an English Actress. She managed to grab the limelight with her performance in the NBC fantasy comedy series, "The Good Place". Her performance got her the love and support from the audience as well as the critics.

But that is not how she started her career. The English actress started her career as a TV Presenter for "Channel 4". She worked there from 2009 until 2012. During her time there, she hosted a pop culture series in the T4 strand.

Later, Jamil went on to become the radio host of "The Official Chart". Not only that, she even co-hosted "The Official Chart Update" alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1. In 2016, the English actress decided to move to Los Angeles and since then, she has transitioned into an actress. And, she got good media exposure with her role in the new Marvel series, She-Hulk.

Let's know more about Jameela Jamil and her career. What is her relationship status? How rich is she?

Jameela Jamil's Early Life

Jameela Jamil was born on 25 February 1986 in Hampstead, London. As of 2022, she is 36 years old. She was born to her parents, Ali Jamil and Shireen Jamil. Her Ethnicity is Indo-Pakistani.

Jameela Jamil when she was a kid
A Young Jameela Jamil. Source: Instagram

When it comes to Jameela Jamil's parent's background, her father is of Indian background. Whereas her mother is of Pakistani heritage. The She-Hulk actress's parents raised her in the best way possible. However, she faced a lot of struggles during her childhood.

Jameela Jamil's Academic Background

Jamil attended Queen's College School in London for her schooling. However, she had to drop out because of the accident. Later on, Jameela went on to teach English at the Callan School of English for a couple of years.

Jameela Jamil's Struggle with Disease

Jamil has gone through a lot of struggles & suffered from several diseases. When she was born, she got diagnosed with congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis. She even has gone through multiple operations which have reduced her left ear hearing to 70%, and her right ear's hearing to 50%.

Later at the age of 9, Jamil got diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Not only that, she got diagnosed with Coeliac at the age of 12 as well. Jamil's life has not been easy but it is fair to say that, she managed to overcome all those struggles to create a happy life.

A young Jameela Jamil posing for a picture alongside her great grandmother
A Young Jameela Jamil with her great grandmother. Source: Instagram

Between the age of 14 and 17, Jamil started suffering from Anorexia Nervosa which prevented her from eating a full meal.

While everything started to seem normal, the She-Hulk actress got into a serious accident. The accident caused serious damage to her spine. Through various treatments, she managed to recover. And along with that, she even recovered from Anorexia Nervosa.

Things didn't stop getting bad for Jamil though. She experienced mercury poisoning at the age of 21.

Jameela Jamil's Battle with Depression

Not only physical health, but the English actress went through some mental health issues as well. During one of her interviews, she mentioned that she had experienced anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In 2019, Jamil confessed that she survived a suicide attempt six years prior to that date. That's not it, she confessed again about her second suicide attempt. She revealed her suicide in a talk show which aired back in 2020.

Jameela Jamil's Professional Life

During an interview, Jamil stated that she was a teacher in a school. While working as an educator, she was offered a job in a TV show. Without any hesitation, Jameela auditioned for the job of the presenter. And she got accepted as well.

Jameela Jamil's Career as a TV Presenter

It was a slow start but Jamil started experiencing improvement in her career. Within a few years, she even got to the post of co-host of the morning TV show, "Freshly Squeezed".

By 2012, Jamil was at the peak of her career. She replaced June Sarpong as the host of the reality show "Playing it Straight". However, that was not the only achievement for her during this year.

At the end of the year, the Jameela even became the host of "The Official Chart". With this improvement in her career, she became the first sole female presenter of the BBC Radio 1 chart show.

Jameela Jamil's Career as an Actress

The transition in Jamil's career came when she left London and moved to Los Angeles back in 2016. She mentioned during an interview that she had no intention of being an actress. Jameela wanted to be a screenwriter.

The She-Hulk actress even started working as a writer for 3 Arts. But upon knowing about a role for the upcoming comedy series through her agents, she stepped up. And, then, the Marvel series actress transitioned into acting without having any experience.

After some struggle, Jamil did manage to secure the role. The series premiered in 2016 and received a good response from critics. Her outstanding performance led her to be a regular cast of the NBC comedy series, "The Good Place".

Jameela Jamil and her co-star giving an expression
Jameela Jamil and her co-star in The Good Place. Source: Instagram

Ever since her debut, things have only got better for the English actress. And more good things are yet to come. She already made her appearance in the upcoming Marvel series, "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law".

Jameela Jamil's Career as an Activist

When it comes to standing for a cause, Jamil has always taken the role of an activist. In 2015, she launched, "Why Not People?". This was an event and membership company that would host live entertainment events for disabled people.

Not only that, Jameela even created an Instagram page, "I Weigh". I Weigh got created as a movement for everyone to feel amazing about their own body. Because of her involvement as an activist, she got listed in BBC's 100 Women as well.

The She-Hulk actress is an active critic of diet shakes and appetite suppressants. For promoting such things, she has criticized several celebrities as well. Her efforts led her to reach different social media to ban the practice of promoting such things. Recently, she started supporting the climate change movement as well.

Jameela Jamil's Movies and TV Shows

The She-Hulk actress entered the entertainment industry in 2016. Ever since she has appeared in several TV Shows and Movies.

Without any acting experience, she has managed to deliver some praise-worthy performances in her projects. So let's look at the Movies and TV Shows that she has appeared in until now.

List of Movies and TV Shows
Jameela Jamil Movies and TV Shows. Source: IMDB

Jameela Jamil's Movies

  • How to Build a Girl
  • Marry Me
  • DC League of Super-Pets

Jameela Jamil's TV Shows

  • The Good Place
  • DuckTales
  • Robot Chicken
  • American Dad!
  • Big City Greens
  • Crossing Swords
  • Harley Quinn
  • Animaniacs
  • Rugrats
  • Star Trek: Prodigy

Is Jameela Jamil in other Marvel Cinematic Universe projects?

No, the English actress has not appeared in any Marvel projects as of now. Jameela's debut in Marvel Cinematic Universe is the Disney+ series, "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law".

Jameela Jamil's in Marvel's She-Hulk

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is an American superhero series based on a character of the same name from Marvel comics. This series will premiere on 18 August 2022. She-Hulk played by Tatiana Maslany is the cousin of The Hulk. The series will also feature Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner. Jessica Gao is the head writer whereas Kat Coiro is the one leading the directing team for this mini-series.

Titania enters through a wall
Titania in the She-Hulk series. Source: Marvel Studios

The English actress will portray the role of Titania in this series. Titania is a long-time arch-enemy of She-Hulk in the comics. Jameela Jamil and her character Titania will surely be seen in future Marvel projects.

Jameela Jamil's Net Worth

From being a presenter to an actress, Jameela has managed to accumulate a good amount of money to her fortune.

As of 2022, Jamil's net worth is around $5 Million. The vast majority of her net worth comes from her work as a presenter, actress, brand collaborations, and sponsorships.

Who is Jameela Jamil married to? Jameela Jamil's Boyfriend and Relationship Status

The She-Hulk actress is in a committed relationship at the moment. She is dating an English Singer/Songwriter, James Blake. The couple made their relationship public at the end of 2015. They shared a photo with a caption of one year anniversary. So, it is fair to say that they started dating each other at the end of 2014.

James Blake gives a hug and kiss to Jameela Jamil while sitting in a couch
Jameela Jamil and James Blake hug each other. Source: Instagram

Even after making their relationship public, the couple have managed to keep their relationship under the radar. Both of them share a deep love but like to keep it private. 

Jameela Jamil's Instagram

When it comes to social media, Jameela Jamil is definitely one of the most active users. Talking about her Instagram, she stepped into this social media a few years back. As of now, she has 3.7 Million followers and has already made 2383 posts. 

Jameela Jamil's Pet

If you've been wondering if Jameela is a pet lover? The answer is Yes. She is a dog lover and has one at home whom she named, Barold. She is quite a busy person but whenever she gets home, she makes sure that she spend most of her time with her pet.

The love Jamil has for her pet is infinite. She has developed a very close relationship with her dog. She even shares pictures with him from time to time.

Jameela Jamil takes a selfie with her pet
Jameela Jamil with her pet, Barold. Source: Instagram

Jameela Jamil's Twitter

Apart from Instagram, the English actress is active on Twitter as well. As of now, she has 1 Million followers. She usually shares her lifestyle pictures and movie promotions on Twitter. 

The feud between Jameela Jamil and Piers Morgan

Jamil had a feud with Piers Morgan a few years back. This all started when Jamil called out Morgan in February 2020. The reason was about sharing the DMs that were sent by Caroline Flack to Morgan. 

The feud between them continued for several months. Jamil even tweeted that she almost killed herself because of Morgan's comments. Ever since then Morgan started facing backlash for his comments. 

Jameela Jamil's Height and Body

Going through every interview with Jameela Jamil, it is easy to determine that she is a humble person. Talking about her body, it is fair to say that she has maintained her body quite well. 

Jameela Jamil wears a blue dress while posing for a photo
Jameela Jamil during a photoshoot. Source: Instagram

If you go through her pictures, you can see that Jamil has a beautiful smile. Not only that, she has brown hair and brown eyes as well, which suits her face structure. She stands tall at a height of 5 ft 9 inches (180 cm) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). 

Updated On Mon Aug 08 2022 Published OnSun Aug 07 2022 By James Smith

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