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The Life of Jameela Jamil

She started in radio, but many probably know her as Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.” Lately, she’s gaining attention for speaking out against body-shaming. This is the life of Jameela Jamil.

British radio presenter and activist

She’s a body-positive activist and a budding actress. This is Jameela Jamil. She was born in 1986 in London, to an Indian father and a Pakistani mother. She was born partially deaf and underwent several surgeries during her childhood. As a teenager, she had anorexia for several years. At 17, she was hit by a car. Her spinal column was injured, requiring her to spend a year in the hospital. She cites the car accident as what pushed her towards recovery, stating that "it changed my relationship with my body" and "figuratively knocked some sense into me"

For several years, she taught English to international students. At 22, she became a host on Britain’s Channel 4. 5 years later, she won the Glamour Award for Radio Personality of the Year. At 27, she attempted suicide — but did not reveal this until 2019. In 2014, the British tabloids attacked her for her appearance because she had gained weight due to the steroid treatment, she was required to take to treat her asthma. In 2016, at the age of 29 and following a breast cancer scare, Jamil left London and moved to Los Angeles, with no plans of acting, instead intending to DJ and work presenting radio shows.

Though she considered becoming a screenwriter, she was also cast to play Tahani Al-Jamil on “The Good Place.” The success of show quickly made her a star. At 32, she launched the “I Weigh” movement on Instagram to encourage women to define themselves by something other than their weight. In August 2018, she spoke out against magazines that airbrushed her skin to make it a lighter color. At 33, she launched a petition to ban ads for weight-loss products on Instagram. A few months later, Jamil won her fight. The social media announced that this type of ad would no longer be visible to underage users.

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11/08/2019 11:19 AM
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  • Diane Z.
    8 hours

    Wow truly inspirational

  • Ashfaq K.
    a day

    She had anotexia until she ate some white beef

  • Iqbal S.
    a day

    She suffered so much, Allah still gave a chance, let her be thankful to Allah,if she is rebellious, he might suffer another disaster

  • Goher M.
    2 days

    Megan Fox 😍

  • Farrah M.
    4 days

  • Mike S.
    5 days

    If she was a guy most people wouldn’t be bothered . She’s ethnic and opinionated and a woman. A combination men especially can’t take . Good for her 🙏🏽

  • Russell M.
    5 days

    Against the subjects what we are taught . Against the commandments how to live the life..Against the tricky market controllers that peeping into our integrity..

  • Sairra R.
    6 days

    I like her mind but girl cut your hair

  • George A.
    07/27/2020 11:24

    mUh RigHtS

  • Великая К.
    07/27/2020 11:07

    love her ❤

  • Jack F.
    07/27/2020 07:06

    Who fucken cares?

  • Sakani S.
    07/26/2020 04:11

    Woooww she is so beautiful

  • Andrea H.
    07/26/2020 02:38

    Dont say Amen it's not the right word

  • Andy W.
    07/25/2020 18:27

    Fucking Amen, if you believe god created everything hes caused all of these problems...amen for that!

  • Gary C.
    07/25/2020 06:40

    Go back to Britain and Spew your BULLSHIT THERE!

  • Khadija W.
    07/21/2020 19:26

    Syeda Samreen Zaidi

  • Julia Y.
    07/20/2020 22:08

    She is so cool

  • Kavya S.
    07/20/2020 21:49

    I love this women!

  • Naela M.
    07/20/2020 17:38

    She resembles Joanne Lumbley to me.

  • Kay K.
    07/20/2020 17:27

    ❤️