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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

436 comments

  • Siddhant S.
    02/13/2021 14:55

    **Siductive Saturday** Episode 2 **Our Bodies: A body shaming motivation song** ❤️Spread it fam❤️ https://youtu.be/35bSsEpKbEI

  • Habib K.
    10/17/2020 15:32

    In our language Randi no I

  • Amirkhan K.
    10/17/2020 14:16

    She live in illusion with fear. ...

  • Bin M.
    10/09/2020 13:32

    These type of women end up washing dishes for there husbands

  • Umair S.
    10/09/2020 11:21

    Get lost 🤣

  • Lawrence H.
    10/08/2020 18:34

    I love her. She’s super gorgeous. And my favorite character in “the good place” tv show.

  • William M.
    10/08/2020 12:08

    Fighting the good fight! I appreciate you!

  • Marie C.
    09/26/2020 01:26

    she killed her unborn baby not a role model.

  • Stijn S.
    09/09/2020 20:01

    What BS. If you do not like the standards of your industry, leave. Art requires estetics. Ugly fat women are not estetic and should not be on the screen. Period.

  • Marcais O.
    09/08/2020 16:30

    Ah change the bloody record would ya

  • Christopher B.
    09/05/2020 08:11

    Lol if there was a patriarchy holding you back you wouldn’t be able to speak as you do

  • Jahan K.
    08/23/2020 07:30

    U go girl 💪🏽 Inspirational ✌🏽

  • Patrick S.
    08/20/2020 00:25

    Stuff her and her feminism

  • Shifa S.
    08/18/2020 18:54

    I love the rebel in her, be confident in your own skin

  • Edziu W.
    08/17/2020 16:11

    all should embrace you achievement.👍

  • Kathleen R.
    08/16/2020 01:47

    Get a better wig

  • Lee L.
    08/13/2020 23:01

    What a load of dribble 🤷‍♂️

  • Sannaa R.
    08/07/2020 20:06

    😛

  • Hafsa S.
    08/06/2020 22:08

    Surely inspirational

  • Mark L.
    08/06/2020 21:51

    Yawn...

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