Office of Student Life

Multicultural Center

An Evening with Jameela Jamil


Time: Monday, March 25, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Archie Griffin Ballroom

Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate. Jameela can currently be seen starring in Mike Schur’s series for NBC, THE GOOD PLACE where she stars opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell.

In 2009, Jameela Jamil, an English Teacher at the time, was picked from obscurity to host the British breakfast TV program Freshly Squeezed where she went on to become a favorite weekend and weekday morning face for the station T4. In 2010, Jameela got her first solo presenting role on Koko Pop, a music show filmed in Camden’s iconic club, Koko which proved to be a big hit on Channel 4. The following year Jameela fronted E4’s cult series, Playing It Straight and BBC Radio 1 announced her as the new host for their Request Show on Sunday evenings regularly. By 2013 she landed the role of first female presenter to host BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart Show.

In 2016 Jameela made her move to United States television where she was cast by Mike Schur to portray the role of Tahani on NBC’s critically acclaimed THE GOOD PLACE. The show has won both an AFI Award and a Critics Choice Award and is currently shooting its third season.

In addition to her broadcast work, Jameela has also fronted a TV ad campaign for Maybelline and has done numerous fashion shoots with magazines including American, UK Vogue, In-Style & Esquire. She also launched her own UK clothing line, JAM by Jameela Jamil. As a journalist who penned a monthly column for Company Magazine, she was nominated for columnist of the year at both the PPA Awards and the BSME Awards.

As if acting, hosting and journalism were not enough Jameela is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and social media platform called iWeigh which encourages women to feel valuable and amazing, and look beyond the flesh on their bones. The movement has been recognized by over 3 million outlets around the world such as The Washington Post, Glamour, Cosmo, Marie Claire, The Cut and Teen Vogue to name a few.



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Kelly Rudolph
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