Jameela Jamil

  • Birth Name: Jameela Alia Jamil
  • Birth Place: Hampstead, London, England
  • Profession: Host, Model, Singer

Fast Facts

  • Was told she may never walk again after being hit by a car at age 17; she recuperated after many months of physical therapy.
  • After high school, she taught English to foreign students Callan School of English in London.
  • On a whim, applied for a job with Channel 4, despite not having a background in broadcasting; she began presenting on T4 in 2009.
  • Supports the Cultural Learning Alliance, which promotes access to culture for children and young people.
  • Created her own version of SpongeBob SquarePants, for a Childline charity auction.
  • Wore a chicken suit for 16 days straight, in 2013, as part of a fundraising initiative for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day.

Awards

  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedy TV Star: Nominee
  • 2020, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedy TV Star: Nominee
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