Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil | Speaker at the C2 Montréal 2020 business conference
Actress, writer, host and advocate
Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multihyphenate who works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. Jameela was first seen on American television starring as Tahani in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe–nominated series The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. In 2020, she will reprise her role as host on the TBS game show The Misery Index. Jameela will also voice the character Auntie Pushpa in the Disney animated series Mira, Royal Detective with an all-Indian cast that includes Freida Pinto and Kal Penn. In addition, she is one of the judges on HBO Max’s new competition show Legendary.

Jameela is an advocate for many causes, and in 2018 launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. What started as an idea and an Instagram page became a platform and community of change-makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism. Through original content, editorial and podcasts, the platform explores social issues that stem from mental health to climate change to the representation of marginalized groups. In April 2020, the I Weigh with Jameela Jamil podcast launched with Earwolf. In the podcast, Jameela speaks to different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh amplifies and empowers diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection. The podcast has featured names such as Gloria Steinem, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Lovato, Billy Porter, Tarana Burke, Ashley Ford and Deshaun Wesley, to name a few. In May 2020, the I Weigh platform expanded onto YouTube to bring viewers fresh, original content to keep everyone informed and inspired with a mix of interviews, BTS, mini-docs and round table discussions.

Jameela has also appeared on numerous talk shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, The Talk, Good Morning America, The Today Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers, to name a few. She has also been featured in various fashion and editorial publications including Glamour, British Vogue, Elle, InStyle, Allure, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and Stylist.

Find out more about Jameela, her work and her advocacy at I Weigh