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From teaching English as a foreign language to co-presenting Channel 4’s cult youth strand T4, London-born Jameela Jamil has come a long way in the last few years. With her natural charm and ease in front of the camera, she has quickly carved out a successful career in broadcast.
Bursting onto E4 in late Autumn 2008, Jameela began her presenting career on E4 Music Zones. With her stunning good looks and down to earth personality she immediately caught the attention of both viewers and producers alike.
January 2009 saw Jameela join the T4 and Freshly Squeezed family. Further presenting roles quickly followed including a fashion series for social networking site Bebo called The Closet and a co-hosting role for Sony Ericsson’s Pocket TV. 2010 saw Jameela’s first solo presenting role on Koko Pop, a music show filmed in Camden’s iconic club, Koko. The series proved a big hit with viewers and was quickly re-commissioned.
January 2012 saw Jameela on E4 fronting Playing It Straight, a reality dating show and Radio 1 announced they were signing Jameela up as one of their new young presenters, to host the Radio 1 Request Show on Sunday Evenings.
As well as her presenting duties 2012 saw Jameela launch her first clothing range, JAM by Jameela Jamil, with very.co.uk and she was also nominated for columnist of the year at both the prestigious PPA Awards and the BSME Awards for her monthly column in Company Magazine.
In addition to her broadcast work, Jameela has also fronted a TV advertising campaign for international make-up brand Maybelline and has done numerous fashion shoots with magazines including American and UK Vogue, In Style and Esquire.
From January 2013 until January 2015, Jameela became the first ever solo female presenter to host Radio 1’s Chart Show, having joined the station in 2012 hosting the request show.
In January 2015 Jameela launched the music company ‘Why Not People?’ hosting live events for people with disabilities. Coldplay, Tinie Tempah and James Blake have confirmed as headline acts for future events.
This year Jameela made her acting debut, staring alongside Ted Danson and Kirsten Bell in the new NBC Comedy ‘The Good Place’ created by Michael Schur.
Coalition Talent act as live booking agent for Jameela Jamil.