Jameela Jamil; James Blake, Height, Twitter, Net Worth, Age, Relationship

Published Date: 26 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 30 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

The aftermath of a damaging accident at the age of 17 pushed Jameela Jamil to gather some sense that later helped in her professional career journey. Now, the British sensation is renowned as a TV presenter, model, actress, and activist.

Starting off as an English teacher, Jameela Jamil found presenting as a new career path in 2009. Since the 33-year-old has carved a commendable career in media besides carrying her additional credentials as an actress and model.

Early Life & Family, Height

Jameela Jamil was born as Jameela Alia Burton-Jamil on 25 February 1986 in London, England. She grew up in the family which consists of her Indian father, a Pakistani mother, Shireen Jameel, and brother Adnandus Dyzantae.

Jameela had a struggling childhood as she was born with congenital hearing loss and labyrinthitis. Due to which, she mostly spent her early age visiting hospitals on a regular basis. On top of that, Jameela went past a dangerous accident at age 17, as she was struck by a car after being chased by a bee. The aftermath of the accident left her with broken bones and damaged spine to which the doctors feared she might never walk again. However, Jameela found recovery after prolonged treatment and physiotherapy.

Standing tall at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.79 m), Jameela was bookish from her childhood and had her academic interest in art and biology.

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Career In Media And Entertainment

Media was literally the destined path for Jameela Jamil to forge her professional career. She put brakes to her teaching profession and ringed a presenting career with Channel 4’s slot T4 in 2009. Jameela co-hosted the British breakfast TV program, Freshly Squeezed from January 2009 to December 2012.

The media personality also hosted American reality show Playing It Straight in 2012. She later had a two-year stint on BBC Radio 1’s music chart program The Official Chart from 2013 to 2015.

Catch Jameela Jamil on NBC Hollywood Game Night (Video: Instagram)

Following a breast cancer scare at age 29 in 2016, Jameela diverged her career in acting with the NBC fantasy-comedy series, The Good Place. Since the versatile diva is flaunting her acting skills as Tahani Al-Jamil.

Jameela is set to appear with the recurring role of Auntie Pushpa in the 2020 release-staged, Mira, Royal Detective.

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Salary, Net Worth

Though early in her acting career, Jameela garners the estimated net worth of about $1.9 Million. Besides, according to PayScale, her average salary as a TV host touches the figure of $55,294.

Relationship With Singer James Blake

The presenter cum model is blessed to have a company of famed English singer/songwriter James Blake. Jameela and James’ dating history rings back to 2015. However, the English pair went public with their relationship in only 2018.


Jameela Jamil with her boyfriend James Blake at the Grammy Awards on 11 February 2019 (Picture: Jameela’s Instagram)

Almost two years after making relationship public, the couple recently attended the Grammy Awards on 29 January 2020. In her IG handle, she wrote of being fortunate to wear apparel of elite clothing fashion brand, Georges Chakra and styled by her favorite designer Law Roach. Her hair was dressed by Robert Lopez.

Before finding bliss in boyfriend James, Jameela carried a long-term affair with an anonymous partner. She let go of the relationship in 2015, to which she reasoned hectic workload during her interview with The Sun.

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Some Interesting Facts About Jameela Jamil

  • During her teenage between 14 and 17, Jameela suffered from an eating disorder, Anorexia nervosa which she mentioned was the result of societal pressure.
  • Besides presenting and acting, she had a stint as a model, photographer, and a fashion scout for Premier Model Management Limited.
  • As part of the activism, Jameela launched an event and membership company named Why Not People? in 2015 dedicated to hosting live entertainment events accessible for disabled people.
  • At the age of 29, Jameela left London and relocated to Los Angeles. 
  • Recently, she flashed through her Twitter post that she got punched in the face by a man at age 19, after rejecting his proposal.
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