Jameela Jamil life and biography

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Jameela Jamil biography

Date of birth : 1986-02-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hampstead Heath, London
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-01-08
Credited as : Tv personality, and model, Channel 4 and T4 presenter

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Jameela Jamil is an English television presenter and model. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes especially on their T4 channel's music programmes.

Television career

When teaching English, Jamil saw an advertisement for a job with Channel 4, and sent an application; she later said "I couldn’t believe it when I got a screen test and then got the job!" Jamil appeared on the E4 show Music Zone towards the end of 2008.

In January 2009, Alexa Chung left the morning TV show Freshly Squeezed, and Jamil took over as the co-host along with Nick Grimshaw.

Jamil has presented other E4 Music programmes, interviewing celebrities such as Denzel Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and Johnny Depp. She presented "T4 on the Beach 2009", and "T4 on the Beach 2010", which was on 19 July in Weston-Super-Mare.

In November 2009, Jamil hosted the Freesports on 4 coverage of the Freeze Festival, a snow and music festival held in Battersea Power Station. Nov 2009.

Jamil presented Channel 4 Saturday morning show Koko Pop (filmed at Camden's Koko nightclub), which debuted on 10 April 2010 showing "the hottest pop acts in the UK charts". The series' six half-hour shows were repeated on T4.

Jamil presented "The Closet", an online fashion advice show on the social networking site Bebo. Created and produced by Twenty Twenty Television, it formed part of the 'Bebo Originals' commission programme. The weekly shows began on 25 August 2009, running for just over four months, featuring fashion and makeup guides, insider interviews and celebrity gossip. Site visitors could participate in the show via the site, uploading photos of their ‘best buys’ of the week and voting in polls.
Jameela was a member of the inaugural Nokia X6 All Areas entertainment reporter judging panel.


When younger, Jamil wore extra-large men's Gap tracksuits. Jamil denies that the world of modelling made her stylish, saying "that doesn't mean you have style ... you are just getting clothes put on to you", but by 2010, she was reported as a "rising star in the fashion world, carving out her own niche in feminine grunge glam outfits".

Jamil does not have a stylist, choosing her own clothes from fashion designers including Olivia Rubin, D&G, Henry Holland, Urban Outfitters, Office and high-street brand Topshop. Her style has been described as "unique looks that both reflect and inspire the UK's young, fresh fashionistas". She is fond of 1950s and 60s vintage dresses, styled after icons Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot.

Jamil has attended events such as London Fashion Week 2010 (on 18 October 2009), the opening of Whiteley's Pop Up stores in March 2010, and the first shop for the Danish fashion house, By Malene Birger (where Jamil was DJing). At the premiere of Brüno, she tripped on the red carpet.

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