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On Our Radar: Jameela Jamil

She’s the The Good Place's golden girl, but Jameela Jamil's zero BS approach to body-shaming and advocacy for women has won her even more fans. Let's get you acquainted with the woman everyone is talking about.

By Natalie Cornish

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She’s the The Good Place's golden girl, but Jameela Jamil's zero BS approach to body-shaming and advocacy for women has won her even more fans. Let's get you acquainted with the woman everyone is talking about.

By Natalie Cornish

If you were a teen in the UK in the early noughties, chances are you woke up to Jameela Jamil on a Sunday morning. She was our Faustina “Fuzzy” Agolley, presenting the much-loved Channel 4 TV show T4 and counting down the week’s most popular tracks for Radio 1’s Official Chart Show.

Now, Jameela is riding high in Hollywood having landed a part in the Golden Globe nominated The Good Place two years ago. The backstory might surprise you: she left London for the west coast with no intention of becoming an actress. A breast cancer scare inspired the move; becoming a screenwriter was her goal, but her LA agent encouraged her to audition for the part of Tahani Al-Jamil in the NBC comedy. Rave reviews followed, along with a Golden Globe nomination for the show.

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