British TV personality Jameela Jamil rounds out the core cast of Good Place, Mike Schur’s 13-episode straight-to-series comedy series for NBC. She joins Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and William Jackson Harper.
This marks the acting debut for Jamil, who has built a career as a TV and radio presenter in her native England. She has hosted such shows as Channel 4’s T4 and Radio 1’s Official Chart. Jamil recently started to pursue acting, focusing on comedy.
Good Place centers on Eleanor (Bell), a woman from New Jersey who comes to realize that she hasn’t been a very good person. She decides to turn over a new leaf by learning what it actually means to be “good” or “bad,” and then trying to make up for her past behavior.
Jamil will play the the wealthy and glamorous Tessa, well educated in England, effortlessly conversant in almost anything and loving to host parties and be the center of attention.
Harper plays Chris, a kind and extremely intelligent guy who always sees the good in people. Danson plays Michael, who, through an unlikely set of circumstances, comes to be Eleanor’s guide through her self-designed self-improvement course.
Jamil is repped by UTA and 3 Arts.