Published: March 26, 2021

Actress Jameela JamilJameela Jamil, star of NBC's The Good Place and a writer and activist, will give a virtual CU Boulder talk on Thursday, April 8. Jamil is being hosted by the Cultural Events Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization. 

The free event will take place on Zoom at 6 p.m. (MDT) and is open only to current CU Boulder students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty and staff. Virtual attendees are asked to pre-register. Attendance is limited to 3,000 attendees. Audience members are encouraged to submit questions when they pre-register.

About Jameela Jamil

Jamil is known widely for playing the role of Tahani Al-Jamil in NBC's The Good Place. She also has hosted the TBS game show The Misery Index. A passionate advocate for many causes, in 2018, Jamil launched a movement and social media platform @i_Weigh which encourages women to feel valuable and look beyond the flesh on their bones. She has appeared on various talk shows including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, The Talk, GMA, The Today Show and Seth Meyers to name a few. She also has worked in media as a radio host in Britain, including on BBC Radio 1.

Past speakers on campus

Past CEB speakers have included South African-born comedian and commentator Trevor Noah; founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; comedian and commentator Hasan Minhaj; former Ohio Governor John Kasich; Olympic gymnast and author Aly Raisman; and Academy Award winner Viola Davis.