"Every penny was accounted for. And as I raised nearly 60,000,000,000 it was quite a lot of pennies. "
Tahani Al-Jamil is Pakistani-English. She was raised in high society England and subsequently was very well educated. In her life and afterlife, she is regarded as highly intelligent, a brilliant conversationalist, and a wonderful hostess. One of her most impressive achievements was raising sixty billion dollars for a non-profit organization. She was schooled in Paris, France. In The Good Place she is seen as an overly good person which makes Eleanor Shellstrop insecure.
 In her life she did many good things, but the anguish of being overlooked by her parents and overshadowed by her younger sister Kamilah resulted in a lifelong bitter jealousy. Although her actions were mostly good, her motivations were corrupt which resulted in her being sent to the bad place.
She frequently name-drops celebrities by first name only, as in: “I haven’t been this upset since my good friend Taylor was rudely upstaged by my other friend Kanye, who was defending my best friend, Beyoncé.”
- At one point during her life, Tahani was Baz Luhrmann's muse.
- In the original casting announcement, the character was named Tessa.
- She is self-conscious of how tall she is.
- Because all of her good deeds were done out of selfish desire (one-upping her sister and attempting to make her parents proud,) and not of selflessness, her actions did not count towards her final score in life, which lead her to her placement in the bad place created by Michael.