"Every penny was accounted for. And as I raised nearly 60,000,000,000 it was quite a lot of pennies. "
— Tahani to Eleanor

Tahani Al-Jamil is a character in The Good Place, played by Jameela Jamil.


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 organisations. She was schooled in Paris, France. In The Good Place she is seen as an overly good person which makes Eleanor Shellstrop insecure.

[1] 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.”

Trivia Edit

  • At one point during her life, Tahani was Baz Luhrmann's muse.


  1. Deadline: The Good Place
2. The Good Place: Tahani Al-Jamil (Episode 3, Season 1)


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