Jess Chanliau Biography

Jess Chanliau is a trans-identified non-binary bilingual American actor, singer, and movement artist. She advocates for equal gender and race representation in the film industry. Jess preferentially plays trans roles in plays and movies. Because of the trans identity, Jess preferred to be called they/their/them instead. 

Early Life

Based on reports, Jess was born on 15th August 1990 to her mother Irish mother and French father. Jess grew up speaking English and French. For their middle and high school, Jess went to France. During their time there Jess also attended a Theatre School, Cours Florent. For the final year of high school, Jess flew back to California, USA, and joined the performing arts program at the Marin School of the Arts.

Jess did a BA in acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasglow, UK. Chanliau was an exchange artist from Scotland to France and performed at the Conservatoire National Supériuer d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Jess spent an entire year in Paris studying and performing. While studying in Europe Jess faced a lot of transphobias. They used to have trouble with the language as French is a very binary language. 

Jess Chanliau Career

Chanliau is a trained actor and started performing at a very young age. Jess spent years studying and performing in France, Paris, Scotland, Glasgow, and Santa Maria. In 2019 Jess played over 20 different characters in the play South Bend at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Later they went on a tour with the play throughout Scotland. Jess has played the role of Viola, an intrinsically trans character in the play Twelfth Night and the queer role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.

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Chanliau has also played several other roles in different Shakespeare plays. Jess’ first movie role was a supporting role in The Riven. They appeared in one episode of Brave New World as BJill23 in 2020. In 2020, Jess filmed their first feature-length movie Inmate Zero in the lead role of Stone. The film was released worldwide. Most recently they were seen on the television show The Diplomat as Ronnie for eight episodes.

In addition to acting Jess has also learned techniques of  Lecoq, Laban, Yoga, and Acrobatics. Jess did a residency with the Scottish Trans Alliance. They studied the rights of the trans community and how to advocate their rights. Jess is planning to work as an equity and diversity officer.

Jess Chanliau Biography

Real Name Jess Chanliau
Birth Date August 15, 1990
Age (as of 2023) 32 Years
Birth Place United States
Profession Actress
College French College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green



Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian?
Who is her partner? None
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Personal life

Jess is a openly trans person who doesn’t like to share personal relationships with the media. Thus, Jess didn’t share details about their love or partner on social media. They have kept their personal life private. Jess has only shared pictures of her acting projects. Chanliau is more focused on her work.

Jess Chanliau Net worth

Jess’ primary source of income is through movies and television shows. They have appeared on a few shows so far. Their estimated net worth is $300 thousand.


  • Jess can do different accents and she is really good at American, French, and German accents.
  • She is fluent in French and Spanish.
  • Jess’ favorite sport is swimming.

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