Xelia Mendes-Jones Is Transgender: Is He Married Or Dating? Other Interesting Facts


Actor Xelia Mendes-Jones came out as transgender in 2023 and uses ‘he/they’ pronoun

Xelia Mendes-Jones, a transgender male, made waves with his portrayal of the non-binary character Dane in the Amazon Prime series Fallout. With so, it would undoubtedly attract fan concerns about Xelia’s relationship status—if he is married, it seems he is not.

Mendes-Jones, who uses he/they pronouns, didn’t exclusively give insights on his transition journey to transgender. So, when did the actor come out as a trans? In this article, we have covered everything about Xelia’s family, relationship, and career journey.

Quick Facts

Name Xelia Mendes-Jones
Date of BirthMid-1990s
Place of BirthLondon, England
ProfessionActor, Model
GenderMale (Transgender)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Career Active2018- present
Social MediaInstagram

Where Is Xelia Mendes-Jones From? Nationality And Ethnicity

Xelia Mendes-Jones was born and raised in London, England. ‘The Wheel of Time‘ actor is English by nationality and of mixed ethnicity- he is half English and half Indian. As reported, one of his parents has an Indian heritage.


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What Is Xelia Mendes-Jones’ Age? Height And Physical Attributes

Mendes-Jones was born in the mid-1990s, though the exact date of his birth is unknown. As of this writing, Xelia is allegedly in his late 20s.

Transgender actor Xelia, 5 feet 10 inches tall, has black hair and hazel eyes
Transgender actor Xelia, 5 feet 10 inches tall, has black hair and hazel eyes (Source: Instagram)

Born a female, the English actor underwent a gender transition to a male and now has a muscular look. He is 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and has black and hazel eyes.

AgeLate 20s
Height in feet and inches 5 feet 10 inches
Height in cm178 cm
Height in m1.78 m
Weight in kg59 Kg
Weight in pounds130 lbs
Hair ColorBlack
Eyes ColorHazel

When Did Xelia Come Out As A Transgender? Preferred Pronouns

Throughout these years, Xelia has preferred short and long hair, and many assume that his (then-her) hairstyle change was a subtle hint of gender transition. In May 2021, Mendes-Jones made an Instagram post with a shoulder-cut hairstyle and captioned, “They’re just a little bit genderfluid; they’re still good.”

A month later, in June 2021, the actor (who had yet to confirm that he is transgender) shocked many with his appearance– a short haircut and a male-like appearance.

Xelia's picture comparison before and after gender transformation
Xelia’s picture comparison before and after gender transformation (Source: Instagram)

Amid his ongoing talks about sexuality, the Fallout star talked about his gender identity in January 2023, stating he preferred “he/him or they/them” pronouns or even she/her, claiming himself non-confrontational.

It all meant that he came out as transgender. In February 2023, Xelia made it evident that he underwent top surgery and was on testosterone injection, as his picture clearly showed him with a mustache and more masculine looks.

Following a year, in February 2024, he posted an IG story stating that he was only using “he/they” pronouns.

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Is Xelia Mendes-Jones Married? Who’s Her Partner?

The English model-turned-actor has remained mum about his relationship status. Let alone marriage and life partner; there are no reports/hints of his dating story. Many ask if Xelia had a boyfriend before he became a trans male, though no answers are out.

Mendes-Jones occasionally shares posts on his Instagram and barely any of those hint at his romantic life. He is quite a low-key lover actor; along with his love life, he has kept blindfolds to eyes gazing at his family details. As of this writing, Xelia is allegedly single.

Xelia Was An Athlete And Model At College

Growing up, Xelia was into athletics and sports. As reported, he (then ‘she’) competed and won in the U15 category of the U.K. Javelin Carnival in June 2011. Then, in August of that year, Mendes-Jones received a silver medal in the U15 Sthern Counties Championship.

According to his Instagram posts, he was also into soccer and played around 2017-18.

According to his interview with The Tab, he was a freshman at the University of Cambridge in 2016. At the end of his first year, Xelia (who then was a female) was scouted at Strawberries and Creem, which embarked on his modeling career.

As reported, he tried to sign up with an agency earlier, and his mom took him to agencies throughout London, but he was rejected.

Mendes-Jones worked as a model before diving into acting
Mendes-Jones worked as a model before diving into acting (Source: Instagram)

Signed with The Milk Collective, a modeling agency, he collaborated with many make-up artists, designers, and photographers for photoshoots.

He modeled in campaigns for brands like D-FORCE by DIOR and Kappa, with magazine cover appearances in Kalt Bult Magazine, Suspira Magazine, Her Magazine, Schon Magazine, and Harrods Magazine.

In early 2020, Xelia Mendes-Jones walked on the runway at London Fashion Week for clothing brand QASIMI.

Acting Journey Of Xelia Mendes-Jones: ‘The Wheel of Time’ And ‘Fallout’

During his 2017 interview with TCS, Xelia stated that he studied theater at Cambridge while doing part-time modeling. After graduation in 2020, he moved to the United States and attended the Identity School of Acting in Los Angeles to hone his acting skills.

In 2023, his dream of appearing on TV came true when he played Renna in Season 2 of The Wheel of Time, starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, and Madeleine Madden.

Xelia made his TV breakthrough as Dane in Fallout
Xelia made his TV breakthrough as Dane in Fallout (Source: Instagram)

Xelia Mendes-Jones’ breakthrough to immense came in 2024 after portraying the non-binary character, Dane, in the series Fallout. The post-apocalyptic drama based on the video game franchise of the same name stars actors like Ella Purnell, Walton Goggins, Aaron Moten, Kyle MacLachlan, and Moisés Arias.

Upcoming Projects

According to Mendes-Jones’ IMDB profile, he is set to appear as Johnny in the upcoming action-thriller film Havoc, which will star Tom Hardy, Forest Whitaker, and Timothy Olyphant.

Social Media Profile Of Xelia

Xelia Mendes-Jones’ only social profile is his Instagram, with over 16K followers. As of this writing, he doesn’t have a Twitter, TikTok, or Facebook account.

  • Instagram – @xeliamj
  • Facebook – N/A
  • Youtube – N/A
  • Twitter – N/A
  • TikTok – N/A

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