Chelsea Manning Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Facts, Biography

Chelsea Manning Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Facts, Biography
Chelsea Manning Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 48 kg
Date of Birth December 17, 1987
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Blue

Chelsea Manning is an American activist and whistleblower who first garnered media attention in July 2013, after being convicted for disclosing nearly 750,000 classified, or unclassified but sensitive, military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks. On the other hand, Chelsea also worked as a former United States Army soldier.

Born Name

Bradley Edward Manning

Nick Name

Chelsea

Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in June 2022
Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in June 2022 (Matt Barnes / Twitter / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Residence

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Chelsea graduated from high school at the age of 17, in 2005. She briefly attended history and English at Montgomery College before deciding to quit after a semester as a result of failing an exam.

Occupation

Activist

Family

  • Father – Brian Manning
  • Mother – Susan Fox
  • Siblings – Casey Manning (Older Sister)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 2 in or 157 cm

Weight

48 kg or 106 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Chelsea has dated –

  1. Grimes (2022) – In March 2022, it was revealed that singer and songwriter Grimes was in a relationship with Chelsea.
Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in May 2021, at the Brooklyn Bridge Park
Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in May 2021, at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (Chelsea E. Manning / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Chelsea has Welsh ancestry on her mother’s side and American ancestry on her father’s side.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Petite and lean physical appearance
  • Pale white skin tone
Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in April 2022, at Berkeley Marina
Chelsea Manning as seen in a picture that was taken in April 2022, at Berkeley Marina (Chelsea E. Manning / Instagram)

Chelsea Manning Facts

  1. Her father Brian enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 19 in 1974, where he served as an intelligence analyst for 5 years.
  2. Chelsea’s parents met for the first time while her father was stationed at the former Royal Air Force base in Brawdy.
  3. In 1979, Brian and Susan relocated to California with her sister Chelsea who was born in 1976. Eventually, they settled in Crescent, Oklahoma where they bought a house with 5 acres of land and raised pigs and chickens. Her father took up a job as an information technology manager at a rental car agency, called The Hertz Corporation. Hence, requiring him to travel a lot.
  4. Chelsea was raised in a troubled family, as her older sister stated during a court hearing that both of her parents were alcoholics and her mother Susan continued to abuse the use of the substance while being pregnant with Chelsea. The statement was further backed up by Navy psychiatrist Captain David Moulton, who stated in court that at the time of her birth Chelsea’s facial features did show signs of fetal alcohol syndrome.
  5. It was Manning’s older sister Casey who took care of her as a child. Whilst Chelsea was only given milk and baby food until she was 2 years, which in turn stunted her growth. Chelsea was also left to be playing with legos or on the computer whilst her mother would be drinking for days on end. Her neighbors and friends also reportedly helped feed and take care of Chelsea from time to time.
  6. According to a statement by her father Brian, Chelsea was skilled at playing the saxophone and took a special interest in science and computers. She even developed a website by the age of 10.
  7. At the age of 11, her mother attempted suicide and had to be rushed to the hospital.
  8. Manning had come out as gay to a childhood friend of his at the age of 13.
  9. Her parents legally parted ways in the 2000s. The following year in November 2001, she and her mother relocated to Haverfordwest, Wales.
  10. After moving back in to live with her father and his new wife in Oklahoma, she had been living as an openly gay man. She started her gender transition in 2010 and requested to be known under the name Chelsea on August 22, 2013.
  11. On May 27, 2010, she was arrested by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command on charges of the violations of Articles 92 and 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and of the Espionage Act. She was detained at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on July 29, 2010. Later, on April 20, 2011, transferred to the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility.
  12. On May 17, 2017, Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth’s detention center at approximately 2 a.m.

Featured Image By (Matt Barnes / Twitter / CC BY-SA 4.0)

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