Leslie Jordan is an American actor and playwright who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Born Leslie Allen Jordan on April 29, 1955, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, US, he’s valued for his numerous appearances in both movie and TV. Under Carolyn Barry’s tuition, he became highly present amount in commercial spots. Broadway and TV always were the next step. One of his finest onstage performances is his rendition of Brother Boy in Sordid Lives, a character which he also took both to the large as well as the small display. As for his TV work, it contains guest appearances on such shows as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Caroline in the City, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Nash Bridges along with his secondary character on Hearts Afire. In the midst of it all, this multi-talented artist involved himself deeply in writing at the same time. Leslie Jordan wrote and starred in the autobiographical play, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, a stage act which was also turned into a motion picture. But let’s not forget to name some of his off the wall film endeavors like Frankenstein General Hospital (1988), Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995) and Farm Sluts (2003). Yet, all of Jordan’s engagements came in a price. A self-proclaimed abuser of materials and sex, Jordan did jail time several times for DUI before facing his inner demons and reaching full recovery by 1996. Today’s audiences know him as Karen’s pretentious, sexually ambiguous rival Beverley Leslie to the most popular show Will & Grace. This character earned him an Emmy Award for the best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006. Being openly homosexual, he’s also starred in the pilot episode of Laugh Outside, the initial interactive, homosexual-themed comedy show on a world level
April 29, 1955
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
4' 11" (1.5 m)
Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Peggy Ann Jordan
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, Along the Heavenly Highway, O Taste and See That the Lord Is Good
He wrote, directed, and starred in the hit comedy "Hysterical Blindness," which poked playful fun at his growing up in the South. The play first ran off-Broadway for many years during the early 1990s and won critical acclaim. This production brought him to the attention of television producers, and led to a rash of TV sitcoms in which he continued to play the confused, humorous Southern boy. It is now being revived and updated in New York.
Acted in a series of on-tape ads for Blockbuster Video, in which a dog would retrieve videotapes from the shelves by title.
The problem with all us boys is that we equate God with religion. I still struggle; I do lash out at what I perceive as God, but it's really the bastardization of God by these people who hide behind their church, their book.
Someone said there are two classes of gay people in the United States: the fabulous and the fearful. There's nothing really in between. The fabulous, we're on both coasts, but we forget about that huge country out there.