Leslie Jordan

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Leslie Jordan

Born

4/29/1955, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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Gender

Male
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Biography

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For such a diminutive (4' 11") frame, character actor Leslie Jordan has a tall propensity for scene-stealing. He hails from the South, as his dead-giveaway drawl quickly exposes, and was raised in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His father, a Lieutenant Colonel with the…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The character he played on Will & Grace, Beverly Leslie was created when Joan Collins who had previously appeared in one episode was asked to come back but refused.

    • He acted in a series of on-tape ads for Blockbuster Video, in which a dog would retrieve videotapes from the shelves by title.

    • Leslie was nominated and won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Will & Grace in 2006.

    • Jailed for drunk driving, he once shared a cell with Robert Downey Jr.

    • Claims his childhood heroes were Christopher Isherwood, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and gay hustler boys.

  • Quotes

    • Leslie: 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.

    • Leslie: 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.

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