Leslie Jordan was an American actor, writer, and singer. Jordan made his first professional appearance in 1986, playing the role of Malone in the television series The Fall Guy.

Because of his tiny stature and Southern drawl, he became instantly recognizable to those working in the field. The movie, “The Help,” featured him in the role of Mr. Blackly, a newspaper editor.

Leslie Jordan
Leslie Jordan

In the film Ski Patrol, which was released in 1990, Jordan played the role of the ski patrol director.

In 2007, he appeared as celebrity-trasher Quincy Combs in an episode of the comedy-drama Ugly Betty. He also played the role of Jesse Joe in the CW television program Hidden Palms, which was canceled after a single season.

At the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006, Jordan was honored with the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Beverly Leslie on the television series Will & Grace.

In this role, Jordan portrayed Karen’s arrogant and sexually ambiguous adversary.

Leslie Jordan Nominations and Awards

Leslie Jordan’s nominations and awards include GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater (2005), Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series (2006), Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Solo Performance (2013), Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor (2021) and Audie Award for Humor (2022).


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