Leslie Jordan, an Emmy-winning actress, writer and singer best known for her roles in “Will and Grace,” “American Horror Story” and “Affair of Hearts.” He was 67 years old.
Jordan was driving in Hollywood Monday morning and crashed into the side of a building on Cahuenga Blvd. And Romain Saint suspected that he had suffered some sort of medical emergency.
Jordan is a veteran actor whose credits include “The Help,” “Cool Kids” and “Call Me Kate,” which is currently airing its third season on Fox. In 2006, he won an Emmy Award for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Will & Grace,” in which he played Karen’s sexually ambiguous, socialite frenemy Beverly Leslie.
He appeared in television shows including “Ally McBeal”, “Ugly Betty”, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Hidden Palms”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Caroline on In the City,” “P-V Playhouse,” “Reba,” “Boston Public,” “Nash Bridges” and “Boston Legal,” as well as “Ski Patrol,” “Roadside Rodeo,” “Love Ranch Movies like, “Southern Baptist Church” and “. Billy Holiday vs. USA.
Jordan played three different characters in three different seasons of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story”, recurring in the episodes “Coven”, “Roanoke” and “1984”.
One of Jordan’s most famous roles was his portrayal of Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram in the stage play “Sordid Leaves”, which was later adapted into the 2000 cult romantic comedy film of the same name. In 1993, he created his first autobiographical stage show, “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have So Overwhelmed My Life”, which ran off-Broadway for seven months at the SoHo Playhouse. The play chronicled Jordan’s early life in Chattanooga, Tenn., and featured the actor backed by a gospel singer who sang satirical songs about racism and homophobia. During game production, kind of praised Jordan’s “fantastic stage presence” and called the show “bittersweet”.
In 2020, Jordan became a social media phenomenon, gaining millions of Instagram followers due to his humorous videos posted throughout the pandemic.
Jordan released a gospel music album in 2021, titled “Company C’mon,” and later that year appeared as a guest panelist on “The Masked Singer,” where he performed the gospel standard “This Little Light of Mine.” ” Done.
An LGBTQ icon, Jordan received the 2021 GALECA: LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Association Lifetime Star Award. He appeared as a guest judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2013, and again as a guest director in 2022.
“The world would certainly be a much darker place today without the love and light of Leslie Jordan,” said David Shaul, Jordan’s agent. “He was not only a great talent and a joy to work with, but he provided an emotional outlet for the nation at a very difficult time. What he lacked in stature, he made up for in a son, a brother, an artist, As a comedian, friend and human being fulfilled in generosity and greatness. Knowing that he left the world at the peak of his professional and personal life is the only comfort one can get today.
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