Leslie Jordan is an actor, writer and also a singer from America. He is popular for his roles in Hearts Afire as Lonnie Garr in 1993 to 1995, in Will and Grace as Beverly Leslie in 2001 to 2006 and 2017 to 2020, some characters in the American Horror Story franchise from 2011 until now, The Cool Kids as Sid from 2018 to 2019 and Call Me Kat as Phil from 2021 until now. But, what is his net worth? Let’s find out about it here.
Leslie Jordan’s Net Worth
According to the Celebrity Net Worth, Leslie Jordan has a net worth of $1.5 million. He has collected his money mainly from his acting and writing career.
Leslie Jordan’s Early Life
Leslie Jordan’s complete name is Leslie Allen Jordan. He was born on April 29th, 1955 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Here, he was also raised. He graduated from Brainerd High School. In an interview in 2014, he said that he had a hard time to grow up Southern Baptist.
He has two sisters namely twins Jana and Janet. They are 22 months younger than him. When he appeared on Today with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, he discussed his personal life and career. His mother’s name is Peggy Ann and he described her as a supportive and accepting person despite never truly understanding him. Then, when he was asked about his mother, he said that she lives in Chattanooga and he is a private woman. His father’s name is Allen B Jordan. He was a major in the United States Army Reserve and passed away together with two others in the crash of a civilian Beechcraft Debonair airplane at Camp Shelby, Mississippi on March 31st, 1967. At that time, Jordan was 11 years old. In 1982, Jordan moved to Los Angeles.
Early in the Aids crisis, he was involved in AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) as a buddy and as a food delivery-person for Project Angel Food.
Leslie Jordan’s Career
Leslie Jordan appeared as newspaper editor Mr. Blackly in the movie entitled The Help. Then, he also became a guest on Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Caroline in the City, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Reba, Boston Public, Nash Bridges, Boston Legal, American Horror Story and Hearts Afire.
In 1990, in Ski Patrol, he portrayed the ski patrol director. Then, in 2007, he became a guest star on the comedy drama entitled Ugly Betty where he became a celebrity-thrasher Quncy Combs. He also starred as Jesse Joe in the short-lived CW tv program entitled Hidden Palms.
On Will & Grace, a tv series, he acted as Beverly Leslie where he achieved an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006. This Emmy Award that he got made him receive an invitation to present the awards for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 2006 Emmy Awards a week later with Cloris Leachman.
Jordan played in the pilot episode of Laugh Out. On August 18th, 2014, in the celebrity edition of the British reality show entitled Big Brother, he was a housemate. In this show, he became the second person who left the Big Brother house on August 29th, 2014. In January 2015, he became a guest star in the British sitcom entitled Benidorm for two episodes. In this sitcom, he acted as the character Buck A. Roo.
He is a great stage actor and playwright. In Sordid Lives, he played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram. This was a role that he took to the big screen in the popular cult film of the same name. Then, he played the role again in a tv spin off of the movie which aired on Logo. There, he played a character that is in a mental hospital.
Leslie Jordan wrote and also played in the autobiographical play entitled Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel. It was also made into a movie. In 2004, he went on country tour to perform his one-man stage comedy, Like a Dog on Linoleum.
Jordan had his first autobiographical stage show and the title was Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far. The music and lyrics were created by Joe Patrick Ward.
After he toured the nation for some months with the production, then the show opened off-Broadway at the Midtown Theater on April 19th, 2010. The show is produced by his friend, actress Lily Tomlin. Leslie Jordan made an announcement on The Paul O’Grady Show that he will be taking his show to London’s Apollo Theatre.
Then, on November 1st, 2017, he appeared in the new British tv drama entitled Living the Dream which was produced jointly by Sky and Big Talk Productions, but it was branded as a Sky Original Production. In the fall of 2018, he played in the Fox sitcom entitled The Cool Kids together with Martin Mull, David Alan Grier and Vicki Lawrence.
On April 2nd, 2020, there was an announcement that he will play the role of Phil in the Fox sitcom entitled Call Me Kat together with Mayim Bialik, Kyla Pratt, Swoosie Kurtz and Cheyenne Jackson.
Until July 29th, 2020, he had 5 million followers on his Instagram account. He made a celebration for his milestone of one million followers by creating a video where he wore sunglasses and a fancy little suit for his followers.
In 2021, the gospel music album entitled Company’s Comin’ was released.
Leslie Jordan’s Filmography
He played in a lot of films including:
- Moving in 1988
- Ski Patrol in 1990
- Hero in 1992
- Missing Pieces in 1992
- Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday in 1993
- Black Velvet Pantsuit in 1995
- Shoot the Moon in 1996
- Two Weeks from Sunday in 1997
- Goodbye Lover in 1998
- Hamburger Helper in 1998
- Eat Your Heart Out in 1999
- and many more.
He also played a lot of shows in tv including:
- The Fall Guy in 1986
- The Wizard in 1986
- CBS Summer Playhouse in 1987
- Frankenstein General Hospital in 1988
- Night Court in 1988
- and many more