Leslie Allen Jordan was born on 29 April 1955, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, and is a playwright and actor, best known for his numerous appearances on various televisions shows as well as in films. He’s been part of “Will & Grace’, “Boston Legal”, and “American Horror Story”, but all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Leslie Jordan? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s won several awards over the course of his career which began in the mid-‘80s, and is well-known for his performances on stage. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Leslie Jordan Net Worth $3 million
Leslie grew up in Chattanooga and his father passed away in a plane crash when he was 11 years old. His mother was very supportive though did not fully understand his passions. He moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and became involved with alcohol as well as drugs. He then got into volunteer work while he was recovering from his addictions.
Leslie started becoming popular and increased his net worth significantly with various appearances on television. He made guest appearances on “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, and “Boston Public”. He made a guest appearance in ‘Ugly Betty” as the celebrity thrasher Quincy Combs, and was also the star of the short lived “Hidden Palms”. One of his best known roles is in the series “Will & Grace”, which he played the sexually ambiguous Beverley Leslie, a role for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. This opened up more opportunities for him, and he became part of the interactive gay-themed show “Laugh Out” during its pilot. He also became a housemate during the celebrity edition of “Big Brother”, and made a guest appearance in two episodes of “Benidorm”, the British sitcom series.
Jordan got a lot of popularity and net worth for his stage work too. He became a part of the production “Sordid Lives” as Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram – a role which he also took to film – then also became a part of “Sordid Lives: The Series”, in which he played a character in a mental hospital. He wrote and starred in the play “Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel”, which was made into a film too, and then toured in a one-man stage comedy entitled “Like a Dog on Linoleum”, which got a lot of good reviews. Other popular one-man shows he has done include “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued my Life Thus Far” and “My Trip Down the Pink Market”. These shows were very successful, as he toured around the country with them.
For his personal life, it is known that Leslie problems with religion while growing up in the south. In recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, he started writing journals. He was also involved with AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), and was a food delivery person for Project Angel Food.
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.