Iconic Leslie Jordan moments, from ‘Will & Grace’ to Instagram fame

Entertainment October 25, 2022 News
Iconic Leslie Jordan moments, from ‘Will & Grace’ to Instagram fame

From The Washington Post | Lifestyle by Leo Sands and Ellen Francis

Actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, 67, known for his television appearances in “American Horror Story,” “Will & Grace” and “Call Me Kat,” died on Monday in Los Angeles, according to his agent. Jordan’s unique humor and Southern accent touched the hearts of audiences across multiple generations. After a glittering acting career on the small screen, he found a new stage on an even smaller one: Instagram.

Before his internet stardom, Jordan was best known for his recurring role on “Will & Grace,” which ran on NBC from 1998 to 2006 and brought the first gay lead actors on a hit U.S. sitcom into millions of living rooms.

As the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe — Jordan, then 64 — returned from Hollywood to hunker down in Chattanooga, Tenn., where his 94-year-old mother lived. Armed with little more than plenty of spare time, his phone’s front-facing camera, and the occasional baton — the self-described computer-illiterate actor found internet stardom.

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