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7 of Our Favorite Leslie Jordan Roles We Will Never Forget
Leslie Jordan's career was iconic!
The late, great gay actor and comedian left behind an incredible legacy that includes a Primetime Emmy award and multiple roles in various television and film projects.
Scroll through to see some of the most memorable, and some of our favorite, roles in Jordan's career.
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Beverley Leslie, 'Will & Grace'
Probably his most well-known role, Jordan played Karen's frenemy, fabulous, rich, hilarious socialite Beverley Leslie, for many years on NBC's beloved gay sitcom Will & Grace. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006 for the role.
Quentin Fleming, 'American Horror Story: Coven'
Jordan held his own in a coven of powerful witches in the thirst season of Ryan Murphy's popular anthology series American Horror Story where he played Quentin Fleming, a high-ranking witch in his own right.
Phil, 'Call Me Kat'
One of his more recent roles, Jordan starred in Fox's Mayim Bialik-starrer Call Me Kat where he played Phil, a gay baker. The series, which is currently ongoing, also co-stars fellow out actor Cheyenne Jackson, having two gay actors in the main cast.
Lonnie Garr, 'Hearts Afire'
One of the earlier credits in Jordan's long career included the role of Lonnie Garr in the CBS sitcom Hearts Afire, which also featured John Ritter, Markie Post, and Billy Bob Thornton.
Reginald Lord Devine, 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'
Showing off his range, Jordan co-starred in the Oscar-nominated Hulu drama The United States vs. Billie Holiday, a biopic about the life of queer musical legend Billie Holiday, played by Andra Day. Jordan played Reginald Lord Devine, a radio journalist interviewing Holiday, in the film.
Jordan's acting credits run far and wide! In the early 2000s, he even had a recurring guest role in country superstar Reba McEntire's beloved self-titled sitcom Reba, where he played a jeweler named Terry.
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Sid, 'The Cool Kids'
A recent, underrated gem, Jordan played one of the main roles in Fox's one-season sitcom The Cool Kids, which followed the antics and lives of a group of friends adjusting to life in a retirement community. Jordan, who played Sidney "Sid" Delacroix, starred in the series alongside David Alan Grier, Martin Mull, and Vicki Lawrence.