Leslie Jordan was a beloved American actor, playwright, singer, social media star, and LGBTQ icon. Unfortunately, last year, on October 24, he passed away at the age of 67 in a car accident. At the time of his death, Leslie Jordan net worth was $2.5 million.
Among his various notable works, his role as Karen’s exaggerated sexually vague enemy Beverly Leslie on the extremely famous series, “Will & Grace” will surely leave an impression. In 2006, he also won the Emmy Award for this outstanding role. In the most recent time, he played the role of a baker on the third season of the Fox sitcom, “Call Me Kat.” Jordan also became awfully active on Instagram with 5.8 million followers in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Leslie Allen Jordan Early Life
|Full Name||Leslie Allen Jordan|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, singer, and comedian|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Father||Allen Bernard Jordan|
|Mother||Peggy Ann Jordan|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Died||October 24, 2022 (aged 67)|
|Height||4 ft 11 in (1.50m)|
Jordan was born on April 29, 1955, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. He completed his graduation degree from Brained High School. His mother, Peggy Ann Jordan was very supportive at the early age of his life while his father, Allen Bernard Jordan died in an airplane crash. Despite having a height of 4 ft 11 in and addressing from the South, he had all the courage to take a step into Hollywood in 1982.
However, after moving to Los Angeles, he initially became addicted to drugs and alcohol. It took some years to recover from his addiction and his career started in 1986. Since then, he made numerous appearances on TV and in films and many of his works got incredible appreciation.
Leslie Jordan Net Worth and Career
He became an extremely present figure in commercial Broadway, Spots, and TV under Carolyn Barry’s guidance. He made various notable guest appearances on television, including Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Murphy Brown, Star Trek: Voyager, Designing Women, Caroline in the City, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Nash Bridges, Hearts Afire, Reba, Boston Legal, Boston Public, American Horror Story, and Will & Grace. As a theatre personality, his best onstage performance was his role of Brother Boy (Earl Ingram) in Sordid Lives.
Leslie Jordan also wrote and starred in multiple autobiographical stage shows, such as “Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far” and “My Trip Down the Pink Carpet”. His autobiographical play, “Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel” later turned into a motion picture. Black Velvet Pantsuit (1995), Frankenstein General Hospital (1988), and Farm Sluts (2003) are some notable movie projects of Jordan that helped Leslie Jordan net worth to reach 2.5 million.
Jordan revealed that he was an abuser of sex and drugs and he was arrested multiple times for his drug abuse. Above all, he was honest and brave enough to admit his sexual orientation as gay. He also starred in a gay-themed comedy show, “Laugh Out”. In 2021, he released his Christian music album, “Company’s Comin’”.
How Did Jordan Die?
At the Call Me Kat set, while he was driving to film scenes, his car hit the side of a building at Romaine St. and Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood. He was pronounced dead on the spot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was driving Gran Coupe, a late-model BMW 2 series and he had to believe to be experiencing some medical episode that resulted in the crash.
His autopsy report came out in January 2023 which revealed that he died due to “sudden cardiac dysfunction”. Leslie Jordan net worth reached $ 2.5 million at the time he passed away.