Leslie Jordan

Active - 1988 - 2017  |   Born - Apr 29, 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama

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An imposing figure of both TV and the stage, 4'11" actor Leslie Jordan's physical stature belies his talent. Garnering massive acclaim for his portrayal of Brother Boy in the Broadway production of Sordid Lives, Jordan would go on to reprise the role for a film adaptation of the play. This led to a successful onscreen career as a character actor, making numerous guest appearances over the years on shows like Boston Legal, Ugly Betty, and Will & Grace. In 2008, he took on the role of Brother Boy once again, as Sordid Lives was adapted into a TV series for the Logo network.

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  • Father died in a plane crash when he was 11.
  • Played Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram in the play Sordid Lives in 1996, a role he eventually reprised in the 2000 cult film of the same name.
  • Released the memoir, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet, in 2008, which he adapted into a one-man show.
  • At only 4-foot-11, his diminutive size has made him recognizable and helped to land television roles in shows like American Horror Story and Hearts Afire.
  • Is an outspoken gay activist and was the Grand Marshall for the 2016 Capital Pride Parade in Washington, D.C.