Leslie Jordan, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is best known for his role as Beverley Leslie on hit US series Will and Grace, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Actor
Over the years Leslie has working with Hollywood stars such as George Clooney, Faye Dunaway, Robert Downy Jr and Billy Bob Thornton.
He was most recently in the last series of American Horror Story: Coven, playing alongside Jessica Lange, Angella Bassett and Kathy Bates.
Growing up in a highly conservative, deeply religious atmosphere in Tennessee, Leslie learned to use humour as a shield to defend him from bullies.
He once thought of becoming a jockey. However, because of his love of writing, Leslie decided to become a journalist and studied at the University of Tennessee.
In 1982, uncertain about his direction in life, Leslie decided to try his luck in Hollywood. Within eight months he had eight national TV commercials.