Leslie Jordan has made a career of small parts on popular TV series, winning an Emmy for his recurring role as Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. Leslie grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., went to Hollywood in 1982 and climbed from TV spots into frequent appearances on Boston Public, Boston Legal, Will & Grace, Desperate Housewives and many other sitcoms and dramas.
He's also performed in stage productions and does one-man shows and comic cabarets. Jordan is in New Orleans for two shows at the AllWays Lounge & Theatre (8 p.m. Thu.-Fri.). Under the title Stories I Can't Tell Mama, he shares stories about his work in the movie The Help and on series including Will & Grace and the Del Shores' projects Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies. Jordan spoke with Gambit here.