Leslie Jordan died in a car accident on Monday, October 24, 2022. The Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, and singer is known for his work on Will & Grace, American Horror Story, and Hearts Afire. His additional film credits include The Help, The Cool Kids, and a slew of TV shows. His show, Call Me Kat, recently kicked off its third season on Fox.
Leslie won an Emmy in 2006 for guest actor in a comedy series for playing Karen’s friend Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace. Among other appearances and accolades, Leslie went viral in 2020 for uploading hilarious videos to social media during the pandemic. Leslie received the GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ Timeless Star award in 2021.
To remember Leslie, we’ve rounded up some of his interviews on podcast episodes. Tune in to hear Leslie’s conversations about growing up gay in the south, his life’s journey, sobriety, his career, and much more.
In March, Leslie joined “HypochondriActor” hosts Sean Hayes and Dr. Priyanka Wali to share his experience growing up gay in the South, his journey with sobriety, and more. In this episode, Sean also chatted about his shingles shot and Priyanka shared her “struggles with staying serene.”
Redesigning Life with Sabrina Soto
In April, Sabrina Soto chatted with Leslie to share his journey and how he maintained his level of happiness on a daily basis. This must-hear episode is brimming with funny stories and sage wisdom.
ON With Mario Interviews
In February, Leslie stopped by “On with Mario Lopez” to discuss his TV show Call Me Kat and more. This interview is less than 7 minutes long.
Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown
On this episode, Mayim explored the neurobiological and neuroanatomical differences of gay and straight men. Leslie Jordan got candid about his struggles with crystal meth and alcoholism. He shared what it was like to grow up gay in the south when gay rights were not yet widely discussed. Leslie told Mayim about his first serious relationship in his 50s and how sobriety has improved his mental health and changed his love life.