He’s here. He’s dear. Get used to it: That’s what the digital influencer world is saying about Leslie Jordan, the 65-year-old actor who has been racking up the Instagram likes—including from celebrities such as Katie Couric and Taraji P. Henson—with his chatty, funny and sometimes sexy posts.
You probably know Jordan for his recurring TV appearances on American Horror Story and Will & Grace, for which won an Emmy as Beverly Leslie, Karen’s fancy, sexually ambiguous rival. The Tennessee native’s Southern drawl is the same in both the TV show and in real life, but his character couldn’t be more different. On Instagram, he’s unpretentious and silly, as well as proudly gay, the sort of entertaining gent you hope to be seated next to at every dinner party you will ever attend. Perhaps that’s why, in the months since quarantining, his followers have rocketed to 4.5 million strong.