‘Will & Grace’ stars honor Leslie Jordan: ‘Everyone who ever met him, loved him’
Will & Grace: Actor Jason Alexander was thrilled to learn of the Emmy statue dedicated to Leslie Jordan in Los Angeles.
“It’s hard to believe that Leslie Jordan is just 44 years old today and has already taken on more roles than most actors of his age,” Alexander says. “He’s a truly inspiring man and the greatest husband and father in the world, and we’re so ecstatic that Emmy voters chose to honor him with an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy.”
“Will & Grace” aired for 13 1/2 seasons on NBC, from 1991 to 2002. Jordan has gone on to appear in films, including “Get Smart,” “The Truman Show” and the upcoming “Inception.”
The Emmy statue is a gift for his longtime fans. It was created and donated by Will & Grace producer, David S. Cohen, a longtime friend of the show’s cast.
Here’s a look at some of the cast and the TV show’s history through photos from before, during and after the show.
In this photo from the 1991-92 season of “Will & Grace,” Jason Alexander and the other original cast members are seen on stage during the NBC pilot season with the show’s creators, Will & Grace creator/showrunner Jeff Franklin and Will’s creator/producer, David S. Cohen.
In this photo from the 1999-00 season of “Will & Grace,” Alexander, James Denton (Will’s half-brother), Mary Rensick (his mother) and Tracey Bregman were photographed together at the show’s premiere in L.A.
In this photo from the 2003-04 season of “Will & Grace,” Alexander and his wife and co-star Kristin Chenoweth pose alongside the couple’s dogs, Rex and Lucy, in Boston.
In this photo from the 2003-04 season of “Will &