Person Details

Birthday: 1962-10-11 23:12:56

Aliases: Joan Mary Cusack , 琼·库萨克

Gender: Female

Place of birth: New York City, New York, USA

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Movie Involvements: 12

TV Involvements: 0


Most Famous Work

Biography

Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her family is of Irish descent. Raised in Evanston, Illinois, Cusack was actively encouraged to explore her creativity by her parents, and as a child she joined the Piven Theater Workshop. She went on to learn and perform improvisation at the Story Theater and The Ark. Later she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a bachelor's degree in English. Whilst at university, Cusack took some small film roles, but her big break came after graduation, when she joined the cast of the legendary "Saturday Night Live." However, she only stayed for a season before moving on to explore other projects. In 1987, she produced a memorable turn in the acclaimed Broadcast News (1987), and she was Oscar nominated for her performance in Working Girl (1988). Other notable films include Addams Family Values (1993), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) and In & Out (1997), which earned her a second Oscar nomination. She also provided, superbly, the voice of Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl in Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). On television she scored a role on "Shameless," with her work garnering her an Emmy nomination. Joan Cusack is married to an attorney, Dick Burke. They have two sons - Dylan and Miles.

Most Famous Work

A Series of Unfortunate Events
Average
7

A Series of Unfortunate Events

(2017) Justice Strauss
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Average
8
Mars Needs Moms
Average
6

Mars Needs Moms

(2011) Mom (voice)
Arlington Road
Average
7

Arlington Road

(1999) Cheryl Lang
My Sister's Keeper
Average
7

My Sister's Keeper

(2009) Judge De Salvo
Small Fry
Average
7

Small Fry

(2011) Jessie (voice)
The End of the Tour
Average
7

The End of the Tour

(2015) Patty
Cradle Will Rock
Average
7

Cradle Will Rock

(1999) Hazel Huffman

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Tin Foil Woman
Mrs. Krum (voice)
Jessie (voice)
2018 Mrs. Howard
2017 Agnes
Gladys
Barb
Justice Strauss
2016 Tilly
2015 Peg Parker
Patty
2014 Jessie (voice)
Dawn Hurley
2013 Jessie (Voice)
2012 Dr. Burton
Jessie (voice)
2011 Jessie (voice)
Lead Elf #2 (voice)
Jessie (voice)
Verushka the Witch (voice)
Mom (voice)
Sheila Jackson
2010 Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
2009 Nina
Judge De Salvo
N/A
Jane Bloomwood
2008 Aunt Millie
Marsha Dillon
2007 Liz
Glenda
2006 Franny
2005 Abby Mallard (voice)
Joan Carlyle
N/A
2004 Fanny Nash (uncredited)
Jenny Portman
N/A
2003 Mother
Rosalie Mullins
2002 Rachel Bitterman
N/A
2001 Joan Gallagher
2000 Ruth Meyers
Liz
1999 Hazel Huffman
Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Peggy Flemming
Cheryl Lang
1997 Emily Montgomery
Nancy Tellen
N/A
Marcella
1996 Inga Gunther
1995 Gloria
Gail Dwyer
1994 Jonesy
1993 Debbie Jellinsky
N/A
1992 Alsatia Zevo
Evelyn Laplante
N/A
1991 N/A
1990 Hannah Stubbs
Jody
1989 Herself
Constance Dobler
1988 Cyn
Rose
Irene Stein
1987 Blair Litton
Gina
1984 Mary Maine
Geek Girl #1
1983 Julia
1980 Shelley
1975 Herself - Various Characters
1953 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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