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Joan Cusack

1962-10-11 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Joan Cusack


Joan Cusack (born October 11, 1962) is an American actress. She 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.


Let It Snow Tin Foil Woman 2019-11-08
Toy Story 4 Jessie (voice) 2019-06-19
Klaus Mrs. Krum (voice) 2019-11-08
Instant Family Mrs. Howard 2018-11-16
Snatched Barb 2017-05-03
The Christmas Train Agnes 2017-11-25
Unicorn Store Gladys 2017-09-11
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-08-05
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Tilly 2016-06-03
Freaks of Nature Peg Parker 2015-10-30
The End of the Tour Patty 2015-07-31
Welcome to Me Dawn Hurley 2014-09-05
Toy Story That Time Forgot Jessie (voice) 2014-12-02
Toy Story of Terror! Jessie (Voice) 2013-10-16
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dr. Burton 2012-09-20
Partysaurus Rex Jessie (voice) 2012-09-14
Hawaiian Vacation Jessie (voice) 2011-06-16
Arthur Christmas Lead Elf (voice) 2011-11-10
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil Verushka the Witch (voice) 2011-04-29
Small Fry Jessie (voice) 2011-11-23
Mars Needs Moms Mom (voice) 2011-03-09
Toy Story 3 Jessie (voice) 2010-06-16
Confessions of a Shopaholic Jane Bloomwood 2009-02-05
My Sister's Keeper Judge De Salvo 2009-06-26
Acceptance Nina 2009-08-22
The Face Is Familiar 2009-06-08
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Miss Lucinda Bond 2008-07-02
War, Inc. Marsha Dillon 2008-04-28
The Pixar Story Jessie (voice) (archive footage) 2007-08-28
Martian Child Liz 2007-11-02
Friends with Money Franny 2006-04-07
The Inspiration for 'Cars' Jessie (archive voice) 2006-11-07
Chicken Little Abby Mallard (voice) 2005-11-04
Ice Princess Joan Carlyle 2005-03-17
Raising Helen Jenny Portman 2004-05-27
The Last Shot Fanny Nash (uncredited) 2004-09-24
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mother 2003-11-14
School of Rock Rosalie Mullins 2003-10-03
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Rachel Bitterman 2002-11-29
Where the Heart Is Ruth Meyers 2000-04-27
High Fidelity Liz 2000-03-17
Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road' 1999-10-26
Arlington Road Cheryl Lang 1999-03-19
Cradle Will Rock Hazel Huffman 1999-12-10
Toy Story 2 Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice) 1999-10-30
Runaway Bride Peggy Flemming 1999-07-30
Grosse Pointe Blank Marcella 1997-04-11
In & Out Emily Montgomery 1997-09-10
A Smile Like Yours Nancy Tellen 1997-08-27
Mr. Wrong Inga Gunther 1996-02-16
Nine Months Gail Dwyer 1995-07-12
Two Much Gloria 1995-12-01
Corrina, Corrina Jonesy 1994-08-12
The Mother Annie 1994-11-19
Addams Family Values Debbie Jellinsky 1993-11-19
Toys Alsatia Zevo 1992-12-18
Hero Evelyn Laplante 1992-10-02
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Cathy 1991-12-04
My Blue Heaven Hannah Stubbs 1990-08-17
Men Don't Leave Jody 1990-02-02
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Self 1989-09-24
Say Anything... Constance Dobler 1989-04-14
Working Girl Cyn 1988-12-20
Stars & Bars Irene Stein 1988-03-18
Married to the Mob Rose 1988-08-19
The Allnighter Gina 1987-05-01
Broadcast News Blair Litton 1987-12-16
Sixteen Candles Geek Girl #1 1984-05-04
Grandview, U.S.A. Mary Maine 1984-08-03
Class Julia 1983-07-22
My Bodyguard Shelley 1980-07-11
Cutting Loose 1980-12-12