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Joan Cusack

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.


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Born:
Oct 11, 1962 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
82
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Klaus 2019-11-08
Known For
Poster of Klaus
Poster of Toy Story 3
Poster of Toy Story 2
Poster of Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road'
Filmography
Movie Toy Story 4 Jessie (voice) 2019-06-19
Movie Let It Snow Tin Foil Woman 2019-11-08
Movie Klaus Mrs. Krum (voice) 2019-11-08
Series Homecoming Francine Bunda 2018-11-01
Movie Instant Family Mrs. Howard 2018-11-16
Series A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss 2017-01-13
Movie Snatched Barb 2017-05-03
Movie Unicorn Store Gladys 2017-09-11
Movie The Christmas Train Agnes 2017-11-25
Movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Tilly 2016-06-03
Movie Freaks of Nature Peg Parker 2015-10-30
Movie The End of the Tour Patty 2015-07-31
Movie Welcome to Me Dawn Hurley 2014-09-05
Movie Toy Story That Time Forgot Jessie (voice) 2014-12-02
Movie Toy Story of Terror! Jessie (Voice) 2013-10-16
Movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dr. Burton 2012-09-20
Movie Partysaurus Rex Jessie (voice) 2012-09-14
Series Shameless Sheila Jackson 2011-01-09
Movie Mars Needs Moms Mom (voice) 2011-03-09
Movie Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil Verushka the Witch (voice) 2011-04-29
Movie Small Fry Jessie (voice) 2011-11-23
Movie Arthur Christmas Lead Elf (voice) 2011-11-10
Movie Hawaiian Vacation Jessie (voice) 2011-06-16
Movie Toy Story 3 Jessie (voice) 2010-06-16
Movie Confessions of a Shopaholic Jane Bloomwood 2009-02-05
Movie The Face Is Familiar 2009-06-08
Movie My Sister's Keeper Judge De Salvo 2009-06-26
Movie Acceptance Nina 2009-08-22
Movie War, Inc. Marsha Dillon 2008-04-28
Movie Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Aunt Millie 2008-07-02
Series Phineas and Ferb Glenda 2007-08-17
Movie Martian Child Liz 2007-11-02
Movie Friends with Money Franny 2006-09-07
Movie Ice Princess Joan Carlyle 2005-03-17
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series The Office Erin's Mother 2005-03-24
Movie Chicken Little Abby Mallard (voice) 2005-11-04
Series Peep and the Big Wide World Unknown 2004-04-12
Movie The Last Shot Fanny Nash (uncredited) 2004-09-24
Movie Raising Helen Jenny Portman 2004-05-27
Movie School of Rock Rosalie Mullins 2003-10-03
Movie Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mother 2003-11-14
Movie It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Rachel Bitterman 2002-11-29
Series Max and Ruby Unknown 2002-05-03
Series What About Joan? Joan Gallagher 2001-03-27
Movie High Fidelity Liz 2000-03-17
Movie Where the Heart Is Ruth Meyers 2000-04-27
Movie Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road' 1999-10-26
Movie Arlington Road Cheryl Lang 1999-03-19
Movie Runaway Bride Peggy Flemming 1999-07-30
Movie Toy Story 2 Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice) 1999-10-30
Movie Cradle Will Rock Hazel Huffman 1999-12-10
Movie Grosse Pointe Blank Marcella 1997-04-11
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie In & Out Emily Montgomery 1997-09-10
Movie A Smile Like Yours Nancy Tellen 1997-08-27
Movie Mr. Wrong Inga Gunther 1996-02-16
Movie Two Much Gloria 1995-12-01
Movie Nine Months Gail Dwyer 1995-07-12
Movie Corrina, Corrina Jonesy 1994-08-12
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Addams Family Values Debbie Jellinsky 1993-11-19
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Toys Alsatia Zevo 1992-12-18
Movie Hero Evelyn Laplante 1992-10-02
Movie The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Unknown 1991-12-04
Movie My Blue Heaven Hannah Stubbs 1990-08-17
Movie Men Don't Leave Jody 1990-02-02
Movie Say Anything... Constance Dobler 1989-04-14
Movie Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary Herself 1989-09-24
Movie Stars & Bars Irene Stein 1988-03-18
Movie Married to the Mob Rose 1988-08-19
Movie Working Girl Cyn 1988-12-20
Movie The Allnighter Gina 1987-05-01
Movie Broadcast News Blair Litton 1987-12-16
Movie Sixteen Candles Geek Girl #1 1984-05-04
Movie Grandview, U.S.A. Mary Maine 1984-08-03
Movie Class Julia 1983-07-22
Movie My Bodyguard Shelley 1980-07-11
Series Saturday Night Live Self - Various Characters 1975-10-11
Series Great Performances Anne 1971-01-28
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18