Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack

Oct. 11th, 1962
Born in
New York City, New York, USA
5' 9

Joan Cusack's Main TV Roles

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Shameless TV Show
Local Flavor with Joan Cusack TV Show
Local Flavor with Joan Cusack
What About Joan TV Show
What About Joan

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

Born in New York City, New York and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She is the daughter of Nancy 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. Raised in 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.

Cusack is married to an attorney, Dick Burke. They have two sons - Dylan and Miles. She owns a home in Three Oaks Township, Michigan and lives in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Was supposed to play "Bobbie Markowitz" in _The Stepford Wives (2004)_ (qv). When her father became ill, both she and her brother, 'John Cusack' (qv), had to drop out of the film. 'Bette Midler' (qv) then got the role.
  • Has appeared in 10 movies with her brother 'John Cusack' (qv). (2008).
  • (July 2000) Second son, Miles Burke, born.
  • One of her conditions for starring in the show _"What About Joan" (2001)_ (qv) was that it had to be produced in Chicago so she would not have to leave her family.
  • Daughter of 'Dick Cusack' (qv)
  • Husband, Dick Burke, is a Chicago attorney.
  • In the mid-1980s, was a co-founder of the three woman improv comedy troupe, "An Impulsive Thing," with 'Bonnie Hunt' (qv) and 'Holly Wortell' (qv).
  • (17 June 1997) First son, Dylan John Burke, born.

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