Joan Cusack Biography

Birthday: 1962-10-11
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Actress Joan Cusack 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. Joan Cusack is married to an attorney, Dick Burke. They have two sons - Dylan and Miles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Working Girl Cyn 1988 Comedy
What About Joan 2000 Comedy
Where the Heart Is Ruth Meyers 2000 Comedy
Acceptance Nina 2009 Comedy
Toy Story Toons Jessie 2012
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Grandview, U.S.A. Mary Maine 1984 Drama
Broadcast News Blair Litton 1987 0, 0
The Allnighter Gina 1987 Comedy, Romance
Stars and Bars Irene Stein 1988 Comedy, Action, Romance
Married to the Mob Rose 1988 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Working Girl Cyn 1988 Comedy, Romance, Drama
Working Girls Cyn 1988 Comedy, Romance, Drama
Arrive Alive Joy 1990 Action, Comedy, Mystery
My Blue Heaven Hannah Stubbs 1990 Comedy, Crime
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Cathy 1991 Drama, Music
Toys Alsatia Zevo 1992 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Addams Family Values Debbie Jellinsky 1993 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Corrina, Corrina Jonesy 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two Much Gloria 1995
Nine Months Gail Dwyer 1995 Comedy, Romance
Mr. Wrong 1996 0
Grosse Pointe Blank Marcella 1997 Game Show, Biography, 0, 0
A Smile Like Yours Nancy Tellen 1997 Comedy, Romance
In & Out Emily Montgomery 1997 Comedy
Toy Story 2 Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl 1999 0, Drama, 0
Runaway Bride Peggy Flemming 1999 Biography
Arlington Road Cheryl Lang 1999 0, Game Show, Comedy
High Fidelity Liz 2000 Comedy, Drama, Music
Cradle Will Rock Hazel Huffman 2000 Drama
Where the Heart Is Ruth Meyers 2000 Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Rachel Bitterman 2002
School of Rock Rosalie Mullins 2003 Comedy, Music
The School of Rock Rosalie Mullins 2003 Comedy, Music
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mother 2003 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Raising Helen Jenny Portman 2004 0, 0
Chicken Little Abby Mallard 2005 Drama, 0, 0
Ice Princess Joan Carlyle 2005 Comedy, Drama, Family
Friends with Money Franny 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Martian Child Liz 2007 Drama, Family
War, Inc. Marsha Dillon 2008 0, 0
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 0, 0
War Inc. Marsha Dillon 2008 Action, Comedy, Thriller
Confessions of a Shopaholic Jane Bloomwood 2009 0
Toys in the Attic Madam Curie 2009 Animation, Family, Fantasy
Toy Story 3 Jessie 2010 Drama, 0
Mars Needs Moms Milo's Mom 2011
The End of the Tour Patty 2015