Joan Cusack

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


Klaus (2019)
as Mrs. Krum (voice)
Let It Snow (2019)
as Tin Foil Woman
Toy Story 4 (2019)
as Jessie (voice)
Instant Family (2018)
as Mrs. Howard
The Christmas Train (2017)
as Agnes
Unicorn Store (2017)
as Gladys
Snatched (2017)
as Barb
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
as Tilly
Freaks of Nature (2015)
as Peg Parker
The End of the Tour (2015)
as Patty
Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)
as Jessie (voice)
Welcome to Me (2014)
as Dawn Hurley
Toy Story of Terror! (2013)
as Jessie (Voice)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
as Dr. Burton
Partysaurus Rex (2012)
as Jessie (voice)
Small Fry (2011)
as Jessie (voice)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
as Lead Elf (voice)
Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
as Jessie (voice)
Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil (2011)
as Verushka the Witch (voice)
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
as Mom (voice)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
as Jessie (voice)
Acceptance (2009)
as Nina
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
as Judge De Salvo
The Face Is Familiar (2009)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
as Jane Bloomwood
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
as Aunt Millie
War, Inc. (2008)
as Marsha Dillon
Martian Child (2007)
as Liz
Friends with Money (2006)
as Franny
Chicken Little (2005)
as Abby Mallard (voice)
Ice Princess (2005)
as Joan Carlyle
The Last Shot (2004)
as Fanny Nash (uncredited)
Raising Helen (2004)
as Jenny Portman
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
as Mother
School of Rock (2003)
as Rosalie Mullins
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
as Rachel Bitterman
Where the Heart Is (2000)
as Ruth Meyers
High Fidelity (2000)
as Liz
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
as Hazel Huffman
Toy Story 2 (1999)
as Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl (voice)
Hidden Vulnerability: A Look Into the Making of 'Arlington Road' (1999)
Runaway Bride (1999)
as Peggy Flemming
Arlington Road (1999)
as Cheryl Lang
In & Out (1997)
as Emily Montgomery
A Smile Like Yours (1997)
as Nancy Tellen
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
as Marcella
Mr. Wrong (1996)
as Inga Gunther
Two Much (1995)
as Gloria
Nine Months (1995)
as Gail Dwyer
Corrina, Corrina (1994)
as Jonesy
Addams Family Values (1993)
as Debbie Jellinsky
Toys (1992)
as Alsatia Zevo
Hero (1992)
as Evelyn Laplante
The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)
My Blue Heaven (1990)
as Hannah Stubbs
Men Don't Leave (1990)
as Jody
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989)
as Herself
Say Anything... (1989)
as Constance Dobler
Working Girl (1988)
as Cyn
Married to the Mob (1988)
as Rose
Stars & Bars (1988)
as Irene Stein
Broadcast News (1987)
as Blair Litton
The Allnighter (1987)
as Gina
Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
as Mary Maine
Sixteen Candles (1984)
as Geek Girl #1
Class (1983)
as Julia
My Bodyguard (1980)
as Shelley
Paddy Chayefsky's The Mother
as Annie © 2021

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