Joan Cusack

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/11/1962, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Joan Cusack Fast Facts:
  • Trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop (founded by Jeremy Piven's parents) in Evanston, IL.
  • Was a cast member of Saturday Night Live during the 1985 to 1986 season. (Developed her comedy chops as a fan of the work of Mel Brooks and Monty Python.)
  • Nominated for Oscars in 1988 (Working Girl) and 1997 (In & Out).
  • Voiced the part of Jessie the Cowgirl in Toy Story 2 (1999) and sang the Randy Newman ballad "When She Loved Me." (She again provided Jessie's voice in 2010's Toy Story 3.)
  • Stipulated that her 2001 sitcom, What About Joan, be produced in Chicago so that she could be near her family.
  • Has appeared in numerous films with brother John, including Sixteen Candles, High Fidelity, Say Anything... and War, Inc.
  • A narrator for the children's series, Peep and the Big Wide World, an animated educational program.
  • In 2010, appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as the adoptive mother of a runaway girl.
  • Joan Cusack Relationships:
  • John Cusack - Brother
  • Bill Cusack - Brother
  • Miles Burke - Son
  • Dylan Burke - Son
  • Nancy Cusack - Mother
  • Susie Cusack - Sister
  • Ann Cusack - Sister
  • Richard Cusack - Father
  • Richard Burke - Husband
  • Joan Cusack Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (BA in English, 1985)

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