Joan Cusack, born Joan Mary Cussak to parents father Dick Cusack and mother Nancy Cusack on October 11, 1962, is an American actress. She was born in New York, United States. Her height is 5 feet and 9 inches. She has blue eyes. She is of white ethnicity and of American nationality. She has two siblings, a brother, and a sister. Her brother John Cusack and sister Ann Cusack are also in Hollywood.
Joan was raised in the Evanston, Illionios. She went and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1984). She is the daughter of late Hollywood actor Dick Cusack who was also a filmmaker.
Her acting career started from the movie Cutting Loose in the year 1980 when she was only 18 years old. During the same year, she portrayed the character of Shelley in her second movie My Bodyguard.
She has appeared in many movies alongside her brother John Cusack. Some of the movies they did together are Sixteen Candles (1984), Grandview, USA (1984), High Fidelity (2000), Cradle Will Rock (1999), and others. Their latest collaboration is in the movie War, Inc (2008).
She has been nominated twice for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Cyn in Working Girl (1988) and as Emily Montgomery in the movie In & Out (1997). For the movie In & Out, she has also received a Golden Globe nomination.
Joan Cusack starred in television series Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1985-1986 portraying various characters appearing in a total number of 17 episodes. Joan who joined the cast of the television series Shameless in 2010 as the character of Sheila Gallagher nee Jackson (mother of Karen Jackson portrayed by Laura Slade Wiggins) had to be cut off from them because of schedule issues.
Cusack has received critical acclaims for roles in Television and has been nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series during 2011, 2012, and 2013 for Shameless. She has also been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015 for the same series. She won the 2015's award.
She has also been part of many video games. She portrayed the role of Abby Mallard for Chicken Little and Chicken Little: Ace in action. She is the voice of Jessie in the Toy Story movie franchise as well as portrays Jessie in Toy Story 3: The Video Game and as well as in Kinect Disneyland Adventures and its franchise Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure.
Her upcoming movie will be Toy Story 4 where she will voice the character of Jessie. The movie will premiere in 2019 and is currently in pre-production.
Joan is married to attorney Richard Burke, President, and CEO of Envoy Global, Inc. They have been married since 1996 and are parents of two sons. Their sons' name is Dylan John born in 1997 and Miles born in 2000.
The couple owns a home in Three Oaks Township, Michigan and lives in Chicago, Illinois. Joan Cusack, whose age is 55 has an unknown salary per movie. In her long career of 38 years in Hollywood, she has collected an estimated net worth of around $8 million.