Joan Cusack

61, from New York City, New York, USA

Artwork for Toy Story 4Image of Joan Cusack

Biography

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.

Timeline

2019Aged 57

  • Poster for Toy Story 4

    Jessie (voice)

  • Poster for Klaus

    Mrs. Krum (voice)

  • Poster for Let It Snow

    Tin Foil Woman

2018Aged 56

  • Poster for Instant Family

    Mrs. Howard

2017Aged 55

  • Poster for Snatched

    Barb

  • Poster for Unicorn Store

    Gladys

  • Poster for The Christmas Train

    Agnes

2016Aged 54

  • Poster for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Tilly

  • Poster for Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

    Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

2015Aged 53

  • Poster for The End of the Tour

    Patty

  • Poster for Freaks of Nature

    Peg Parker

2014Aged 52

  • Poster for Welcome to Me

    Dawn Hurley

  • Poster for Toy Story That Time Forgot

    Jessie (voice)

2013Aged 51

  • Poster for Toy Story of Terror!

    Jessie (Voice)

2012Aged 50

  • Poster for Partysaurus Rex

    Jessie (voice)

  • Poster for The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    Dr. Burton

2011Aged 49

  • Poster for Mars Needs Moms

    Mom (voice)

  • Poster for Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil

    Verushka the Witch (voice)

  • Poster for Hawaiian Vacation

    Jessie (voice)

  • Poster for Arthur Christmas

    Lead Elf (voice)

  • Poster for Small Fry

    Jessie (voice)

2010Aged 48

  • Poster for Toy Story 3

    Jessie (voice)

2009Aged 47

  • Poster for Confessions of a Shopaholic

    Jane Bloomwood

  • Poster for The Face Is Familiar

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for My Sister's Keeper

    Judge De Salvo

  • Poster for Acceptance

    Nina

2008Aged 46

  • Poster for War, Inc.

    Marsha Dillon

  • Poster for Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

    Miss Lucinda Bond

2007Aged 45

  • Poster for The Pixar Story

    Jessie (voice) (archive footage)

  • Poster for Martian Child

    Liz

2006Aged 44

  • Poster for Friends with Money

    Franny

  • Poster for The Inspiration for 'Cars'

    Jessie (archive voice)

2005Aged 43

  • Poster for Ice Princess

    Joan Carlyle

  • Poster for Chicken Little

    Abby Mallard (voice)

2004Aged 42

  • Poster for Raising Helen

    Jenny Portman

  • Poster for The Last Shot

    Fanny Nash (uncredited)

2003Aged 41

  • Poster for School of Rock

    Rosalie Mullins

  • Poster for Looney Tunes: Back in Action

    Mother

2002Aged 40

  • Poster for It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

    Rachel Bitterman

2000Aged 38

  • Poster for High Fidelity

    Liz

  • Poster for Where the Heart Is

    Ruth Meyers

1999Aged 37

1997Aged 35

  • Poster for Grosse Pointe Blank

    Marcella

  • Poster for A Smile Like Yours

    Nancy Tellen

  • Poster for In & Out

    Emily Montgomery

1996Aged 34

  • Poster for Mr. Wrong

    Inga Gunther

1995Aged 33

  • Poster for Nine Months

    Gail Dwyer

  • Poster for Two Much

    Gloria

1994Aged 32

  • Poster for Corrina, Corrina

    Jonesy

  • Poster for The Mother

    Annie

1993Aged 31

  • Poster for Addams Family Values

    Debbie Jellinsky

1992Aged 30

  • Poster for Hero

    Evelyn Laplante

  • Poster for Toys

    Alsatia Zevo

1991Aged 29

  • Poster for The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez

    Cathy

1990Aged 28

  • Poster for Men Don't Leave

    Jody

  • Poster for My Blue Heaven

    Hannah Stubbs

1989Aged 27

  • Poster for Say Anything...

    Constance Dobler

  • Poster for Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

    Self

1988Aged 26

  • Poster for Stars & Bars

    Irene Stein

  • Poster for Married to the Mob

    Rose

  • Poster for Working Girl

    Cyn

1987Aged 25

  • Poster for The Allnighter

    Gina

  • Poster for Broadcast News

    Blair Litton

1984Aged 22

  • Poster for Sixteen Candles

    Geek Girl #1

  • Poster for Grandview, U.S.A.

    Mary Maine

1983Aged 21

  • Poster for Class

    Julia

1980Aged 18