Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Allnighter (1987)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1962

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Despite living in the shadow of her superstar brother, John Cusack, actress Joan Cusack carved out a substantial career with memorable supporting roles. But unlike her better known sibling, she earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in "Working Girl" (1988), which came hot on the heels of her breakout role in "Broadcast News" (1987). From there, she accumulated a long list of credits where she played the best friend, sidekick or scourge, most notably in "Say Anything" (1989), "My Blue Heaven" (1990) and "Addams Family Values" (1993). While she did land the occasional dramatic role, as happened with "Arlington Road" (1999) and "The Cradle Will Rock" (1999), Cusack seemed content with her position as a character actress. Though her career was not without its setbacks - a failed sitcom run in early 2001 paid testament to that - Cusack nonetheless remained secure in herself and career, becoming by the late 1990s and early 2000s, one of the most dependable supporting players working in Hollywood.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
81% 46% Let It Snow Tin Foil Woman (Character) - 2019
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Jessie (Voice) $434M 2019
94% 97% Klaus Mrs. Krum (Voice) - 2019
81% 82% Instant Family Mrs. Howard (Character) $67.3M 2018
No Score Yet 55% The Christmas Train Lelia (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 42% Unicorn Store Gladys (Character) - 2017
36% 29% Snatched Barb (Character) $45.8M 2017
64% 41% The Unicorn Store Unknown (Character) - 2017
79% 65% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Tilly (Character) $9.4M 2016
No Score Yet 45% Freaks of Nature Peg Parker (Character) - 2015
92% 81% The End of the Tour Patty (Character) $3M 2015
73% 46% Welcome to Me Dawn Hurley (Character) $625.7K 2014
94% 84% Toy Story of Terror! Unknown (Character) - 2013
86% 89% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dr. Burton (Character) $17.7M 2012
37% 40% Mars Needs Moms Mom (Voice) $21.4M 2011
No Score Yet 86% Arthur Christmas Lead Elf (Voice) $46.4M 2011
No Score Yet 78% Small Fry Jessie (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 83% Hawaiian Vacation Jessie (Voice) - 2011
11% 35% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Verushka the Witch (Voice) $10.1M 2011
98% 89% Toy Story 3 Jessie (Voice) $415M 2010
No Score Yet 86% Toys in the Attic Madame Curie (Voice) - 2009
48% 72% My Sister's Keeper Judge De Salvo (Character) $49.2M 2009
No Score Yet 34% Acceptance Nina (Character) - 2009
26% 49% Confessions of a Shopaholic Jane Bloomwood (Character) $44.3M 2009
28% 38% War, Inc. Marsha Dillon (Character) $578.5K 2008
80% 69% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Miss Bond (Character) $17.7M 2008
35% 72% Martian Child Liz (Character) $7.5M 2007
72% 40% Friends With Money Franny (Character) $13.4M 2006
52% 58% Ice Princess Mrs. Carlyle (Character) $24.4M 2005
37% 47% Chicken Little Abby Mallard (Voice) - 2005
25% 61% Raising Helen Jenny (Character) $37.5M 2004
56% 50% Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mother (Character) $21M 2003
91% 64% The School of Rock Rosalie Mullins (Character) $81.3M 2003
82% 51% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Rachel Bitterman (Character) - 2002
35% 76% Where the Heart Is Ruth Meyers (Character) $33.8M 2000
91% 90% High Fidelity Liz (Character) $27.3M 2000
100% 86% Toy Story 2 Jessie (Voice) $245.9M 1999
64% 71% Cradle Will Rock Hazel Huffman (Character) $2.9M 1999
46% 53% Runaway Bride Peggy Flemming (Character) $152.1M 1999
63% 74% Arlington Road Cheryl Lang (Character) $24.4M 1999
6% 19% A Smile Like Yours Nancy Tellen (Character) $3.3M 1997
80% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Marcella (Character) $28.1M 1997
71% 52% In & Out Emily Montgomery (Character) $63.9M 1997
7% 26% Mr. Wrong Inga Gunther (Character) $12.8M 1996
14% 36% Two Much Gloria (Character) $1.1M 1996
26% 37% Nine Months Gail Dwyer (Character) $67.9M 1995
39% 69% Corrina, Corrina Jonesy (Character) $20.2M 1994
77% 63% Addams Family Values Debbie Jellinsky (Character) $45.7M 1993
30% 39% Toys Alsatia Zevo (Character) $21.3M 1992
67% 50% Hero Evelyn (Character) $18.2M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez Cathy (Character) - 1991
81% 62% Men Don't Leave Jody (Character) $5.8M 1990
71% 59% My Blue Heaven Hannah Stubbs (Character) $22.8M 1990
98% 85% Say Anything... Constance Dobler (uncredited) (Character) $20M 1989
89% 48% Married to the Mob Rose (Character) $19.7M 1988
84% 67% Working Girl Cyn (Character) $62.2M 1988
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Irene Stein (Character) $14.9K 1988
98% 79% Broadcast News Blair Litton (Character) $49.2M 1987
0% 38% The Allnighter Gina (Character) $2.4M 1987
84% 85% Sixteen Candles Geek Girl #1 (Character) - 1984
84% 69% My Bodyguard Shelley (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
78% 67% Homecoming Francine Bunda (Character) 2020
96% 86% A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Widows Support Group Member (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015 2009
85% 83% Shameless USA Sheila (Character),
Sheila Jackson (Guest Star)
2011-2015
81% 90% The Office Erin's Biological Mother (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peep and the Big Wide World Narrator 2010-2011 2004-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Pamela Burton (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2006
38% No Score Yet What About Joan Joan Gallagher (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1985-1986

QUOTES FROM Joan Cusack CHARACTERS

Conner says: Ever since I was born, I was dope

Conner says: Ever since I was born, I was dope.

Tilly says: True that

Tilly says: True that.

Cyn says: Yeah, I should have checked the milligrams. Live and learn.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz! We're your friends!

Buzz Lightyear says: Spare me your lies, temptress! Your emperor's defeated, and I'm immune to your bewitching good looks.

Woody says: You'll be okay in the attic?

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Of course I will.... Besides, I know about Buzz's Spanish mode.

Buzz Lightyear says: My what?

Ruth Meyers says: Jesus Christ, another guitar player. What's your name?

Willy Jack Pickens says: Willie Jack Pickens.

Ruth Meyers says: I bet you didn't even make that up, did you?

Willy Jack Pickens says: What?

Ruth Meyers says: So, you just carry that guitar around to keep your balance?

Willy Jack Pickens says: You want me to play?

Ruth Meyers says: What the fuck do you think that I want you to do, call bingo? One tune; your best shot.

Willy Jack Pickens says: Well, I wrote this one myself.

Ruth Meyers says: I have goosebumps already.

Peggy Flemming says: Have you heard my husband's morning show? "Wake Up With Flem?"

Jessie the Cowgirl says: We gotta get home before Andy leaves tomorrow.

Ruth Meyers says: My name is Ruth Meyers. Call me Ruth Meyers.

Dr. Burton says: We accept the love we think we deserve.

Dr. Burton says: But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Did you fix Buzz?

Hamm says: Eh, sort of.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: This isn't a family it's a prison, you're a liar and a bully and I'd rather rot in this dumpster than go back!

Barbie says: Jessie's right! Authority should derive from the consent of the governed, not from the threat of force!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz, you're back! You're back!

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes I'm back uh where did I go?

Woody says: Beyond infinity, Space Ranger.

Buzz Lightyear says: Woody! So where are we know?

Rex says: In a garbage truck on the way to the dump!

Cyn says: It needs some bows or something!

Woody says: Japan? No no no no no, I can't go to Japan!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Ha ha ha...What do you mean?

Woody says: I have to get back to my owner Andy! Look look look, see!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: HUH! He still has an owner!

Woody says: Hello! Hi-Hi! Hello!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Great! Now you can go!

Hannah Stubbs says: And where did you learn to jump start a car?

Vinnie Antonelli says: I learned it in the army.

Rachel Bitterman says: It's funny how one day can mean so many different things.

Verushka the Witch says: Oh, look! Your doggy's trying to save you!

Principal Rosalie Mullins says: [in an inappropriate tone of voice] Excuse me, I've just been informed that all of your children are missing!

Jessie the Cowgirl says: What do we do now woody

Jessie the Cowgirl says: What do we do now Woody?

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Oh Woody, we were wrong to leave you! I...I was wrong.....

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Woody, we were wrong to leave Andy.

Mr. Potato Head says: Jessie's right Woody. She was wrong!

Mr. Potato Head says: Jessie's right, Woody. She was wrong.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: And when Andy plays with you it's like, even though you're not moving, you feel like you're alive...'cause that's how he sees you.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: And when Andy plays with you it's like, even though you're not moving, you feel like you're alive. Because that's how he sees you.

Jessie the Cowgirl says: Buzz! Mind if I squeeze next to you?

Buzz Lightyear says: Yes. No! I mean, why would I mind squeezing next to you? Is it hot in here?

Milo's Mom says: Milo is that broccoli?

Milo's Mom says: Milo, is that broccoli?

Milo says: No, that's vomit.