Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

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.

Highest rated movies

Say Anything... Broadcast News
Toy Story of Terror!
The End of the Tour
The School of Rock High Fidelity
Married to the Mob
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
94% 96% Klaus Mrs. Krum (Voice) - 2019
81% 46% Let It Snow Tin Foil Woman (Character) - 2019
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Jessie (Voice) $434.0M 2019
81% 82% Instant Family Mrs. Howard (Character) $67.3M 2018
No Score Yet 39% Unicorn Store Gladys (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 51% The Christmas Train Agnes (Character) - 2017
36% 29% Snatched Barb (Character) $45.8M 2017
65% 42% 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) $3.0M 2015
73% 46% Welcome to Me Dawn Hurley (Character) $625.7K 2014
94% 84% Toy Story of Terror! Unknown (Character) - 2013
85% 89% The Perks of Being a Wallflower Dr. Burton (Character) $17.7M 2012
No Score Yet 83% Hawaiian Vacation Jessie (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 78% Small Fry Jessie (Voice) - 2011
92% 76% Arthur Christmas Lead Elf (Voice) $46.4M 2011
11% 35% Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Verushka the Witch (Voice) $10.1M 2011
37% 40% Mars Needs Moms Mom (Voice) $21.4M 2011
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Jessie (Voice) $415.0M 2010
No Score Yet 88% Toys in the Attic Madame Curie (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 34% Acceptance Nina (Character) - 2009
48% 72% My Sister's Keeper Judge De Salvo (Character) $49.2M 2009
26% 49% Confessions of a Shopaholic Jane Bloomwood (Character) $44.3M 2009
80% 69% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Miss Bond (Character) $17.7M 2008
29% 38% War, Inc. Marsha Dillon (Character) $578.5K 2008
35% 72% Martian Child Liz (Character) $7.5M 2007
72% 40% Friends With Money Franny (Character) $13.4M 2006
36% 47% Chicken Little Abby Mallard (Voice) - 2005
52% 58% Ice Princess Mrs. Carlyle (Character) $24.4M 2005
25% 61% Raising Helen Jenny (Character) $37.5M 2004
56% 50% Looney Tunes: Back in Action Mother (Character) $21.0M 2003
92% 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
65% 71% Cradle Will Rock Hazel Huffman (Character) $2.9M 1999
100% 87% Toy Story 2 Jessie (Voice) $245.9M 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
71% 52% In & Out Emily Montgomery (Character) $63.9M 1997
81% 87% Grosse Pointe Blank Marcella (Character) $28.1M 1997
14% 36% Two Much Gloria (Character) $1.1M 1996
7% 25% Mr. Wrong Inga Gunther (Character) $12.8M 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
67% 59% My Blue Heaven Hannah Stubbs (Character) $22.8M 1990
98% 85% Say Anything... Constance Dobler (uncredited) (Character) $20.0M 1989
No Score Yet 39% Stars and Bars Irene Stein (Character) $14.9K 1988
84% 67% Working Girl Cyn (Character) $62.2M 1988
89% 48% Married to the Mob Rose (Character) $19.7M 1988
0% 37% The Allnighter Gina (Character) $2.4M 1987
98% 79% Broadcast News Blair Litton (Character) $49.2M 1987
84% 85% Sixteen Candles Geek Girl #1 (Character) - 1984
81% 69% My Bodyguard Shelley (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
79% 65% Homecoming Francine Bunda (Character) 2020
96% 88% A Series of Unfortunate Events Justice Strauss (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Widows Support Group Member (Guest Voice) 2016
82% 80% Shameless 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 2004-2007 2010-2011
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
No Score Yet 89% 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 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1985-1986