Joan Cusack

Quick Facts

Birth Date October 11,1962
Full Name Joan Mary Cusack
Birth Name Joan Mary Cusack
Profession Actress
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed ( Irish American and Catholic)
Birth City New York City, New York
Birth Country United States
Father Name Dick (192 Cusack5–2003)
Father Profession an advertising director, writer, executive
Mother Name Nancy Cusack
Mother Profession A retired math teacher and political activist
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Libra
Marital Status Married
Spouse Richard Burke
No Of Children 2 ( Dylan John Burke, Miles Burke)
Height 175 cm
Weight 65 kg
Networth 8000000
Sibilings 4 (Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack, and Bill Cusack)
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Comedic American actress Joan Cusack is widely famous for her roles in both romantic comedy films In & Out (1997), and Working Girl (1988). Also, she is known for starring in hit drama in as Sheila Jackson, for which she has earned five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Joan Mary Cusack was born on October 11, 1962, in New York City, New York, USA. She is the daughter of Nancy, a retired math teacher and late Dick Cusack (1925–2003), an advertising director, writer, executive. She further has four siblings named Susie Cusack, John Cusack, a famous actor, Ann Cusack, an actress, and Bill Cusack. As per her citizenship, she is American and is of mixed ethnicity.


Joan Cusack was born on 11th October 1962 in New York City. Her father Dick Cusack was an actor and filmmaker while her mother Nancy Cusack used to teach mathematics and was also a political activist. Her two siblings Ann and John also became actors.

She began her acting career playing minor roles in films while she was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1984.

Who is Joan Cusack Married to?

Joan is wed to Richard Burke, the man she has loved for a very long time. He serves as President and CEO of Envoy Global, Inc. and is an attorney.

Picture of Joan Cusack and Richard Burke, her spouse
Origin: Hollywood

In 1996, Cusack and Burker became husband and wife. In the company of their loved ones and friends, the couple married secretly. Since their wedding day, they have had a solid and happy marriage for almost 24 years.

In fact, the actress swiftly left Hollywood after getting married in 1996 to focus on her family. They have never had a fight or argument, so even after a very long marriage, they still have a great deal of respect for one another.

Children of Joan Cusack

Joan, the cowgirl Jessie’s voice actress from Toy Story 2, 3, and 4, is a joyful mother of two children. Dylan John Burke and Miles Burke, both adult males, are the couple’s children.

Joan Cusack with Her Family in the Picture
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The family’s firstborn, Dylan, was born on June 17, 1997. While Miles, who was born in July 2000, is their youngest child. She began talking about her family’s life in Chicago in interviews after becoming a mother for the first time in 1997. She remarked once;

“It keeps the TV and movies from becoming the center of our family life. In Los Angeles, it’s simple to become preoccupied with one’s appearance or financial status, and those aren’t traits I want my children to emulate.”

Cusack, who stands 1.75 meters tall, claimed that her two children adore Chicago’s eateries, art galleries, and architecture. According to the interview, she even admits to loving Chicago because it keeps her children confined. The entire family is currently housed in their own home in Chicago, Illinois.


Joan Cusack first earned attention in 1987 for her role in the film ‘Broadcast News’. In 1988, she won her first award, the ‘Boston Society of Film Critics Award’ in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category, for her role in the comedy film ‘Stars and Bars’. She won the same award again for her role in the film ‘Married to the Mob’.

She reached new heights of popularity after her role of Cynthia in the 1988 romantic comedy drama film ‘Working Girl’ by Mike Nichols. The film was a critical and commercial success. It was nominated for the Oscar in the ‘Best Film’ category. Cusack also earned an Oscar nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’. In the following years, she was seen in movies, such as ‘Say Anything’ (1989), ‘Men Don’t Leave’ (1990), ‘My Blue Heaven’ (1990), ‘Toys’ (1992), and ‘Addams Family Values’ (1993).
In 1995, she was nominated for the American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in the romantic comedy film ‘Nine Months’. The film did well commercially but was a critical failure. She was next seen in the movies ‘Two Much’ (1995) and ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’ (1997).
Cusack earned her second Oscar nomination in the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ category for her role in the romantic comedy film ‘In & Out’ (1997). Directed by Frank Oz, the film was a commercial and critical success. She played a role in the 1999 mystery thriller film ‘Arlington Road’. The same year, she appeared in the romantic comedy film ‘Runaway Bride’, which won her the American Comedy Award as well as the Blockbuster Entertainment Award. Also in the same year, she played a voice role in the animated comedy film ‘Toy Story 2’; she won the Annie Award for her performance.
Her works during the early 2000s include ‘High Fidelity’ (2000), ‘School of Rock’ (2003), and ‘The Last Shot’ (2004). She voiced a main character in the 2005 animated sci-fi comedy film ‘Chicken Little’. Directed by Mark Dindal, the film was a commercial success though the reviews were mostly mixed.
In the ensuing years, she acted in the movies ‘Friends with Money’ (2006), ‘Martian Child’ (2007), and ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’. In 2010, she was seen in the animated adventure film ‘Toy Story 3’. The film was a huge success commercially, earning more than $1 billion. It won several awards as well. From 2011 to 2015, she played a role in the TV series ‘Shameless’ for which she was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. She eventually won the award in 2015.

How much is Joan Cusack’s Net Worth ?

Joan has made a fortune as an actor in Hollywood since she started performing as a teenager. She consequently made a substantial fortune through her four decades of acting and voice acting employment. She has an enormous net worth of $8 million as of the beginning of 2022, matching Tom Hanks’.

Joan Cusack in the role of Sheila Jackson on Shameless
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Joan has been in numerous successful movies and TV shows since the early 1980s. She thus receives a remuneration of roughly $91401 each year in exchange for her appearances. Similar results were achieved by her lucrative film Toy Story 2, which earned $497.4 million from a $90 million budget.

Official Trailer for Toy Story 4

Toy Story 3 and 4 were two sequels that likewise had critical acclaim and financial success, ultimately earning $1.067 billion and $1.073 billion, respectively. She has received numerous American Comedy Awards, two Emmy nominations, two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and other honors during her career.

Major Works

One of Joan Cusack’s successful early works is her role in the romantic comedy film ‘Working Girl’. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film also starred actors Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and Alec Baldwin. Made on a budget of less than $30 million, the film became a commercial success, earning $102 million. The film also earned positive response from critics.

Another successful work by Joan Cusack is her voice role in the 2010 animated comedy drama film ‘Toy Story 3’. It was the third installment of the Toy Story movie franchise. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich, turned out to be a huge success financially, earning more than $1 billion on a $200 million budget.

At the Oscars, ‘Toy Story 3’ became the first animated sequel in history to be nominated for ‘Best Picture’ and the second one to be nominated for ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature film as well as the Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award, in the same category. It was also much praised by critics.

She is also known for her role in the American comedy drama TV series ‘Shameless’. It was a remake of the British series of the same name. The series, which has been airing since 2011, has been much praised by critics. It has also received high ratings. Cusack was nominated for many Emmy Awards for her role, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015.