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Joan Cusack Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Joan Cusack Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9½ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth October 11, 1962
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Blue

Joan Cusack is an American actor, voice actor, and writer who has been nominated for 2 Academy Awards for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in the films Working Girl (1988) and In & Out (1997). Her film credits also include Married to the Mob, My Blue HeavenConfessions of a Shopaholic, Grosse Pointe Blank, Addams Family ValuesA Smile Like YoursArlington RoadRunaway BrideToy Story 2, High FidelitySchool of Rock, Raising HelenIce Princess, Friends with MoneyMartian ChildKit Kittredge: An American GirlMy Sister’s KeeperToy Story 3The Perks of Being a WallflowerKlaus, Welcome to MePopstar: Never Stop Never StoppingThe End of the TourToy Story 4, and Let It Snow. Moreover, Joan Cusack is known for her television roles like playing Joan Gallagher in the sitcom What About Joan?, Sheila Jackson in the comedy-drama series Shameless, Justice Strauss in the black comedy-drama series A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Francine Bunda in the psychological thriller series Homecoming.

Born Name

Joan Mary Cusack

Nick Names

Joan, Jo

Joan Cusack during 'The End Of The Tour' Premiere at 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Joan Cusack during ‘The End Of The Tour’ Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States


Chicago, Illinois, United States





She joined “Piven Theatre Workshop” as a child and also went to the “Story Theatre” and “The Ark.”

She graduated from Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois.

Joan Cusack completed her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984.


Actor, Voice Actor, Writer


  • Father – Late. Dick Cusack (Advertising executive, writer, and actor)
  • Mother – Ann Paula Nancy (nee Carolan) (Mathematics teacher and a political activist)
  • Siblings – Ann Cusack (Older Sister) (Actor), Bill Cusack (Younger Brother) (Producer and actor), John Cusack (Younger Brother) (Actor, producer, and screenwriter), Susie Cusack (Younger Sister) (Actor)
  • Others – Dennis Joseph Cusack (Paternal Grandfather), Margaret McFeeley (Paternal Grandmother), William Bartholomew Carolan (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Agatha McGillen (Maternal Grandmother)


Joan Cusack has been signed with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Net Worth

Her net worth has been $20 Million according to




5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm


150 pounds or 68 kg

Boyfriend / Spouse

Joan Cusack has dated –

  1. Richard Dick Burke (1992-Present) – Joan started dating Richard Dick Burke (Attorney, the head of corporate services) in 1992. After a year’s courtship, the couple got married in 1993. They have two sons – Dylan John Burke (born in June 1997) and Miles Burke (born in July 2000).
Joan Cusack and Richard Burke at Sony Pictures Classics Premiere of 'Friends with Money.'
Joan Cusack and Richard Burke at Sony Pictures Classics Premiere of ‘Friends with Money.’

Race / Ethnicity


She bears Irish and American ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Her short dark red hair


36-27-34 in or 91.5-69-87 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU)

Bra Size


Joan Cusack with cast and crew attends 'The End Of The Tour' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015
Joan Cusack (sixth from left) with cast and crew attends ‘The End Of The Tour’ Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015.

Shoe Size

9.5 (US) or 7 (UK) or 40 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

She appeared in TV commercials for “US Cellular” in 2002 and for “DirecTV” in 2004.


Roman Catholicism

Best Known For

Her roles in movies like Working Girl (romantic comedy-drama, 1988) and In & Out (romantic comedy, 1997). For both these movies she received Academy Award nominations and for In & Out, she got a Golden Globe Award nomination as well.

First Film

Though she appeared in Cutting Loose (1980), her official debut can be counted for her role as Shelley in the comedy-drama film My Bodyguard (1980).

First TV Show

Her television debut marks her playing various characters in NBC’s television live sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986.

Personal Trainer

Joan Cusack is considerably fit ever since her appearance on screen. She does running for 30 minutes every day, drinks lots of water, and her diet includes green vegetables and proteins.

Joan Cusack Favorite Things

  • Junk Food – Hostess Ho-Hos
  • Family Getaway – Skiing

Source –

Joan Cusack supports brother John Cusack while he was seen at the unveiling of his star on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.
Joan Cusack supports brother John Cusack while he was seen at the unveiling of his star on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd.

Joan Cusack Facts

  1. Joan Cusack was the first regular cast member on NBC’s show Saturday Night Live, for which she was nominated for an Academy award.
  2. She has appeared in 10 movies with her younger brother John Cusack.
  3. She belongs to an actor family, including all of her four siblings and her father.
  4. For the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, she was nominated in the “Best Supporting Actress” category for Joseph Jefferson Award in 1991.
  5. She loves being in Chicago so much that while starring in What About Joan?, she put a condition that the production should take place in Chicago so that she would not have to leave the place.
  6. In an interview, she stated that she loves to work in intense working conditions.
  7. She owns a home in “Three Oaks Township, Michigan.”
  8. She has worked as a commercial spokesperson for U.S. Cellular for many years.
  9. In 2003, she signed the “Not in My Name” resolution along with her brother John Cusack while opposing the invasion of Iraq. She signed this along with people such as Noam Chomsky (American linguist, philosopher, and cognitive scientist) and Susan Sarandon (an acclaimed American actress and academy winner).
  10. She won four consecutive Emmy Awards nominations (from 2011 to 2014) for her role as Sheila Jackson in Showtime’s hit drama-comedy series Shameless.
  11. Joan and her brother John turned down the movie The Stepford Wives due to their father’s illness in 2004.
  12. She co-founded the three women improv comedy troupe along with Bonnie Hunt and Holly Wortell in the mid-1980s.
  13. She voiced the role of Jessie in the computer-animated comedy adventure film Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010).
  14. She has been friends with actor, singer, songwriter, and musician Drake Bell.
  15. She has done voiceover work for video games like Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue, Chicken Little: Ace in ActionToy Story 3: The Video Game, Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure, and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.
  16. She provided vocals to the character of Mrs. Tammy Krum (the Krum Clan matriarch) in the 2019 Spanish-American animated Christmas film Klaus.
  17. She is not on social media.

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