Joan Cusack

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Joan Mary Cusack (born October 11, 1962) is an American film, stage and television actress. Cusack has appeared in films, television and stage productions, receiving Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the movies Working Girl and In & Out, as well as one Golden Globe and one Emmy Award nomination. One of her most notable television roles is as a cast member of the sketch comedy TV show Saturday Night Live in 1985–86. Cusack currently recurs on the Showtime hit drama/comedy Shameless, as Sheila Jackson. Cusack was the second of five children born in New York City to an Irish American Catholic family. She was raised in Evanston, Illinois. Her mother, Ann Paula "Nancy" (née Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist. Her late father, Richard Cusack, as well as her siblings Ann, Bill, John, and Susie, have also been actors. Cusack is an alumna of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Cusack has twice been nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her work in Working Girl and In & Out. She appeared with her brother John in the movies Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A.
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