Joan Cusack Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Films, Acting, Awards, Husband and Children

Published Date   22nd Sep. 2017, 22:48 pm
Joan Cusack Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Films, Acting, Awards, Husband and Children
Quick Info
Birth Name: Joan Cusack
Nationality: Joan Cusack
Net Worth: $8 million

American actress, Joan Cusack net worth heightened as she received Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her astounding performances in Working Girl (1988) and In & Out (1997).


Born in 1962, Joan Cusack is an Award winning actress best known for her appearances in Working Girl, In & Out and Toy Story franchise. Correspondingly, she received Academy Award nomination and Globe nomination for In & Out.

Furthermore, Joan Cusack net worth increased as she starred in Showtime hit drama/comedy Shameless. For her role as Sheila Gallagher in the show, she received 5 consecutive Emmy Award nominations. Out of 5, Cusack won one in 2015.

Early Life and Education

Joan Cusack was born on October 11, 1962 in New York City, New York. She grew up in Evanston, Illinois under the parenthood of Ann Paula and Dick Cusack. Her mother was a Mathematics teacher and political activist while her late father was a filmmaker.

Cusack  has a sister, Ann and a brother, John. Both of them are actors. She grew up Catholic and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984.

Acting Career and Awards

Out of a number of performances, Joan Cusack net worth increased through In & Out and Working Girl. She won Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for these films. Her other mainstream films are Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A., Class, Say Anything…, Cradle Will Rock and so on.

She made a recent appearance in War, Inc. Similarly, she played serial divorcee and murderer in Addams Family Values. Further, Cusack starred in short-lived ABC sitcom What About Joan? and hit film Arlington Road.

Her recognition grew as she voiced Jessie in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. Later, she appeared as Dr. Burton in teen film The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).

For her roles in Runaway Bride (1999), In & Out (1997) and Working Girl (1988), Joan Cusack received 4 American Comedy Awards nominations. Consequently, Joan Cusack net worth increased after she won three out of the four awards for “Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture”.

She not only won the New York Film Critics Circle Awards but also won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for her role in In & Out. The talented actress won the awards in the category of “Best Supporting Actress”.

Television Appearances and Shameless

After gaining success in big screen, she moved on to small screen. Soon, she appeared in NBC show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. Likewise, she guest-starred on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU in 2010. Meanwhile, Joan Cusack net worth elevated with her appearance as Sheila Gallagher in Showtime drama/comedy Shameless.

For her performance in ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine, Joan Cusack received critical acclamation. Additionally, she received Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She won the nomination four times consecutively from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for the same series and for the same category.

Husband and Children

Joan Cusack married attorney Richard Burke in 1996. Burke is the President and CEO of Envoy Global, Inc. They have two sons: Dylan John, born in 1997, and Miles, born in 2000. The family lives together in their home in Chicago, Illinois. Besides, they own a home in Three Oaks Township, Michigan.

Salary and Net Worth

The prominent actress Joan Cusack net worth is as high as $8 million because of her award winning performances. She also gathered the worth successfully through her persistence in the career.

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