Joan Cusack is an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Working Girl and the romantic comedy In & Out. Cusack was a cast member on the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. She starred on the Showtime hit drama/comedy Shameless as Sheila Gallagher (née Jackson), a role for which she has received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations, winning for the first time in 2015.
She appeared with her brother John in the movies Sixteen Candles, Grandview, U.S.A., Class, High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Say Anything…, Cradle Will Rock, Martian Child, and most recently, War, Inc. In the film Addams Family Values, she played serial divorcee and murderer ‘Debbie Jellinsky’. One of her most well-known roles was the head-teacher of Horace Green Elementary School, Rosalie ‘Roz’ Mullins, in School of Rock. She also voiced Jessie in Toy Story 2and Toy Story 3, played Dr. Burton, the therapist in the teen film The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Justice Strauss in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Joan is will be in Toy Story 4 in 2019, and Unicorn Store with Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, due out later this year.