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 nomination. Other notable films she has appeared in include Stars and Bars, Married to the Mob, Say Anything..., Runaway Bride, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. One of her most notable television roles is as a cast member of the sketch comedy TV show Saturday Night Live in 198586. Cusack currently recurs on the Showtime hit drama/comedy Shameless, as Sheila Jackson for which she has received two Emmy Award nominations. 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' (ne Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist.
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