American actress Joan Cusack was born on October 11, 1962 in NYC. Influenced greatly by her older sister Ann and younger brother John, both of whom are also actors, Joan would begin appearing in a number of supporting roles during the 1980s. In fact, before getting her big break, Joan would star in 10 movies with her brother which included classics like Sixteen Candles (1984) and Grosse Point Blank (1997)! In her early days, Joan also appeared as a cast member on Saturday Night Live!
Joan Cusack's first big role would come in 1988 when she was cast as "Tess McGill's" best friend "Cynthia" in the hit Working Girl. While it was a supporting role, Joan Cusack delivered a highly memorable performance and earned herself an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress!