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How Joan Cusack’s net worth was built

Actress Joan Cusack comes from a family of actors. She got an early start in the business, attending the Piven Theater Workshop and appearing in films in her teens. She started out in teen comedies such as “My Bodyguard” and “Sixteen Candles,” eventually transitioning into adult roles, including her breakout role in the 1988 movie “Working Girl” alongside Melanie Griffith and “Men Don’t Leave” with Jessica Lange.

Cusack briefly stepped away from Hollywood to spend more time with her husband and children, but she came back in 1997 in the hit film “In & Out,” for which she received critical acclaim. She continued to work steadily through the 1990s and the 2000s with a series of strong supporting roles in several major films, both comedies and dramas. She ventured into voice acting and in 2011 joined the cast of the HBO series “Shameless.”

Cusack’s talent has helped her build an impressive net worth of $6 million as of June 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Joan Cusack

  • Born: 1962
  • Birthplace: New York City

What she’s up to now

In 1993, Cusack married attorney Richard Burke, and they now have two sons. In addition to her recurring role on the TV series “Shameless,” Cusack continues to make guest appearances in film, including “Welcome to Me” (2014) and “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” (2016).


Cusack has won won three American Comedy Awards for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, for “Working Girl” in 1988, “In & Out” in 1997 and “Runaway Bride” in 1999. In 2000 she won an Annie Award for her voice role in the animated movie “Toy Story 2.” She has won awards from Blockbuster Entertainment, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Chicago Film Critics Association. She’s been nominated for three Primetime Emmy awards and one Daytime Emmy award.

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