Birthplace: New York City
Comedic actress known for her quirky but memorable roles. Her films include Working Girl (1988), Grosse Pointe Blank (1997), In & Out (1997), Cradle Will Rock (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Where the Heart Is (2000), and The School of Rock (2003). The year 2001 saw Joan in her own television sitcom, What About Joan. She is the narrator of the kids' animated series Peep and the Big Wide World (2004– ). Cusack is the sister of actor John Cusack.