Cusack, Ann 1961–

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CUSACK, Ann 1961–


Born May 22, 1961 in Chicago, IL (some sources cite Brooklyn, NY); daughter of Dick (a producer, writer, and actor) and Nancy (a teacher) Cusack; sister of John and Bill Cusack (actors) and Joan and Susie Cusack (actresses). Education: New York University, B.F.A.; studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre Professional School, and Piven Theater & Workshop.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 Tenth St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actress. Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, artistic staff assistant; The Dance Place, Washington, DC, manager; toured as a singer with an a cappella group. Arts Expand (nonprofit company that develops theater groups for "at–risk" youth in Los Angeles), founder and executive director.

Awards, Honors: Commitment to Chicago Award (with others), Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2000.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Shirley Baker, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992.

Waitress, Malice, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Bill's secretary, Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Cinergi Pictures, 1994.

Sub Girl, Tank Girl, United Artists, 1995.

Television woman in van, The Birdcage (also known as Birds of a Feather), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1996.

Kitty Monaco, Cannes Man (also known as Canne$ Man and Con Man), Vine International Pictures, 1996.

Noreen, Multiplicity, Columbia, 1996.

White House tour guide, My Fellow Americans, Warner Bros., 1996.

Point of Betrayal (also known as Shattered Trust and Underground Love), Paramount Home Video, 1996.

Amy, Grosse Pointe Blank, Buena Vista, 1997.

Delivery woman, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Warner Bros., 1997.

Candy Dineen, Peoria Babylon, 1997.

Dr. Reston, Stigmata, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.

Liz, What Planet Are You From?, Columbia, 2000.

Jeezum Crow, 2000.

(Uncredited) Assistant to Lee Phillips, America's Sweetheart, Columbia, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Stephanie, The Jackie Thomas Show, ABC, 1992–1993.

Karen Foxworthy, The Jeff Foxworthy Show (also known as Somewhere in America), NBC, 1996–1997.

Margaret "Maggie" Day (title role), Maggie, Lifetime, 1998.

Julie Shaw, Waylon's wife, The Brotherhood of Poland,New Hampshire, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jan Armstrong, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Mandy Perla, Black River (also known as Dean Koontz's Black River), Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Marcy Levin, Overexposed, ABC, 1992.

Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story, NBC, 1993.

Grace, My Sister's Keeper, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Margaret Barkley, "The Scent of Murder," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Delilah, "Thanks for Nothing," Ladies Man, CBS, 1999.

Melissa Schiffer, "Kidnapped," The Huntress, USA Network, 2000.

Rebecca Moore, "The Obstacle Course," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Ann Gallagher, "Joan's Sister Visits," What about Joan, ABC, 2001.

Nancy Emenson, "Alienation of Affection," Family Law, CBS, 2002.

Maggie, "Carbon Creek," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise), UPN, 2002.

Karen Longview, "The Friendly Skies," Miracles, ABC, 2003.

Antonia, "Daphne Does Dinner," Frasier, NBC, 2003.

Family therapist, "The Living Years," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2004.

Family therapist, "Hanging by a Moment," One Tree Hill, The WB, 2004.

Also appeared in Love and War.