Ann Cusack

Ann Cusack
Born (1961-05-22) May 22, 1961 (age 59)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Parent(s)
Family

Ann Cusack (born May 22, 1961) is an American actress. She had minor roles in both the 1996 comedy Multiplicity, A League of Their Own (1992) and The Informant! (2009). She has made guest appearances in a number of television series, including Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, One Tree Hill, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, The Unit, Boston Legal, Bones, Frasier, Ally McBeal, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, Fargo, Better Call Saul, and The Boys.

Early life

Cusack was born in Manhattan and raised in Evanston, Illinois.[1] She is the sister of actors Joan, John, Bill, and Susie. Her mother, Ann Paula "Nancy" (née Carolan), is a former mathematics teacher and political activist.[2][3][4] Her father, Dick Cusack, was an actor, producer, and writer. With her sister Joan and brother John, she trained at the Piven Theatre Workshop[5] in Evanston and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Career

Cusack starred in her first film role in 1992, when she was cast in A League of Their Own, as Shirley Baker. She was in the 1996 comedy Multiplicity, which starred Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell. Also in 1996, she replaced Anita Barone on The Jeff Foxworthy Show until the series ended. In 1998, Cusack starred in Maggie on Lifetime Television. Cusack has made guest appearances in Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, One Tree Hill, Charmed, Ghost Whisperer, The Unit, Boston Legal, Bones, Frasier, Ally McBeal, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, and Castle among others. In 2002, she guest-starred in the episode of Star Trek: Enterprise entitled "Carbon Creek". She had a small role in Grosse Pointe Blank, which starred her siblings John and Joan; appeared in the movie Accepted, in which she plays Diane Gaines, mother to the lead character played by Justin Long; and appeared in the film What Planet Are You From. She also co-starred in Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective as Melissa Robinson Ventura, the titular character's mother (replacing Courteney Cox from the original film). She also appeared in the SciFi series Lost Room as Helen Ruber (two episodes, 2006). In 2015, she appeared in the first episode of Fargo's second season. In 2016, she played Donna Dent in the Clint Eastwood-directed Warner Bros. film Sully, about Chesley Sullenberger and the events of Flight 1549, starring Tom Hanks. She also made her first appearance as Rebecca Bois, Chuck's ex wife, in season two of Better Call Saul, later returning in season three.[6][7]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992A League of Their OwnShirley Baker
1993MaliceWaitress
1994Renaissance ManBill's Secretary
1995Tank GirlSub Girl
1995
1996The BirdcageTV Woman in Van
1996MultiplicityNoreen
1996My Fellow AmericansWhite House Tour Guide
1997Grosse Pointe BlankAmy
1997Cannes ManKitty Monaco
1997Peoria BabylonCandy Dineen
1997Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilDelivery Woman
1999StigmataDr. Reston
2000What Planet Are You From?Liz
2001America's SweetheartsAssistant to Lee Phillips
2006AcceptedDiane Gaines
2006The Sensation of SightDeanna
2006ArcAngela Blake
2007Cake: A Wedding StoryCeleste
2007The NeighborJenny
2009The Informant!Robin Mann
2009The First TimeBeatrice
2010Crooked LaneAva
2014NightcrawlerLinda
2016SullyDonna Dent
2017Heart, BabyNurse Claire

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992OverexposedMarcy LevinTV film
1992The Jackie Thomas ShowStephanieTV series
1993Love & WarKatherine"Valentine's Day", "Croton on Hudson"
1993Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr StoryTelevision film
1995Murder, She WroteMargaret Barkley"The Scent of Murder"
1996–1997The Jeff Foxworthy ShowKaren FoxworthyMain role
1998From the Earth to the MoonJan ArmstrongTV miniseries
1998–1999MaggieMaggie DayLead role
1999Ladies ManDelilah"Thanks for Nothing"
2000The HuntressMelissa Schiffer"Kidnapped"
2001Ally McBealRebecca Moore"The Obstacle Course"
2001What About Joan?Ann Gallagher"Joan's Sister Visits"
2001Black RiverMandy PruellTV film
2002My Sister's KeeperGraceTV film
2002Family LawNancy Emerson"Alienation of Affection"
2002Star Trek: EnterpriseMaggie"Carbon Creek"
2003MiraclesKaren Longview"The Friendly Skies"
2003FrasierAntonia"Daphne Does Dinner"
2003The Brotherhood of Poland, New HampshireJulie ShawMain role
2004One Tree HillDr. Nora Thorpe"The Living Years", "Hanging by a Moment"
2004–2005CharmedMiss Donovan"Charmed Noir", "Carpe Demon"
2005Six Feet UnderLinda Hoviak"Dancing for Me"
2006Ghost WhispererGrace Dowling"Melinda's First Ghost"
2006Grey's AnatomyAmy"What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
2006Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in AmericaDenise ConnellyTelevision film
2006BonesBrianna's Lawyer"The Titan on the Track"
2006Close to HomeMartha Harris"There's Something About Martha"
2006The Lost RoomHelen RuberTV miniseries
2007Boston LegalDr. Donna Follette"Angel of Death"
2007Army WivesHannah White"Dirty Laundry"
2008Brothers & SistersJamie"Double Negative"
2008GreekKaren Cartwright"47 Hours and 11 Minutes"
2008–2009The UnitSusan GilliumRecurring role
2009Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet DetectiveMelissa VenturaTelevision film
2009–2011Private PracticeSusan GrantRecurring role
2010Criminal MindsSarah Hillridge"Mosley Lane"
2010Trauma"Scope of Practice"
2010In Plain SightMelissa Donaldson"Whistle Stop"
2010The Genesis FilesJane"The B Word", "Meet the Team", "Showdown at Mr. Bubbles"
2011Harry's LawLynette Zales"The Fragile Beast"
2012Body of ProofGail Whirley"Identity"
2012Hart of DixieAnnie Hattenbarger"The Race & the Relationship", "Disaster Drills & Departures"
2012ScandalCorinne Stark"Hunting Season"
2013Masters of SexHarriet"Brave New World"
2014Sullivan & SonEllen"Everybody Loved Frank"
2015BackstromSandy Hale-Cooper"Love is a Rose and You Better Not Pick It"
2015FargoJudge Mundt"Waiting for Dutch"
2015–2016CastleRita"XX", "Dead Red"
2016GrimmMrs. Baske"Lycanthropia"
2016–2018Better Call SaulRebecca Bois4 episodes
2017TycoonCatherine BlakeTV series
2017Mr. MercedesOlivia TrelawneyRecurring role (season 1): 3 episodes
2018Castle RockWarden Theresa Porter5 episodes
2019-presentThe BoysDonna JanuaryRecurring role, 9 episodes
2020Station 19Joan"I Know This Bar"

References

  1. ^ http://www.anncusack.com/gallery.html
  2. ^ "Cusack, Richard J." Chicago Tribune. 2003-06-03. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  3. ^ "Miss Carolan, Newton Centre, Is Bride of Richard Cusack". Daily Boston Globe. 1960-02-14.
  4. ^ "Newton Girl Plans February Wedding". Daily Boston Globe. 1959-12-06.
  5. ^ Piven Theatre Workshop - Home
  6. ^ Grubbs, Jefferson. "Who Is Rebecca On 'Better Call Saul'? The Show Introduces Us To A Mysterious Piece Of Jimmy's Past". Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  7. ^ Nemetz, Dave; Nemetz, Dave (2017-05-09). "Better Call Saul Recap: Assault, Battery". TVLine. Retrieved 2017-05-25.

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