Susie Cusack or sometimes Susan Cusack is an American actress and singer. She is the daughter of Richard Cusack, and the sister of John, Joan, Ann and Bill Cusack. She made her film debut in the 1992 film Hero.
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Susie Cusack
In 2000, she was a writer for an unnamed ABC television pilot comedy starring sisters Joan and Ann that presumably became What About Joan?, according to a story in The Plain Dealer.
More DetailsHide Detailsher most recent role was in the The Company (2003). Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed the film without mentioning her role. Her other major home town newspaper, Chicago Tribune also reviewed the film without discussing her role.
The rapid rise to fame of her older siblings, John and Joan, was hard on her and her sister Ann once the older siblings became "larger than life-at least outside the confines of the house in Evanston". Susie took time off from Bennington College to start her acting career. Unlike her more famous siblings, who went straight from the Piven Theater Workshop's Young People's Company to stardom, she graduated to doing television advertisements. Susie has experience in dance and other visual arts as well.
However, she was involved in a Steppenwolf Theatre production of Your Home in the West, which opened on Septmeber 25, 1991.
More DetailsHide DetailsShe played a 15-year-old girl. The Chicago Sun-Times review of her performance was ambiguous as to whether she performed with "remarkable force" or an "indecipherable" accent.
In Hero, she appeared as Dustin Hoffmans public defender. The Buffalo News described the character as "inept", while Peter Travers of Rolling Stone described it as "sympathetic". The New York Times Vincent Canby described her portrayal as "a joy as Mr. Hoffman's earnest if inexperienced public defender." Her sister Joan also appeared in the film.
For appearing in Robert Altman's film Short Cuts (1993), she was part of a cast that won a special Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble Cast.
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