John Paul Cusack is a familiar face in the movie industry but is not like the regular celebrities we have out there; he literally avoids the media spotlight for a living. The highly versatile performer is wary of fame and repelled by the statuesque Hollywood fare. Cusack has starred in a long list of movies and is known for his exceptional skills, delivery and stage presence.
Date of Birth: June 28, 1966
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
He spent just a year at New York University before dropping out claiming he had “too much fire in his belly”. He had been involved in the performing arts since he was a pre-teen. In elementary school, he became a member of a theatre workshop where his acting skills gradually was worked on. In no time, the young John already had several stage productions, films and voiceovers under his belt.
With the exception of the Cusack mother, their family is a show business family. The Say Anything (1989) actor does not have a wife or kids but he still keeps in touch with his first family. They act frequently together and he pulls other Cusacks regularly into his movies. Keep reading to know all there is to know about this family.
Richard John “Dick” Cusack (father)
Date of Birth: August 29, 1925
Date of Death: June 2, 2003 (aged 77)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Late actor, filmmaker and humorist Richard was initially in the advertising career before he broke into Hollywood. He died of pancreatic cancer and is survived by his wife of 43 years, children and grandkids. Nancy said after his death that their children were inspired to take on acting as a profession because they admired their father’s artistic and adventurous nature.
Ann “Nancy” Paula Cusack (mother)
Nancy is a former mathematics teacher and has also been a huge anti-war activist.
Ann Cusack (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: May 22, 1961
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
She is the eldest among the Cusack siblings and like her father, is also an actress. Ann has had several minor roles in movies and has been a guest actress on a good number of series.
Joan Mary Cusack (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: October 11, 1962
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Like her look-alike brother, Joan is also a popular face in the film industry. The Oscar nominee started out as an actress in 1979 and has remained a respected figure ever since. In 1993, the Working Girl (1988) actress married attorney Richard Burke and they are parents to Dylan John (born June 17, 1997) and Miles (born July 2000).
Bill Cusack (elder brother from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1964
William (Bill) is the first son to the Cusacks and for a few years remained the only son till John was born. He is an actor known for his works on The Fugitive (1993) and Grosse Pointe Black (1997). Since 2008, Bill has been married to LaFern Watkins and they have kept details of their relationship to themselves.
Susie Cusack (younger sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 29, 1971
Zodiac sign: Cancer
She is an actress like the rest of her siblings but is not as famous as her brother John. Susie is known for her role on Short Cuts (1993), The Company (2003) and High Fidelity (2000) among others.