Ann Cusack is a veteran American-born actress and singer, who’s appeared in many films and TV series, including “Private Practice,” “Better Call Saul,” and “The Boys” among others.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Ann Cusack hails from Manhattan, New York City, and was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 22 May 1961, which makes her 61 years old as of 2022. She is the daughter of the political activist and former mathematics tutor, Ann ‘Nancy’ Paula, and her husband, the writer, producer and actor, Dick Cusack. She was raised alongside her younger siblings, the screenwriter, producer, actor and political activist John Paul Cusack, actress Joan Mary Cusack Burke, actress Sussie Cusack, and Bill Cusack. Her family relocated to Evanston, Illinois, when she was a child. She’s a devoted Irish Catholic.
Ann honed her acting skills with her siblings John and Joan at the Evanston-based Piven Theater Workshop. She later attended Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts. She also trained at Circle in the Square Professional Theater School in New York.
Ann was critical of former US president Donald J. Trump, and openly supported his impeachment. She was against his alleged ban attempt on Muslim immigrants, and previously supported the Women’s March, which took place to oppose his government. She campaigned for senator Bernie Sanders in the presidential polls in 2016.
Cusack enjoys attending environment-related festivals, and was previously spotted at First Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Pasadena, California.
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Film and TV Appearances
Ann made her film debut in 1992 with a starring role of Shirley Baker in the sports drama “A Legend of Their Own.” She appeared in 12 more films before the century ended, the most notable being the 1996 Andie McDowell and Michael Keaton-starring sci-fi “Multiplicity”, and the 1997 black comedy “Grosse Pointe Blank”; she appeared together with her siblings Joan and John in the latter. She is credited with replacing Anita Barone in the sitcom “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” in 1996 and 1997, starring as Karen Foxworthy. She also starred as Maggie Day in the Lifetime Television’s comedy series “Maggie” in 1998 and 1999.
She then made guest appearances in several hit TV shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Scandal,” “One Tree Hill,” and many more.
2000 saw Ann cast in the Mike Nichols-directed sci-fi film “What Planet Are You From?” and in 2004, she starred as Julie Shaw in the drama series “The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire.” She also landed the recurring roles of Susan and Sarah in the series “The Unit” (2008-2009) and “Private Practice” (2009-2011) respectively. Meantime, Ann also co-starred as Malissa R. Ventura in the comedy “Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective” in 2009.
In 2016, Cusack had the chance to work with Tom Hanks in the biographical film “Sully,” which was directed by Clint Eastwood, and is about how pilot Chesley Sullenberger glided Flight 1549 to the Hudson River ditching and saved 155 lives. Ann played Nurse Claire in the 2017 film “Heart, Baby,” which won the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Ensemble Cast award and the 2017 Reiner Independent Film Festival’s Audience Favorite Award.
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She appeared in five episodes of both the TV series “Better Call Saul” (2016-2018), which is the spin-off of the acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad”, and Hulu’s “Castle Rock” in 2018. She has been playing the role of Donna in the Amazon Prime Video superhero series “The Boys” since 2019, sharing the screen with Karl Urban, Antony Starr and Erin Moriarty.
Ann is the creator of Ann Cusack & The Generation Jones Band, which performs classic blues songs and R & B, with help from Little Milton, Big Mama Thorton, Koko Taylor, and the late B.B. King, among others. She’s performed all over Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago to full houses in nightclubs such as [email protected], Vibrato Jazz Grill, and many more. Her band has Jeff Dean as a bassist, Sammy K ‘Kestenholtz’ as the drummer, and Gordie Germaine as the guitarist. She is also part of the blues band Blues Adjacent, and performs in clubs alongside Andy Comeau, Thomas Silcott, Steve Dublin and Bob Tomer, among others. Moreover, she performs as a member of Annie and The True Blues.
Activism and Philanthropy
Cusack is an outspoken advocate of LGBTQ rights and Gun Control laws in the US. She supports the global warming awareness campaign and is also an avid animal right advocate, who supports animal rescue. She supports many organizations that help women and underprivileged kids, such as Sunshine Kids which helps children living with cancer, Working Classroom, The Creative Coalition, and many more.
Moreover, she was against the budget kills of Sesame Street, which would have ended the federal funding of public broadcasting and arts in the US.
2000 saw Ann winning the Commitment to Chicago Award together with her siblings and father.
Ann is very secretive when it comes to her dating history. She’s reportedly romantically linked with the English writer, producer and actor Jim Piddock, who is famous for co-writing, producing and starring in the Netflix movie “Mascots”, and creating and starring in the 2013 BBC 2 and HBO TV show “Family Tree.” The duo appeared together in the 1996 film, “Multiplicity.” They were previously spotted together at Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California, during the premiere of the 2018 Clint Eastwood-directed thriller “The 15:17 To Paris.” Jim was previously married to the Californian producer, Margaret Oberman, who is known for her works in “Sunday Night Live” in 1975 and “The Man” in 2005. The duo wedded in 1991 and parted ways in 2004 and have a child named Alexandra Piddock together.
Ann is good friends with “Friends” starlet, Jennifer Aniston; they’ve been compared by their fans for their slight facial resemblance. She’s been described as a very friendly, welcoming, and positive person; she believes that pessimism is spiritual suicide.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Cusack is of White ethnicity, and has a set of blue eyes and long blonde hair. She has an hourglass figure, weighing approximately 130lbs (59kgs), is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and wears bra size 34B.
Ann has appeared in over 80 film films and TV series, which has seen her become famous and quite rich. She’s estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million, as of late-2022.