Who is Susie Cusack? Age, Family, Movies and TV Shows

Profile summary of Susie Cusack
  • Name: Susie Cusack
  • Date of birth: January 11, 1971
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Place of birth: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Piven Theatre Workshop, Berklee College of Music
  • Parents: Richard John “Dick” Cusack and Ann Paula “Nancy” Cusack
  • Siblings: Bill Cusack, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Susie Cusack
  • Height: 1.77 m
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1992 to 2003
  • Net worth: NA
  • Susie Cusack’s Instagram: susie_q01

How old is Susie Cusack? Early life and family background

Susie Cusack was born on January 11, 1971, under the zodiac sign of Cancer. She was born in Evanston, Illinois, in the United States of America. She is the youngest of 5 children born to Richard John “Dick” Cusack and Ann Paula “Nancy” Cusack. Susie’s parents’ career paths couldn’t be more different from each other because while her father was a popular face in Hollywood as an actor, producer, filmmaker, and comedian, her mother’s profession involved being a quiet and reserved high school Mathematics teacher. Sadly, her father Dick Cusack, as he was fondly called, died on June 2, 2003, after a protracted struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Susie has an Irish heritage which results from the fact that her paternal grandparents were Irish immigrants. This makes her out to be from the Irish-American ethnicity. She retains her American citizenship on account of her birth status. Her classic blonde hair and emerald-green eyes complete the beautiful actress’ Irish look.

Details of her early education have been kept away from public scrutiny so far and as such, there is no credible information with regards to where she had her pre-school, middle school, high school. For college, she studied at Piven Theatre Workshop, Berklee College of Music.

Her long lineage of actors – is Susie Cusack related to John Cusack?

It will not be a long shot to say that Susie joined the family business when she made the decision to become an actress. In fact, Susie’s mother Ann Paula is the only member of the family who doesn’t earn her pay in front of a camera. Susie grew up with four older siblings who all went on to follow in their father’s footsteps to become performers in Hollywood. She has two older brothers named Bill Cusack (born March 12, 1964) and John Paul Cusack (born June 28, 1966).

John Paul Cusack is arguably the most famous sibling as an actor, producer, screenwriter, and staunch political activist. His movie credits include Say Anything, a comedy film that was popular in the late 1980s. He also played a starring role in the 90s action film Con Air.

Susie’s older sisters Ann Cusack (born May 22, 1961) and Joan Cusack (born October 11, 1962) are also well-known faces on the Hollywood silver screen. The well-known actresses have appeared in several movies and have racked up a fortune in the movie business. Ann Cusack has a net worth of around $2 million while Joan is reportedly worth an estimated $10 million which all came from their roles in movies and endorsement deals.

Growing up, Susie was constantly being influenced by her father’s career and those of her older siblings. All this acting was happening around her and meals at family gatherings were interspersed with movie quotes and references. It became an inevitable matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Susie would follow in the footsteps of her father and siblings to become a movie celebrity.

Susie made her acting debut at the age of 21

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Suzie Cusack with her brother John Cusack in High Fidelity image source

Susie continued to observe the progress of her father and siblings in the movie industry while privately making plans to become a member of the Cusack Hollywood stars. She eventually got the opportunity to fulfill her dream in 1992, soon after her 21st birthday. Her first role in Hollywood came in the 1992 movie Hero. In the movie, she played a prosecutor named Donna O’Day, for Dustin Hoffman’s character, Bernard Laplante.

As you would find out in subsequent parts of this article, Susie’s family’s influence was quite visible from the very beginning of her career as an actress. Her sister Joan was one of the major characters in her first film. Susie had a rather brief, not too prominent appearance in the 1993 comedy-drama Short Cuts. She portrayed the role of Nancy, who had an encounter with Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Bill Bush.

Her roles in movies became much more significant as time progressed. Her next movie appearance came in the 1996 comedy Not Again. She was one of the lead actresses in this movie and her interpretation of her given role of Angie impressed the film producers. In 2000, Susie tried her hand at acting in a TV series. Her one and only role in this regard came as Shelley in the TV series Chicken Soup For The Soul. The series ran for about a year from 1999 to 2000.

Susie apparently decided that TV series were not her thing before she made a return to feature-length movies in the 2000 rom-com/drama film High Fidelity. Her role in this movie was quite subdued as the publishers simply slapped the tag of Party Guest on her character. High Fidelity gave Susie the opportunity to feature in a movie that had 2 other members of her family in it. Her brother John Cusack and sister Joan Cusack played prominent roles in the movie.

She made her next movie appearance in the 2003 American drama, The Company. She played the role of Susie. Inexplicably, this role was her last in Hollywood. In all, she has been credited with six acting roles.

Susie has received Hollywood recognition

Notwithstanding her relatively scanty and short-lived Hollywood career, her movie impact still earned her awards. She received a special award at the Golden Globes Award ceremony held in the US in 1994.

She also won the “Commitment To Chicago Awards”, for her commendable commitment to the awards and its organizing committee. This award, which was presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association, was collectively shared with her father, other members of her family involved in acting, and other popular stars.

Susie Cusack is allegedly married

The actress prefers to keep a tight lid on matters relating to her personal and romantic life Even her Instagram page is set on private. However, unconfirmed sources claim that the 53-year-old thespian is married. Although the events prior to the said marriage are also unavailable to the public.

The man who has reportedly identified as Susie’s husband is Kaushik Sudarsan. Sudarsan works at Northern Trust Corporation, Illinois, USA. He supposedly joined the company in 2010 and has since risen to the position of Vice President and manager of the Business Intelligence and Analytics Application group at the company.

Since she left her acting career, Susie now works as a secretary at the JPC Foundation set up by her brother John in 2000 and this foundation has helped a lot of aspiring young actors achieve their dreams of earning a living through acting in Hollywood.

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