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Joan Mary Cusack (born October 11, 1962) is an American comedy actress, known for a wide variety of roles spanning a career over thirty years. Often plays the Plucky Girl, and frequently appears alongside her brother, John Cusack.

Like Robert Downey Jr.., Anthony Michael Hall, and Randy Quaid, Cusack was a Hollywood actor who was a cast member during Saturday Night Live's 11th season in 1985, which was met with such negative reviews and weak ratings that NBC threatened to cancel the show (instead, Lorne Michaels just fired her and everyone else, except for Jon Lovitz, Nora Dunn, Dennis Miller, Al Franken, and A. Whitney Brown). Cusack's only recurring character was Selina, an awkward girl who was in love with a mentally-challenged man named Biff (Jon Lovitz) and her celebrity impressions included Jane Fonda, Brooke Shields (with token male homosexual cast member Terry Sweeney as Brooke's mother, Teri), and Queen Elizabeth. Cusack also appeared on Weekend Update desk as a movie critic in March 1986 to argue that Sydney Pollack's film Out of Africa wasn't funny, citing Midnight Cowboy as a much more successful comedy.

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