Sheila is the neighborhood kook who battled with agoraphobia, forced Frank into a sexually submissive role, and is now shacking up with her estranged daughter Karen's husband. Together they are struggling to raise Karen's illegitimate, bi-racial baby, who also happens to have Down Syndrome.
An award-winning Chicago-based actress, Joan Cusack has twice been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in WORKING GIRL and IN & OUT. She is a three-time winner of the American Comedy Award as Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture and has appeared in numerous films, including SIXTEEN CANDLES, SAY ANYTHING..., CLASS, HIGH FIDELITY, CRADLE WILL ROCK, and GROSSE POINTE BLANK. Some of her other feature film credits include BROADCAST NEWS, MEN DON'T LEAVE, MY BLUE HEAVEN, FRIENDS WITH MONEY, and, most recently, she reprised her role as the voice of Jessie in TOY STORY 3. Cusack also was a cast member of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.