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Joan Cusack Joins Shameless for Showtime

Joan Cusack joins Showtime's new series Shameless Academy Award-nominated actress Joan Cusack has joined the cast of Showtime's new one-hour drama series Shameless. Cusack, who will appear in all 12 episodes of the series, will play the role of Sheila, an agoraphobic Chicago housewife with a sexually active teenage daughter who strikes up a special friendship with William H. Macy's character, Frank Gallagher. Production on the first season begins in mid-September, with the series premiering on Showtime, Sunday, January 9th at 9:00 Pm Et/Pt.

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.

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