If you’ve ever seen a John Cusack movie, chances are you’ve also seen his sister, Susie Cusack, in at least one of his movies as well. She’s made an appearance in 14 of her brother’s films – including his biggest hits like Say Anything and High Fidelity – but what exactly does it mean to be the sibling of an A-list actor? If you want to know more about Susie Cusack and what it’s really like to be John Cusack’s sister, read on!
My relationship with my brother
I think it is the nature of siblings to be competitive, but I really don’t think that there was a lot of sibling rivalry between John and me. He was always my hero growing up. I would say that he was a great big brother and we were best friends for most of our lives. There were times when we were at odds with each other, especially when we were teens, but for the most part I looked up to him and admired him and wanted to emulate him.
The truth about how close we are
It’s a well-known fact that Hollywood actor and director, John Cusack has a sister. But what about her? What does she do for work? Who is she married to? Where does she live now that she left Chicago behind? The truth is that there are a lot of unanswered questions about the life of Susie Cusack.
Susie was born in 1957 to James Cusack and Joan Kahn.
How being in the public eye affects our relationship
In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, my sister Susie Cusack talks about what it was like for her to grow up in the spotlight as John Cusack’s sister. She says she wasn’t always aware of how much attention she got from people because she thought it was normal.
But now that she is an adult and people are tweeting about her every move and taking pictures of her wherever she goes, life has changed. Sometimes when people stop her on the street to talk about her brother or take a picture with her phone camera and then post it to social media for their friends to see, I feel like I’ve been assaulted.
My hobbies and interests
For those who don’t know me, I’m Susie Cusack: sister to Hollywood icon, John. People are usually surprised that I have a normal life outside of the paparazzi photos from my family gatherings. Here is a list of some of the things I like to do for fun: listen to music, go for a walk or run, hang with friends or watch movies with my boyfriend and our golden retriever in my Bay Area home (I’ve lived here since 1996).
How I got started in social media
I got started in social media when I created my first blog – the name of which is Susie Cusack. The word spread and it turned into something bigger than I could have ever imagined. Then, one day I was standing in a room full of 400 people waiting for me to give a speech and my sister called me up on stage! They wanted to show us how much impact social media can make because of our similar names and what we had been able to achieve over the years.
My tips for growing your YouTube channel
In recent years, many celebrities have been branching out and using their fame to grow new careers in different fields. John Cusack is one such celebrity. His sister, Susie Cusack is the YouTube Star with over 1.5 million subscribers to her channel and more than 220 million views on her videos.
She has become an expert not only in making herself shine on camera but also in giving honest advice about a whole variety of topics including beauty, relationships and parenting. I was able to chat with her recently about how she grew her career from being an actress into something even bigger as a YouTuber and everything she has learned along the way!
Advice for young women starting their own YouTube channels
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t know where to start! There are countless people that I have watched over the years who have absolutely blown up and made careers for themselves in the Youtube space with relatively little knowledge of what they’re doing. You may not be an expert but you can get started anyway! Here are a few pointers:
1) Have a goal in mind- such as making 3 or 4 videos about your chosen topic each week
2) Keep your content consistent
3) Take breaks and make sure to live your life
Susie Cusack is John Cusack’s sister and the youngest sibling out of five children. Along with their brother Danny, they were raised by Nancy Davis (now known as Mother Theresa), alongside three other kids she looked after.
How I deal with haters
I know I’m not the only person who has a brother or sister who’s famous. And I bet you have a friend who has a sibling that people are always talking about. The thing is, when people talk about your family member all the time, it can make you feel like they’re more special than you. And sometimes it feels like the spotlight is always on them and not on you. But here’s the truth: Your family member is just as special to you as they are to everyone else – if not more so! There are lots of things that make me different from my brother (trust me!), and there are also lots of things that we share in common too.
My thoughts on Hollywood today
In the industry that Hollywood is today there are many opportunities for talented individuals to grow and explore their creative sides. Many famous people in Hollywood often have siblings who are in the same industry and find they gravitate towards those connections. One such person would be Susie Cusack and her brother John, who often has mentioned his sister in various interviews.
Although most people who meet them would never know they’re siblings because of how different they are on set, it can be great for them both to bounce ideas off each other as well as pick up new tips that could help with their own career.