Sinéad Cusack (born Jane Moira Cusack; 18 February 1948) is an award-winning Irish movie, stage and television actress. Her first acting roles were at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. She moved to London in 1975 to join Royal Shakespeare Company.
Cusack won the Critic's Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Our Lady of Sligo. She received two Tony Award nominations: one for Best Leading Actress in Much Ado About Nothing (1985). She received the other nomination for Best Featured Actress in Rock 'n' Roll (2008).
Cusack acted in many movies. She played Diana Grayson in the 1996 romantic drama movie Stealing Beauty She played a mother in The Cement Garden in 1993. Also in 1993, she played Ellie McAllister in the comedy-drama movie Bad Behaviour.
Cusack was also on television. She played Sybil in the 2011 TV series Camelot. She played one half of a couple in the BBC sitcom Home Again. She won the RTS Award for Best Actress for her role in Have Your Cake and Eat It.
Cusack was born in Dublin, Ireland.
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|1981||Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress||As You Like It||Won|
|1981||Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role||As You Like It||Nominated|
|1981||Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival||The Maid's Tragedy||Nominated|
|1983||Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Revival||The Taming of the Shrew||Nominated|
|1985||Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play||Much Ado About Nothing||Nominated|
|1998||RTS Television Award for Best Actor - Female||Have You Cake And Eat It||Won|
|1998||Evening Standard Award for Best Actress||Our Lady of Sligo||Won|
|1999||Critics' Circle Award for Best Actress||Our Lady of Sligo||Won|
|1999||Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play||Our Lady of Sligo||Nominated|
|2007||Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play||Rock 'n' Roll||Nominated|
|2007||Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play||Rock 'n' Roll||Nominated|
|2007||IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film||The Tiger's Tail||Nominated|
|2014||IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film||The Sea||Won|
|2015||IFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Film||Queen and Country||Nominated|
|2015||Irish Times Theatre Awards for Best Actress||Our Few And Evil Days||Won|