Joan Cusack is to star in an upcoming episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

The TV Guide has reported that the actress will make an appearance in the show’s 12th season. According to the guide she will play “the mother of a girl who disappeared some years earlier. When her other daughter also goes missing, she becomes the focus of an investigation".

She will guest star along with Henry Ian Cusick and Peruvian-Scottish actor who played Desmond Hume in the series “Lost”.

Most recently Cusack, the sister of John Cusack, reprised her voice role as Jessie in “Toy Story 3”.

Cusack has been nominated for two Oscars for “Working Girl” and “In & Out”.