- Real nameThomas Cruise Mapother IV
- Date of birthJuly 3, 1962
- Age59 years
- Zodiac signCancer
- BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, USA
Parents and family
- Father Thomas Mapother III
- Mother Mary Lee Pfeiffer
- Sister Lee Ann DeVette, Cass Mapother, Marian Henry
Tom Cruise wife
Tom Cruise 3 kids
Tom Cruise got engaged into acting being a schoolboy but didn’t think that his skills would become his main source of income and aspired to become a Catholic priest. However, at 18, he made up his mind to deal with acting professionally and relocated to Los Angeles.
Cruise made a screen debut in 1981 movie Endless Love but reached wider recognition after starring in Risky Business and Top Gun. Today, the performer is most famed for his parts in Mission: Impossible franchise, Jerry Maguire, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, Knight and Day, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow plus The Mummy.
In 1993, Tom established Cruise/Wagner Productions in collaboration with Paula Wagner. He produced some films he played in as well as such movies as The Others, Shattered Glass, Elizabethtown and Ask the Dust.
Being one of the top-earning Hollywood celebrities, Tom Cruise is also an owner of various trophies. For instance, he won 3 Golden Globes along with being nominated for Oscar, BAFTA and SAG Awards.
From 1987 to 1990, Tom was a husband of actress Mimi Rogers. It was she who sparked his interest in Scientology and helped him to join the church. Since then, the performer has been the Scientology advocate and wants it to be accepted as a religion in all countries.
On December 24, 1990, Tom espoused Nicole Kidman, whom he met while filming Days of Thunder. They adopted two kids: daughter Isabella and son Connor. However, their marriage ended in 2001 and Cruise got romantically involved with Penelope Cruz. They called it quits in 2004 and Tom proceeded with dating another movie star Katie Holmes. They tied knots on November 18, 2006, several months after their daughter Suri drew her first breath. But that marriage failed too and was dissolved in 2012.
A curious fact: Cruise was initially considered for the part of Iron Man/Tony Stark in the Marvel movies, but the role went to Robert Downey Jr.