Tom Cruise is a popular actor who stands out for his stunts, humility, and commitment to his craft. With a career in the industry of films over 4 decades, Tom has been able to successfully grab the hands of different audiences from different corners of the world through his reputation, social work, positive attitude, and his characters in diversified movies.

Tom’s Career and Early Life

Tom Cruise, also known as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on July 3, 1962, in New York, Syracuse. Tom had a very keen interest in becoming an actor and pursuing his career in acting. Talking about his family background, his father’s name was Thomas Cruise Mapother III who was an electrical engineer back in the day and his mother’s name was Mary Lee Pfeiffer, who was a special education teacher. Sadly, the relationship between his father and mother didn’t last a very long time and they decided to divorce when Tom was just 11 years old. Tom and his three sisters went on to live with his mother after the divorce.

Tom began his acting career by moving to New York City and studying at the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He worked different jobs to make himself financially stable and pursue his acting career through auditions and honing his acting skills. Tom played his first film role in ‘Endless Love’ in 1981 which helped him attract attention and fame. Then, he played his first breakout performance in ‘Risky Business in 1983 which helped him build fame and establish himself as the rising star of the Hollywood Industry.

Personal life

Tom has had three marriages, which might come as a surprise. His very first marriage was with actress Mimi Rogers in 1987, but their relationship lasted only three years and they sadly got divorced in 1990. He then married actress Nicole Kidman in the same year he divorced Mimi Rogers in 1990, and they happily adopted 2 children together. However, they end up being divorced in 2001. Tom married actress Katie Holmes in 2006 for his third marriage, and they welcomed a daughter named Suri. After spending 6 years together they went to their paths through divorce.

Tom also reportedly dated Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi. Tom has the personality of a private person and is not frank to share his personal life in the public eye. He is also a devoted Scientologist and has been vocal about his beliefs in the Church of Scientology.

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What was Tom Cruise’s most dangerous stunt?

Tom’s dangerous acts and stunts have earned him fame and recogniton all over the world. He’s one of the most dangerous stunts was riding a motorcycle off a cliff and base jumping. He performed this daring stunt for the “Mission: Impossible” film series in Norway. He even conveyed a message that he was willing to do this stunt from his childhood which is quite shocking to hear. According to different sources, this stunt took years to plan and execute.
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Facts About Tom Cruise

  • His birth was almost taken place on 4th of July
  • His cousin is also an actor.
  • He spent several years living in Canada.
  • He was only 19 while playing his first film “Endless Love”
  • He has been nominated on the oscars for 4 times, but was not able to win.
  • He was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 17.
  • He went to 15 different schools to study in the span of only 14 years.

Tom Cruise Net-Worth

According to different reports, the estimated total net worth of Tom Cruise is set be around 600$ million dollars. Tom Cruise is one of the biggest stars in the Hollywood industry. He is also one of the highest paid actor and richest celebrity in the world.

NameThomas Cruise Mapother IV
SiblingsCass Mapother, Lee Ann Mapother, Marian Mapother
ChildrenConnor Cruise, Isabella Jane Cruise, Suri Cruise
Born CountryUnited States Of America
Height5 foot 7 inch (170cm)
Founder/Co-FounderNew York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, Cruise/Wagner Productions
AncestryGerman American, British American, Irish American
Age60 years old
ParentsMr. Thomas Mapother III and Mrs. Mary Lee Pfeiffer
HobbyFencing, Skydiving, Scubadiving