Tom Cruise Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Dec, 2017
Facts of Tom Cruise
Date of Birth: 1962 , July-3
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Tom Cruise
Father Thomas Cruise
Mother Mary Lee
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Syracuse
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $470 Million
Married Yes
Married to Katie Holmes (m. 2006), Nicole Kidman (m. 1990), Mimi Rogers (m. 1987)
Children Suri Cruise, Connor Cruise, Isabella Jane Cruise
Divorce Katie Holmes (dIV.2012), Nicole Kidman (DIV2001), Mimi Rogers (dIV1990)
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Synopsis

Tom Cruise is an award-winning American actor as well as a filmmaker, well known for his acting in “Mission Impossible” Series. Cruise has won three Golden Globe Awards and nominated for three Academy Awards.

The 55-year-old actor currently filming the Mission: Impossible 6 alongside Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan

Early life and education

Tom Cruise was born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, U.S. He belongs to White American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. 

Cruise is born to Mary Lee, and Thomas Cruise Mapother all both are originally from Louisville, Kentucky. His father is an electrical engineer while his mother is a special education teacher.

Cruise has three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian and Cass are of English, German and Irish ancestry.

Cruise had a difficult childhood and was raised in near-poverty. His father was a rude man who often used to beat young Tom on the slightest pretext.

Cruise‘s family moved to Canada when his father got a job with the Canadian Armed Forces. But his parents divorced within a couple of years and Cruise returned to the U.S. with his mother and sisters.

Later, Cruise involved in drama classes and was encouraged by his teachers who sensed that the boy was naturally gifted with acting abilities.

As a teenager, Cruise briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati on a church scholarship and aspired to become a Catholic priest.

Career

Cruise began acting career at the age of 19. In 1986, he showed up in the activity dramatization film ‘Beat Gun’ as Lieutenant Pete “Freethinker” Mitchell, a youthful maritime pilot on board the plane carrying warship USS Enterprise.

This film excessively turned into an enormous achievement, solidifying his notoriety for being a hotshot.

Cruise dash of progress proceeded over the late 1980s with movies such as ‘The Color of Money,' “Mixed drink,” ‘Rain Man’ and ‘Born on the Fourth of July.'

Personal life

Tom Cruise married trice in his life. He first married to American actress, producer as well as a competitive poker player, Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987, in a New York City ceremony.

However, the marriage broke down at the end of 1989, and a divorce was finalized in February 1990.

Cruise then married for a second time to Nicole Kidman, is an Australian actress, singer, model as well as film producer. The couple married on December Christmas Eve 1990 in Telluride, Colorado and had adopted two children a daughter, Isabella Jane born in 1992 and a son, Connor Anthony born on 1995.

Unfortunately, on 5 February 2001, the pair announced their separation and the marriage was dissolved in August of the year, due to irreconcilable differences.

After divorced from Nicole, he began dating famous an American actress, Katie Holmes who is well known for portraying as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. 

The couple engaged on June 2005, after dating for seven weeks and their daughter, Suri, was born on April 18, 2006, the one year anniversary of their first date.

On November 18, 2006, the duo was married in a Scientologist ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. However, Cruise and Holmes filed for divorce on June 29, 2012, and the divorced was finalized on July 9, 2012.

Cruise also dated for several other celebrates including Sofia Vergara, Nazanin Boniadi, Penelope Cruz, Patti Scialfa, Melissa Gilbert and other.There was also rumor that Cruise dated an English stage, TV, as well as actress, Vanessa Kirby but after various information and reports, it is said that the rumor is false. 

Net worth and Body Measurements

Tom Cruise's net worth is $470 Million. Cruise has amassed the huge amount of money from his several hit films. He received $12 million from Mission Impossible in 2011, Jack Reacher ($7.5 million) 2012, Oblivion ($20 million) in 2013.

In 2014, he earned $25 million from Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation. In 2016, he sold his Beverly Hills mansion only for $490K.  Tom also has a private jet and five lucrative cars of different brands. 
 

It all rose with his breakout role in the 1983 American romantic comedy film, Risky Business. In 2012 he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

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