Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, born July 3, 1962, professionally known as Tom Cruise, is a popular American actor and producer. He has won numerous honors, including an Honorary Palme d’Or, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Oscar nominations. He is one of the most well-known and highest-paid actors in the world.
He is one of the highest-earning movie actors of all time with over $4 billion in North American and over $11.1 billion worldwide in box office receipts for his films.
|Full Name:||Thomas Cruise Mapother IV|
|Date of Birth:||July 3, 1962|
|Place of Birth:||Syracuse, New York|
|State of Origin:||New York|
|Occupation:||Actor & Producer|
|Net Worth:||$600 million|
|Wife/Spouse:||Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman & Katie Holmes (div)|
Early Life and Education
Tom Cruise was born into the family of Thomas Cruise Mapother III (1934-1984), an electrical engineer, and Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer; 1936-2017), a special education teacher, on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York.
His parents, who were of English, German, and Irish heritage, were both natives of Louisville, Kentucky.
He has three siblings, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass are who all ladies.
William Mapother, one of his relatives, is also an actor who has worked with Cruise on five occasions. Cruise was raised as a Catholic and in close to poverty.
Tom Cruise spent 14 years in 15 different schools. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 when his father accepted a position as a defense adviser with the Canadian Armed Forces.
He completed the fourth and fifth grades at the brand-new Robert Hopkins Public School. Under the instruction of theatre teacher George Steinburg, he first participated in drama in the fourth grade.
The IT improvised play to music was performed at the Carleton Elementary School theatrical festival by him and six other pupils.
Early in the 1980s, Cruise started acting, and his breakthrough came with the comedy Risky Business (1983) and the action movie Top Gun (1986). His performances in the dramas The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July brought him critical recognition (1989). He was nominated for an Academy Award and got a Golden Globe for his performance as Ron Kovic in the latter. He appeared in several financially lucrative movies as a prominent Hollywood actor in the 1990s, including as the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm (1993), the horror movie Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996).
He received his second Academy Award nomination for the latter, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Cruise was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and received another Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of a motivational speaker in the drama Magnolia (1999).
Since then, Cruise has primarily featured in sci-fi and action movies, establishing himself as an action hero and frequently pulling off dangerous feats himself.
From 1996 until 2018, he appeared in all six Mission: Impossible movies as Ethan Hunt. Along with these films, he also had notable roles in Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Top Gun: Maverick (2022), with Maverick being his highest-grossing movie.
Tom Cruise Net Worth
Tom Cruise is a popular American actor and film producer with a net worth of $600 million. He has starred several Hollywood films.
Tom Cruise have been married to Katie Holmes, Nicole Kidman, and Mimi Rogers who are all famous actresses.
During his marriage to Kidman, he adopted two of his three children; the third is a biological daughter he had with Holmes.
Tom Cruise is a vocal supporter of the Church of Scientology, which he attributes with aiding him in overcoming his dyslexia.
He created controversy in the 2000s with his criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant medications that were associated with Scientology, his attempts to advance Scientology in Europe, and a leaked video interview showing him endorsing the religion.