Tom Cruise Biography
Tom Cruise, whose real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, is an actor from the United States. He is one of the world’s highest-paid performers and has earned numerous honors, including an Honorary Palme d’Or, three Golden Globe Awards, and four Academy Award nominations. With over $4 billion in North American box office receipts and over $11.5 billion worldwide, his films have made him one of the all-time greatest box office stars.
Tom Cruise Age
Cruise was born on July 3, 1962. He is 61 years old.
Tom Cruise Height
Tom Cruise stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 7 inches /170 m.
Tom Cruise Education
In total, Cruise attended 15 schools over 14 years. He spent part of his childhood in Canada when his father worked as a defense consultant for the Canadian Armed Forces. His family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971. He received his fourth and fifth-grade education at the new Robert Hopkins Public School.
He began participating in a play in the fourth school, thanks to acting teacher George Steinburg. At the Carleton Elementary School theatrical festival, he and six other students performed IT, an improvised play to music. Val Wright, who was in the audience, subsequently commented, “The movement and improvisation were excellent… a classic ensemble piece.” Cruise attended Henry Munro Middle School in sixth grade.
Tom Cruise Family
Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer (1934–1984), and Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer, 1936–2017), a special education teacher, gave birth to Cruise. His parents were Irish, German, and English, and they were both from Louisville, Kentucky. The three sisters of Cruise are Marian, Lee Anne, and Cass. William Mapother, one of his relatives, is an actor as well and has worked with Cruise in five different movies. Cruise was brought up Catholic and in close poverty. He saw his father as a “merchant of chaos,” a “bully,” and a “coward” who mistreated his kids later in life. “[My father] was the type of person who would kick you if something went wrong,” he stated. His ability to lure you in and make you feel safe was a wonderful lesson in life.
Tom Cruise Wife
On May 9, 1987, Cruise wedded actress Mimi Rogers. On February 4, 1990, they divorced. Rogers grew up in Scientology and was one of its ‘auditors’; they met when Cruise became one of her customers. Rogers discussed her divorce from Cruise in a 1993 Playboy interview, revealing that he had pondered becoming a monk, which had an impact on their relationship. Rogers later apologized, stating that her statements were misinterpreted. Rogers was awarded a $4 million settlement in his divorce.
On the set of their 1990 picture Days of Thunder, Cruise met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman. On December 24, 1990, the pair tied the knot. They had two children through adoption: Isabella Jane (born in 1992) and Connor Antony (born in 1995). When Kidman was unaware that she was pregnant, in February 2001, Cruise filed for divorce. The pregnancy appeared to terminate in a miscarriage, but Kidman confirmed the allegations in 2007 by saying that she had had an ectopic pregnancy.
Cruise’s next romantic relationship was with Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). Their three-year romance came to an end in 2004. The October 2012 issue of Vanity Fair said that following Cruise’s split from Cruz, scientists undertook a clandestine search to locate Cruise a new girlfriend. She allegedly had a brief connection with Iranian-British actress Nasanin Boniadi, who eventually left Science following a series of “auditions” for the role of Scientist actor. Cruise’s attorneys and Scientificology denied the accusations of “shoddy journalism” and “religious bigotry” against Vanity Fair, pledging to fight the charges. Journalist Roger Friedman then claimed to have received an email verifying the tale from director and former scientist Paul Haggis.
Cruise started dating actress Katie Holmes in April of 2005. Cruise and Holmes—whom the media called TomKat—made their first official public appearance together in Rome on April 27, of that year. After a month, Cruise openly confessed his love for Holmes. The pregnancy of Cruise and Holmes was revealed on October 6, 2005. Suri, their daughter, was born in April of that year. On November 18, Holmes and Cruise tied the knot in a scientific ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle.
Tom Cruise’s Net Worth
Tom Cruise is estimated to have a net worth of $600 million.
Tom Cruise Career
With the approval of his mother and stepfather, Cruise relocated to New York City at the age of 18 to pursue a career as an actor. He moved to Los Angeles to audition for television jobs after working as a busboy in New York. He joined with CAA and started performing in movies. In 1981, he made his big screen debut in a small role in Endless Love. Later that year, he played a significant supporting role in Taps as a demented military academy student. He was a member of the ensemble cast of The Outsiders in 1983. That same year, he appeared in All the Right Moves and Risky Business, which has been regarded as “a Generation X classic, and a career-maker for Tom Cruise.”
It was revealed in May 2020 that Cruise would star in and produce a film shot in space. The film would be directed, written, and co-produced by Doug Liman. As part of a future Axiom Space mission, both will go to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft. In May 2021, Cruise protested the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) by returning all three of his Golden Globe Awards, claiming the HFPA’s lack of diversity, particularly the paucity of black members, as well as ethical issues about financial rewards to certain of its members. Cruise returned to the character of Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick in 2022. The film was also produced by Cruise. At the Cannes Film Festival, the film made its global debut.
Tom Cruise Movies and TV shows
- 2005 War of the Worlds
- 2006 Ask the Dust —Mission: Impossible III
- 2007 Lions for Lambs
- 2008 Tropic Thunder
- 2010 Knight and Day
- 2011 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
- 2012 Rock of Ages Jack Reacher
- 2013 Oblivion
- 2014 Edge of Tomorrow
- 2015 Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
- 2016 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
- 2017 The Mummy
- 2018 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
- 2022 Top Gun: Maverick
- 2023 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
- 1993 Fallen Angels