Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, popularly known as Tom Cruise is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He emerged as one of the most popular Hollywood actors and is best known for his clean-cut good looks and versatility. Tom Cruise is also Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in the year 2012. He has starred in many Hollywood movies. However, his first movie was Endless Love.

Tom Cruise Biograpgy Overview

NameTome Cruise
Date of BirthJuly 3, 1962
Age (as on 2023)60 years 5 months
Birth PlaceSyracuse, New York
Wife Name1. Mary Lee Pfeiffer (1987-1990)
2. Nicole Kidman (1990-2000)
3. Katie Holmes (2006-2012)
Father NameThomas Cruise Mapother III
Mother NameMary Lee Pfeiffer
Net Worth$595 Million+
Salary$50 Million/Year

Tom Cruise has received three Golden Globe Awards and three Academy Award nominations. Although, he is best known for playing the lead role of secret agent Ethan Hunt in six Misson Impossible films.

  • The Last Samurai in 2003
  • Collateral in 2004
  • War of the Worlds in 2005
  • Knight and Day in 2010
  • Jack Reacher in 2012
  • Oblivion in 2013
  • Edge of Tomorrow in 2014
  • The Mummy in 2017
  • Top Gun: Maverick in 2022

are some noteworthy pictures which starred Tom Cruise.

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Tom Cruise Early Life

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. He is the son of Mary Lee Pfeiffer and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. His mother is a special education teacher, and his father is an electrical engineer. Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass are three of Tom Cruise’s sisters. His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky. His father was of German descent while his mother had Irish and English roots.

Young Tom was constantly on the move as a child. By the age of 14, he had attended 15 different schools in both Canada and the United States. Later, he moved to Glen Ridge, New Jersey, where he lives with his mother and her new husband. When he was a teenager, Cruise wanted to be a priest rather than an actor. However, fate had other plans for him, and as a 19-year-old, he found himself playing a minor role in the film “Endless Love.”

Tom Cruise Personal Life


Tom Cruise got married with actress Mimi Rogers in May 1987. Rogers introduced Scientology to Cruise and he became an outspoken advocate for the Church. Their marriage did, however, end in February 1990.

In December 1990, he married actress, Nicole Kidman. They adopted two children together, but the marriage ended in divorce after only 10 years. Again, on November 18, 2006, he married the actress, Katie Holmes. They have a daughter together. After five and a half years of marriage—on June 29th, 2012—Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise.

In addition to his three marriages, he had relationships with Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi.

Tom Cruise Career

Tom Cruise started his career with a small role in “Endless Love” in 1981. He was only 19 years old at the time. Later on, he played Joel Goodson in the romantic comedy “Risky Business” in 1983 after appearing in a few more movies in supporting roles. With his good looks and charm, Tom Cruise won the hearts of numerous American girls. His movie was a huge success as well.


In 1986, he starred as Lieutenant Pete Mitchell, a young naval aviator, in the action-drama movie “Top Gun”. He also had great success with this film, which solidified his status as a star. Throughout the late 1980s, his success continued with films such as “The Color of Money” (1986), “Cocktail” (1988), and “Rain Man” (1988).

In the early 1990s, Nicole Kidman and Cruise, the real-life couple starred together in films like Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992). The 1996 film ‘Mission: Impossible’ skyrocketed Cruise to international stardom. The movie follows Agent Hunt, whose mission is to find the mole who has framed him for the murders of his entire team. The film was a major box office success and led to six sequels. He continued to be a popular star throughout the 1990s and 2000s, with multiple blockbuster Hollywood films.

Some of his recent films include Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016), The Mummy (2017), and Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018). Additionally, his most recent launch is Top Gun: Maverick (2022) in which Captain Pete Mitchell and a team of pilots carry out a mission to destroy an unsanctioned nuclear facility

Tom Cruise Awards & Achievements

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  • Tom Cruise has won three Golden Globe awards. It includes:
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Drama for Born on the Fourth of July (1990)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical for Jerry Maguire (1997)
  • Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role on Motion Pictures – Magnolia (1999)
  • In 2003, he was given the Excellence in Mentoring Award by the National Mentoring Partnership for his work with that organization.
  • He was given the David di Donatello Awards ‘Special David’ award in 2005.
  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance honored Cruise with a humanitarian award in 2011 for his commitment to philanthropy.

Bottom Line

Award winning actor Tom Cruise is one of the most well-known actors in Hollywood. He has a stunningly attractive and endearing appearance. From the lonesome wanderings of his youth, he has indeed come a long way to become one of the greatest movie stars ever. The “Mission Impossible” films marked his pivotal moment, after which he never looked back. With over $2 billion at the worldwide box office, the series ranks as the 17th-highest-grossing film franchise of all time and has contributed to keeping Cruise’s superstar status over the years.



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