Last Updated: July 20, 20202020
Name: Tom Cruise
Also Known As: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birthday: July 3, 1962
Born In: Syracuse
Age: 58 Years
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5’7″ (170 cm), 5’7″ Males
Born Country: United States (New Yorkers)
Source of Fame, & Wealth: Professional Actor
Relationship Girlfriend: Nazanin Boniadi (Ex), Penélope Cruz (Ex)
Family Spouse/Ex-: Katie Holmes, Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Katie Holmes (M. 2006; Div. 2012), Mimi Rogers (M. 1987; Div. 1990), Nicole Kidman (M. 1990; Div. 2001)
Father: Thomas Mapother III
Mother: Mary Lee Pfeiffer
Siblings: Cass Mapother, Lee Ann Mapother, Marian Mapother
Children: Connor Cruise, Isabella Jane Cruise, Suri Cruise
Diseases & Disabilities: Dyslexia
Founder/Co-Founder: New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, Cruise/Wagner Productions
Net Worth: $570 Million
A Brief Introduction To The Star
Tom is an award-winning American actor and filmmaker. He is incredibly best known for movies in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series. In the film series, he plays the role of secret agent Ethan Hunt. Tom is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars in the United States. In 2012, he was listed as the highest-paid actor in the Hollywood film industry.
As he was born in New York to an abusive father and was brought up in the circumstances with the danger of falling into poverty. Thus there was not anything in his early life that could predict or suggest that one day he is going to be one of the most famous actors in the world. Even in his teen ages, Cruise planned to be a priest, but not an actor. However, destiny had chosen something else for him.
Childhood, Early Life, and Start of Acting Career
Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. His birth name was Thomas Cruise Mapother IV. His father Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was an electrical engineer, while his mother Mary Lee worked as a special education teacher. They are four siblings including three sisters.
He had seen a difficult childhood and grew up in extreme poverty. Tom was often beaten for very minor alleged reasons, as his father was an abusive man. He was very young when his father got a job in the Canadian Armed Forces, and the family had to move to Canada. His father divorced her mother, and after the breakup, his mother took all of her 4 kids and returned to the U.S. He was admitted to a local school, and soon he was cast in drama as a school student.
He was encouraged by his teachers, as they had sensed that Tom was naturally gifted with acting abilities. He briefly attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati on a church scholarship, when he was a teen, and aimed to become a Catholic priest.
Making His Debut in Hollywood
At the age of 19, he got an opportunity to play a small role in the film ‘Endless Love’. Here he realized that acting came naturally to him. He seriously selected the profession of acting as his prime career. In a few upcoming years, he appeared in several supporting roles before getting his first major role in the romantic comedy film ‘Risky Business’.
In his teen years, Tom was strikingly blessed with boyish charms, and handsome, so it did not take him long to enter Hollywood. He soon established himself as a much sought after the star of A list. His fame and status reached new heights when he was chosen to play the role of Ethan Hunt, the secret agent in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ film series.
Some of Tom’s Great Works
‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989), which is a war drama film is considered as one of his best-known movies. His role as Ron Kovic in the movie got him an Academy Award nomination. The movie was amazingly both, a commercial, and a critical success. He is most famous for playing the role of secret agent Ethan Hunt in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ films.
This is a series of action spy thriller films based on the television series with the same name. The series has been credited as the 17th-highest-grossing film series of all time, which collected over $2 billion worth of worldwide gross. Moreover, the movie has also helped maintain Cruise’s superstar image over the years.
Awards & Achievements
Tom Cruise has received three Golden Globe awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama in 1990 for ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical in 1997 for ‘Jerry Maguire’.
He has earned the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the National Mentoring Partnership in 2003 for his remarkable work with the organization.
In 2005, he received the David di Donatello Awards’ ‘Special David’.
The Cruise was credited with a humanitarian award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, and Museum of Tolerance for his work as a devoted humanitarian, and philanthropist.
The Luxuries Enjoyed By Tom Cruise And Some Of His Philanthropic Works
Tom Cruise believes in investment, and thus prefers making a lot of investments. He has developed an incredible portfolio in this regard. He had always a desire to be a licensed pilot, and therefore he spends a part of his money on taking professional classes to fulfill his desire. Tom with his spouse Katie Holmes had bought their home in Beverly Hills in 2007.
They paid $30,500,000 for this incredibly designed property. He is living a high-profile lifestyle and owns a G450 private jet that approximately costs $38,000,000. He has hired one of the best squads of security guards to protect his daughter Suri Cruise from Paparazzi. He pays the squad $50,000 per week. He is also one of the most famous faces of Scientology in the world, as he is known as the most generous donor in 2005.
For over years, he has been supporting several charitable organizations including Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, H.E.L.P., Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, and Friars Foundation. He has given away more than $2.5 million to several organizations.
In his teens, Tom was a patient of Dyslexia, but he overcame the disease. To fight the disease, he has now become a founding Board Member for the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project. The organization helps students learn how to read and succeed in their lives.
Family & Personal Life
In May 1987, Tom Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers. She introduced Tom to Scientology and he went on to become an honest, and outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology. Their marriage lasted for three years, and they broke up in February 1990. In the last of 1990, Nicole Kidman came into his life, and they got married. Though their marriage ended in divorce, yet they had adopted two children.
He made his third marriage with Katie Holmes on November 18, 2006. The couple had a daughter, but after five and half years of their marriage, Katie filed for divorce from Cruise, on June 29, 2012.
He had also been involved in a relationship with British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi, and Spanish actress Penelope Cruz.
Tom Cruise’s net worth
As of 2020, Tom Cruise’s roughly estimated net worth is more than $570 million.