American actor and producer, Tom Cruise is a son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer (died of cancer in 1984). He first appeared in a bit part in the 1981 film entitled 'Endless Love'. Cruise is also an outspoken advocate for the 'Church of Scientology' and its associated social programs. In 2003, he won an AFI Movie of the Year Award for The Last Samurai and an Empire Award for Best Actor for Minority Report.
Early Life of Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise was born on 3 July 1962 in Syracuse, New York to Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer) and Thomas Cruise Mapother III. He belongs to German, English and Irish ancestry.
He attended Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. He has three sisters namely Lee Ann Mapother, Marian Mapother, and Cass Mapother.
Tom Cruise's Career
Cruise started his career at the age of 19 in the movie Endless Love in 1981.
In 1983, he made a breakthrough in the comedy Risky Business. He starred alongside Dustin Hoffman in the Academy Award winning drama Rain Man.
He performed in the legal drama A Few Good Men in 1992 with Jack Nicholson.
Tom Cruise's Net Worth
Cruise has an esimated net worth of about $570 million as of January 2019.
His movies have grossed nearly $4 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices while it is more than $10.1 billion worldwide.
Tom Cruise's Personal Life
Tom Cruise was previously married to Mimi Rogers, film and television actress on 9th May 1987 and divorced on 4th February 1990. He married Nicole Kidman, an actress, and film producer on 24th December 1990 and divorced on 8th August 2001.
The couple has a daughter Isabella Jane Cruise born on 22nd December 1992 and son named Connor Cruise, an actor born on 17th January 1995. After divorced with Nicole Kidman, he married Katie Holmes, an actress, model, and filmmaker on 18 November 2006 and divorced on 20th August 2012.
The couple has a daughter Suri Cruise born on 18th April 2006. Cruise was romantically linked with Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001), Sofia Vergara, Nazanin Boniadi, and Scarlett Johansson.
Tom Cruise Affairs
First Affair with Penelope Cruz
Cruise romantically linked with PenÚlope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). The relationship ended in 2004.
Second Affair with Nazanin Boniadi
A series of "auditions" of Scientologist actresses resulted in a short-lived relationship with British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi, who subsequently left Scientology.