Biography Of Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) was born on July 03, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA. He is a star of many box office hits, including “Risky Business”, “Top Gun”, “A Few Good Men”, “The Firm”, and “Jerry Maguire”.

His acting performance in “Taps” was magnificent, also the critics sad the same, and he eventually went on to star in many box office hits. From that moment his career blossomed. Tom ruled the movie industry in early 1980’s. He was also very controversal actor and the most famous member of scientology.

Early life

Cruise’s father Thomas was an electrical engineer, and mother Mary was an amateur actress and schoolteacher. His family moved around a great deal when Cruise was a child in order to accommodate his father’s career. When he was 11 his parents divorced, and he and his sisters moved with their mother to Louisville. He loved athletics and wrestling wanted to be a proffesionall wrestler, but a knee injury sidelined him during high school. Cruise became interested in acting when he won the lead in a high school production.


He joined various auditions, eventually made his way to secure a role in a musical play called “Godspell.” His performance impressed an Italian film director, Franco Zeffirelli, who later offered him a small role in “Endless Love”. Next he was playing supporting characters in “Outsiders” and “Taps”. Tom earned his first major role through a comedy film entitled “Losin’ It”.

Next project was “Risky Business” (1983) that caused his name began to make sound mainly for his excellent acting and attractive look either which had raised people’s interest. He continued to perform brilliantly in “All the Right Moves”. After he played in ‘Top Gun’ , that movie brought him to achieve success and gain worldwide popularity. He was nominated 3 times for an Oscar.

His most known movies are: Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Oblivion (2013), Jack Reacher (2013), Rock of Ages (2012), Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011), Valkyrie (2008), Lions for Lambs (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Mission: Impossible 3 (2006), Vanilla Sky (2001), Mission: Impossible II (2000), Magnolia (1999), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Jerry Maguire (1996) and Mission: Impossible (1996).

Personal life

Cruise suffered from dyslexia, like his mother and three sisters. At teen age, Cruise enrolled in a Franciscan seminary with thoughts of becoming a priest, but he left after a year. In 1987, he married an actress Mimi Rogers and through her he became a student of Scientology (the religion which was found by writer L. Ron Hubbard).


He later sad the church cured his dyslexia. He stayed in scientology but divorced from Mimi. Later Cruise married an Australian actress Nicole Kidman, and again after a few years they split up. In 2006, Cruise married his third wife, Katie Holmes, and hat same year, the couple also got a daughter, Suri. Six years after the couple announced that they were divorcing.