Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. His films have grossed over USD 4 billion in North America and over USD 10. 1 billion worldwide. He has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. Cruise has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman, and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes.
About Tom Cruise in brief
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. His films have grossed over USD 4 billion in North America and over USD 10. 1 billion worldwide. He is one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time. He has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. Cruise has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman, and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his Church-affiliated criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology as a religion in Europe, and a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs, which he credits with helping him overcome dyslexia. He was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York. His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, and had English, German, and Irish ancestry. One of his cousins, William Mapother, is also an actor who has appeared alongside Cruise in five films. Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a Catholic upbringing. In his senior year of high school, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but was cut after getting caught drinking beer before a game. In 1980, he graduated from Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. At 18, Cruise moved to New York City with the blessing of his mother and stepfather to pursue an acting career.
He went on to star in the production of Guys and Dolls and The Mummy. He also starred in science fiction and action films, including Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, The Last Samurai, Collateral, War of the Worlds, Knight and Day, Jack Reacher, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, and TheMummy. He has played Ethan Hunt in all six of the Mission: Impossible films from 1996 to 2018. Cruise’s father died of cancer in 1984; he briefly attended a Francan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio; he became interested in acting as 24–26 years old. In total, he attended 15 schools in total years in New York and New Jersey; he attended a church scholarship in Ohio. He had three sisters named Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass; he also had a cousin named William. Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada; his father took a job as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces, his family moved in late 1971 to Beacon Hill, Ottawa. He attended the new Robert Hopkins Public School for his fourth and fifth grade education. He first became involved in drama in fourth grade, under the tutelage of George Steinburg. In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. That year, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States, and she married Jack South in 1978. In 1984, Cruise’s mother left him and took Cruise and her father, Jack South, to the U.S.