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Tom Cruise: Biography

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Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, on 3rd July 1962. He is the son of Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise Mapother lll. He had German and English ancestry from his great-grandparents and his mother. Tom had three sisters Lee Anne, Marian and Cass.

Tom attended Robert Hopkins Public school in his early age and then when his family moved to Beacon Hill he joined Henry Munro Middle school and completed his grade six. When he was twelve his mother left his dad and took him and his sister Lee Anne with her.

He had to live a long period of poverty in which he delivered newspaper and his mother married a plastic salesman named Jack South. He graduated from Glen Ridge High School in NJ in 1980. He started his acting career after he was sidelined from his schoolís wrestling team because of a kn ee injury.

His first break came in 1981 when he had a small role in Endless Love a drama-romantic film sharing Brooke Shields. Cruise did many such roles in other movies but his breakthrough came after the release of the movie Risky Business. He was the first choice for an upcoming American flight film whose producers were Jerry Bruckheimer ands Don Simpson.

The title of that film was Top Gun and was opened in 1986. In 1989 Rain Man was released which was praised by the critics and was nominated for four Academy Awards.

Cruise then turned to producer after partnering with his former talent agent Paula Wagner and formed Cruise/Wagner Productions. Mission Impossible was the first movie to be produced under this banner.

Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers in 1987 and it was believed that Rogers was the one who introduced Cruise to Scientology. But their marriage didnít last long and they divorced in 1990. He then dated Nicole Kidman and married her on December 24, 1990.

The couple adopted two kids Isabelle Jane and Connor Antony. They then separated in 2001 when Kidman was pregnant and she later miscarried. He also had a three year relationship with Penelope Cruz.

He then began dating Katie Holmes in 2005 and he proposed her on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In 2006, April 18 Katie gave birth to a baby girl Suri in Santa Monica and was the first biological child for Katie and cruise. He married to Katie in 2006, November 18.

By FW Editor

Tags: actor, new york, 1962

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 14 April '10

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