Tom Cruise is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He has been a major movie star for over three decades, appearing in some of the biggest blockbusters and earning numerous awards along the way. Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3rd 1962, he was raised as a Catholic by his mother Mary Lee South and father Thomas Mapother III.
Cruise began acting at an early age with small roles on television shows such as “The Outsiders” (1982) before making his big screen debut opposite Rebecca De Mornay in Risky Business (1983). His performance earned him widespread recognition and launched him into stardom; from there he went onto appear in films like Top Gun (1986), Rain Man (1988), A Few Good Men(1992) , Jerry Maguire(1996)and Mission Impossible series which have become iconic movies that are still popular today.
He also starred alongside Nicole Kidmanin several romantic dramas including Days Of Thunder(1990 )and Far And Away (1992). In addition to being an actor, Tom Cruise is also known for performing many of his own stunts throughout his career – something that has made him even more beloved among fans worldwide!
Aside from film work, Tom Cruise is involved with various charities around the world including United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, The Church Of Scientology International Relief Organization CIRRO, World Literacy Crusade WLC, where he donates both time and money to help those less fortunate than himself.
He currently resides between Los Angeles California USA & London England UK while continuing to make blockbuster hits year after year!
He has received several accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards.
Cruise began his acting career in the film Endless Love (1981). His first leading role was in the teen comedy Risky Business (1983), which garnered Cruise wide recognition. He received his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance in the war drama Born on the Fourth of July (1989). He has since played leading roles in a number of successful films, including the dramas A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), and Jerry Maguire (1996). He has also starred in several science fiction, action, and horror films, such as Mission: Impossible (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), War of the Worlds (2005), and Oblivion (2013). In 2012, Cruise was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor.
Cruise has been married three times and has three children; two of his marriages ended in high-profile divorces. His first wife was Mimi Rogers, to whom he was married from 1987 to 1990. His second wife was Nicole Kidman, whom he married in December 1990 and divorced in August 2001. His third wife is Katie Holmes, whom he married in November 2006 and divorced in 2012.