Tom Cruise Biography

Tom Cruise is the stage name of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, an American actor, producer, and Scientologist who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies and remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

Cruise was born to Thomas Cruise Mapother III and Mary Lee Pfeiffer on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His first leading role in a blockbuster movie was in 1983's Risky Business. One sequence in the film, featuring Cruise lip-syncing Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock and Roll" in his underwear, has become an iconic moment in film history.

Cruise's status as an A-list actor was secured a few years later when he starred in Top Gun (1986). He received Academy Award nominations for Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Jerry Maguire (1996), both as Best Actor; and for Magnolia (1999), as Best Supporting Actor.

In 1996, he became the first actor in history to star in five consecutive films that grossed $100 million in domestic release; the films were A Few Good Men (1992), The Firm (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996).

Cruise teamed with producer Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions, which has co-produced several of Cruise's films such as Mission: Impossible and its sequels, Vanilla Sky (2001), and The Last Samurai (2003). The company also co-produced The Others (2001). Cruise has been married twice, to Mimi Rogers (married on May 9, 1987, divorced February 4, 1990) and later Nicole Kidman (married on December 24, 1990, divorced August 8, 2001). He and Nicole Kidman adopted two children, Isabella (born 1993) and Connor (born 1995).



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Nicole Kidman to pen 'tell-all book'

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Feb 3 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman is reportedly planning to write her autobiography. View More..

Marsden under consideration for 'Green Lantern Corps'

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   2:08 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor James Marsden is reportedly being eyed by the entertainment company DC Comic to star in "Green Lantern Corps" for the role of Hal Jordan. View More..

James Marsden considered for 'Green Lantern Corps'

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor James Marsden is reportedly being eyed by DC Comics to star in "Green Lantern Corps". View More..

Roop Durgapal wants to try comedy show (TV Snippets)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   2:40 pm
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Roop Durgapal, who has wrapped up shooting for TV show "Gangaa", says she is keen to try her hand in the comedy genre. View More..

'xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage': Deepika into Diesel gives you little fuel for thought (Review)

    Updated On : Jan 13,2017   11:04 pm
Film: "xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage"; Director: D.J. Caruso; Cast: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone; Rating:*** View More..

Eddie Izzard to bring Force Majeure to India

    Updated On : Jan 12,2017   5:52 pm
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard will perform live in India for the first time with his comedy show Force Majeure. View More..

Nicole Kidman's 'vision' of adopting children

    Updated On : Jan 07,2017   3:16 am
Los Angeles, Jan 7 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman, who adopted children Isabella and Connor with her former husband Tom Cruise, says she had a "vision" of adopting children. View More..

When it's 'kissy time' for Kidman, Keith Urban

    Updated On : Jan 06,2017   5:20 am
Los Angeles, Jan 6 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban tell their children it's their "kissy time" when their children interrupt them during their intimate moments. View More..

Kidman gets anxious if husband doesn't answer phone

    Updated On : Jan 05,2017   6:56 am
Los Angeles, Jan 5 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says she gets anxious when her husband and singer Keith Urban doesn't answer his phone. View More..

Hollywood films wooed Indian audience to theatres (2016 in Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 31,2016   1:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) A tale of a small boy, Mowgli, wandering in an enchanting Indian forest with an entourage of his animal friends in "The Jungle Book" took the Indian box office by storm in 2016. View More..

Love story with Tom Cruise was sudden, says Nicole Kidman

    Updated On : Dec 19,2016   2:42 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Nicole Kidman met her first husband Tom Cruise on the set of 1990s film "Days of Thunder", and they instantly became one of the most famous celebrity couples in the world. The actress says all of it was "pretty sudden", and she was distracted. View More..

Tom Cruise thinks I'm the devil: Leah Remini

    Updated On : Dec 18,2016   8:00 am
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Leah Remini says actor Tom Cruise and other Scientologists think she is "the devil". View More..

Nicole Kidman's early parenting dream

    Updated On : Dec 13,2016   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says that she wanted to have children from a very early age. View More..

Trailer of 'The Mummy' remake out

    Updated On : Dec 05,2016   1:12 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 5 (IANS) The first full trailer for "The Mummy" remake, starring actors Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, is out. View More..

Katie Holmes is 'dependable' parent

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes wants to be a "dependable" parent to her daughter Suri, 10, so she gives herself a curfew when she isn't working. View More..

Nicole Kidman ready to adopt more children

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   2:42 am
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman has "thought" about adopting more children. View More..

Kidman begged for her 'To Die For' role

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   2:52 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman had to beg for her role in the 1995 film "To Die For". View More..

Tom Cruise only employed Scientologists to work in house

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) According to a documentary, actor Tom Cruise employed only Scientologists in his house. View More..

Rakesh Roshan 'very proud' of son Hrithik's achievements

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   5:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan says he is proud of his son and actor Hrithik Roshan, who was recently selected the third most handsome face in the world. View More..

It's not about Hollywood, but good script: Hrithik

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   4:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is yet to like any Hollywood project offered to him, and that a good script will always be his priority while selecting projects. View More..