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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Emmy Award-winning choreographer joins DID season 6

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   5:32 pm
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels has become a part of "Dance India Dance Season 6" and will be challenging contestants of the dance reality TV show. View More..

Wedding rumours with Tom Cruise were ridiculous: 'The Crown' star

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   12:16 pm
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Vanessa Kirby hadn't even met Hollywood star Tom Cruise when reports about their alleged relationship brought her personal life into the spotlight globally. "The Crown" actress terms the rumours "ridiculous" and says the fictional side of showbiz is strange and she prefers not to pay any heed to it. View More..

Priscilla Presley denies quitting Scientology

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   6:56 am
Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress and former wife of the late American singer Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley has not quit the Church of Scientology, despite reports that she has had enough of the religion. View More..

'American Made': Visually rustic and mildly thrilling (IANS Review, Rating: ***)

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   2:14 pm
Film: "American Made"; Director: Doug Liman; Cast: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Alejandro Edda, Mauricio Mejia, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Jayma Mays, Lola Kirke, William Mark McCullough, E. Roger Mitchell, Robert Farrior and Cuyle Carvin; Rating: *** View More..

Tom Cruise's buttocks 'quite real', says co-star

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   1:52 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise's derriere is "quite real", says one of his co-stars amid speculation that he had used some form of prosthetic to give his backside a boost on the set of his Second World War hit "Valkyrie". View More..

Asha Bhosle's wax statue to be unveiled on October 3 in Delhi

    Updated On : Sep 26,2017   3:52 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be unveiling her wax statue at Madame Tussauds here on October 3. View More..

Jamie Foxx, Katie Holmes not hiding anymore

    Updated On : Sep 06,2017   2:06 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 6 (IANS) It seems like actor Jamie Foxx and actress Katie Holmes are not hiding their relationship any more as they were seen enjoying some public display of affection in Malibu. View More..

'A Gentleman': Hello, Good looking (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 26,2017   3:00 pm
Film: "A Gentleman"; Director: Raj-DK; Cast: Siddharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rating: ***1/2 View More..

SRK ahead of Salman, Akshay in world's highest paid actors list

    Updated On : Aug 23,2017   3:20 pm
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is ahead of Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar in Forbes magazines World's Highest Paid Actors 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg. View More..

Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   12:14 pm
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered "Sherlock" as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version. View More..

Tom Cruise's injury halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production

    Updated On : Aug 17,2017   1:12 pm
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Tom Cruise, who suffered an on-set injury during filming of "Mission: Impossible 6" here, is being given time to recover, thereby leading the production to halt for around six weeks to three months. View More..

Sidharth to soak in kabaddi fever (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Aug 14,2017   7:04 pm
Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is busy promoting his forthcoming film "A Gentleman", will be in Ahmedabad on Tuesday to be a spectator at a match of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). View More..

Tom Cruise injured in 'Mission Impossible 6' stunt

    Updated On : Aug 14,2017   11:24 am
London, Aug 14 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise was injured during a building-jumping stunt on the set of his upcoming film "Mission Impossible 6". View More..

Marwan Kenzari may play Jafar in 'Aladdin'

    Updated On : Aug 05,2017   1:48 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Actor Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to play Jafar in Disneys live-action "Aladdin" reboot from director Guy Ritchie. View More..

Styles gets more security than Hardy, Murphy

    Updated On : Jul 24,2017   8:02 am
London, July 24 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles has reportedly been given six personal bodyguards and is watched round-the-clock while promoting his acting debut film "Dunkirk". View More..

Tom Cruise's film in legal trouble over plane crash deaths

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   6:14 pm
Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) The producers of Tom Cruise-starrer "American Made" are being sued by the families of View More..

Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun' sequel to release in July 2019

    Updated On : Jul 01,2017   12:12 pm
Los Angeles, July 1 (IANS) The sequel to actor Tom Cruises 1986 action drama film "Top Gun" has been slated for a release on July 12, 2019. View More..

'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' star Michael Nyqvist dead

    Updated On : Jun 28,2017   1:02 pm
Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" franchise alongside Noomi Rapace, is dead. He was 56. View More..

Nicole Kidman's kids 'appalled' by 'Paddington'

    Updated On : Jun 25,2017   2:42 am
Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says her children were upset about her portrayal in "Paddington". View More..

Tom Cruise affair with Rebecca De Mornay

    Updated On : Jun 23,2017   6:56 am
Los Angeles, June 23 (IANS) Actor Curtis Armstrong has claimed that actor Tom Cruise had an "intense affair" with his co-star Rebecca De Mornay on the sets of the film "Risky Business". View More..