Tom Cruise Profile
Birth Name:Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Date of Birth: July, 3, 1962
Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, USA
Weight: 170 lbs.
Wife: Nicole Kidman(Divorced),Mimi Rogers (Divorced),Penélope Cruz (domestic partner- 2001–2004)
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer
Father: Thomas Cruise Mapother III (electrical engineer; deceased)
Mother: Mary Lee Mapother
Siblins: Lee Anne Mapother (publicist), Marian Mapother (teacher), Cass Mapother (restaurateur)
He set aside a maximum limit of ten years to build an acting career and headed off to New York to begin his quest. Impoverished and barely scraping by, he started his assent towards super stardom.Much of the early 1980's were spent on forgettable teen flicks that did little to enhance his career. However, with keen business sense he managed to reinvent himself in Hollywood. By the mid 80's he was starring in some of the top grossing films including ''Top Gun,'' ''The Color of Money,'' ''Rain Man,'' and ''The Fourth of July''(receiving an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award)He was one of the highest paid actors in the world by 1990. Cruise was reportedly paid $15 million a picture in such blockbuster hits as ''Interview with the Vampire,'' ''Mission: Impossible,'' and ''Jerry Maguire'' (for which he received another Oscar nomination).
This years release of ''Magnolia'' garnered Cruise with a Golden Globe Award and an yet another Academy Award nomination. He was originally supposed to have a cameo role in the flick but it ballooned into 45 minutes of the 3 hour movie. Cruise was so eager to join the cast of ''Magnolia'' that he took a pay cut to be part of the budgeted $30 million movie.
Cruise is kind and thoughtful man who is well known for his generosity and compassion. He is one of the best liked members of the movie community. Tom has been happily married to actress Nicole Kidman since December of 1990 and the couple share 2 adopted children.