Tom Cruise wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (born July 3, 1962), known professionally by his stage name Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer. One of the world’s highest-paid actors, he has received various accolades, including an Honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for four Academy Awards. His films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $11.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box-office stars of all time.

Cruise began acting in the early 1980s and made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedy film Risky Business (1983) and action film Top Gun (1986). Critical acclaim came with his roles in the dramas The Color of Money (1986), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). For his portrayal of Ron Kovic in the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. As a leading Hollywood star in the 1990s, he starred in several commercially successful films, including the drama A Few Good Men (1992), the thriller The Firm (1993), the horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994), and the romance Jerry Maguire (1996). For the latter, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and received his second Academy Award nomination. Cruise’s performance as a motivational speaker in the drama Magnolia (1999) earned him another Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Since then, Cruise has largely starred in science fiction and action films, establishing himself as an action star, often performing his own risky stunts. He has played Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series since 1996. His other notable roles in the genre include Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Knight and Day (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Top Gun: Maverick (2022), with Maverick being his highest-grossing film.

Cruise has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes. Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology, which he credits with helping him overcome dyslexia. In the 2000s, he sparked controversy with his criticisms of psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs, his efforts to promote Scientology in Europe, and a leaked video interview of him promoting Scientology. Cruise has been a close friend of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige since the 1980s.


Tom Cruise wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Tom Cruise wiki Biography
Real NameThomas Cruise Mapother IV
NicknameTC
ProfessionAmerican Actor and Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 44 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourGreen
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of BirthJuly 3, 1962
Age (as in 2016)53 Years
Birth PlaceSyracuse, New York
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
NationalityAmerican
HometownSyracuse, New York
SchoolRobert Hopkins Public School, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, Henry Munro Middle School, Ottawa, Canada, Franciscan seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio
CollegeN/A
Educational QualificationsHigh School (Drop Out)
DebutFilm Debut – Endless Love (1981)
FamilyFather– Thomas Mapother III (Electrical engineer)
Mother– Mary Lee Pfeiffer (Educator)

Brothers– N/A
Sisters– Lee Ann Mapother, Cass Mapother, Marian Mapother
ReligionScientology
EthnicityGerman, English, Irish
Fan Mail AddressTom Cruise
42 West
220 W. 42nd Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10036-7200
USA
HobbiesFencing, Skydiving, Scubadiving
Major Controversies• In 2004, he was criticized for delivering a controversial statement “I think psychiatry should be outlawed”.
• In 2005, he fell in a controversy for openly criticizing actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant.
• It has been reported that he had a rift with the director Steven Spielberg for his anti-psychiatry actions.
• In 2013, it was reported that Katie Holmes took divorce from Tom Cruise to protect the couple’s daughter Suri from Scientology.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodLobster, Pasta, Strawberries, Flounder
Favourite ColorGreen
Cars CollectionPorsche 911, Bugatti Veyron, Chevy Chevelle SS, Mercedes CLK
Bikes CollectionVyrus 987 C3 4V, Kawasaki Ninja, Ducati, BMW S 1000 RR
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusDivorced
Affairs/GirlfriendsDiane Cox (1980-1981)

Melissa Gilbert, Actress (1982)

Heather Locklear, Actress (1982)

Rebecca De Mornay, Actress (!983-1985)

Patti Scialfa, Singer (1985)

Cher, Singer (1985-1986)

Mimi Rogers, Actress (1986-1990)

Nicole Kidman, Actress (1990-2001)

Penelope Cruz, Actress (2001-2004)

Nazanin Boniadi, Actress (2004-2005)

Sofia Vergara, Actress (2005)

Katie Holmes, Actress (2005-2012)

Cynthia Jorge, Restaurant Owner (2012-present)
Wife/SpouseMimi Rogers (1987-1990)

Nicole Kidman (1990-2001)

Katie Holmes (2006-2012)
ChildrenSon– Connor Cruise, Actor (born 1995)
Daughter– Isabella Jane Cruise (born 1992), Suri Cruise (born 2006)
Style Quotient
Money Factor
Net Worth$480 million

Early life and Education

Cruise was born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, to electrical engineer Thomas Cruise Mapother III (1934–1984) and special education teacher Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer; 1936–2017). His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, and had English, German, and Irish ancestry. Cruise has three sisters named Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass. One of his cousins, William Mapother, is also an actor who has appeared alongside Cruise in five films. Cruise grew up in near poverty and had a Catholic upbringing. He later described his father as “a merchant of chaos”, a “bully”, and a “coward” who beat his children. He elaborated, “[My father] was the kind of person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you. It was a great lesson in my life—how he’d lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang! For me, it was like, ‘There’s something wrong with this guy. Don’t trust him. Be careful around him.'”

In total, Cruise attended 15 schools in 14 years Cruise spent part of his childhood in Canada; when his father took a job as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces, his family moved in late 1971 to Beacon Hill, Ottawa. He attended the new Robert Hopkins Public School for his fourth and fifth grade education. He first became involved in drama in fourth grade, under drama teacher George Steinburg. He and six other boys put on an improvised play to music called IT at the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. Drama organizer Val Wright was in the audience and later said that “the movement and improvisation were excellent … a classic ensemble piece.” In sixth grade, Cruise went to Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa. That year, his mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States. In 1978, she married Jack South. Cruise briefly took a Catholic Church scholarship and attended the St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio; he aspired to become a Franciscan priest before leaving after a year. Priests at the seminary have said Cruise chose to leave the school when his family relocated again; however, a former classmate said that they both asked to leave after getting caught taking liquor.: 24–26  In his senior year of high school, he played football for the varsity team as a linebacker, but was cut from the squad after getting caught drinking beer before a game. 47  He went on to star in the school’s production of Guys and Dolls. In 1980, he graduated from Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Cruise’s biological father died of cancer in 1984


Personal life

Relationships
Cruise splits his time between homes in Beverly Hills, California; Clearwater, Florida; and the South of England where Cruise has lived in various places including Central London, Dulwich, East Grinstead, and Biggin Hill.

In the early-to-mid-1980s, Cruise had relationships with Melissa Gilbert, Rebecca De Mornay, Patti Scialfa, and Cher.

Cruise and Mimi Rogers at the 1989 Oscars
Cruise married actress Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987. They divorced on February 4, 1990. Rogers had grown up in Scientology and was one of its ‘auditors’; they met when Cruise became one of her clients. In a 1993 Playboy interview, Rogers discussed her split from Cruise and said that he had been considering becoming a monk, which affected their intimacy. Rogers later retracted the comments and claimed she had been misinterpreted.

Cruise met his second wife, actress Nicole Kidman, on the set of their film Days of Thunder (1990). The couple married on December 24, 1990. They adopted two children: Isabella Jane (born 1992) and Connor Antony (born 1995). In February 2001, Cruise filed for divorce from Kidman while she was unknowingly pregnant. The pregnancy seemingly ended in a miscarriage, but in 2007 Kidman clarified the rumors by explaining that she had actually had an ectopic pregnancy.

Cruise was next romantically linked with Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vanilla Sky (2001). Their three-year relationship ended in 2004. An article in the October 2012 issue of Vanity Fair stated that several sources have said that after the breakup with Cruz, Scientologist leaders launched a secret project to find Cruise a new girlfriend. According to those sources, a series of “auditions” of Scientologist actresses resulted in a short-lived relationship with Iranian-British actress Nazanin Boniadi, who subsequently left Scientology. Scientology and Cruise’s lawyers issued strongly worded denials and threatened to sue, accusing Vanity Fair of “shoddy journalism” and “religious bigotry”.Journalist Roger Friedman later reported that he received an email from director and ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis confirming the story.

Cruise with his then-wife Katie Holmes in May 2009
In April 2005, Cruise began dating actress Katie Holmes. On April 27 that year, Cruise and Holmes—dubbed TomKat by the media—made their first public appearance together in Rome. A month later, Cruise publicly declared his love for Holmes on The Oprah Winfrey Show; he jumped on Winfrey’s yellow couch and stood there. Media coverage at the time implied that Oprah was somewhat taken aback by Cruise’s outburst, which distracted from the intended promotion of Cruise’s current film, War of the Worlds.[citation needed] On October 6, 2005, Cruise and Holmes announced they were expecting a child. In April 2006, their daughter Suri was born. On November 18, Holmes and Cruise were married at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, in a Scientologist ceremony attended by many Hollywood stars. Their publicists said the couple had “officialized” their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony. There has been widespread speculation that their marriage was arranged by the Church of Scientology. David Miscavige, the head of Scientology, served as Cruise’s best man.On June 29, 2012, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise. On July 9, the couple signed a divorce settlement worked out by their lawyers. New York law requires all divorce documents remain sealed, so the exact terms of the settlement are not publicly available. Cruise stated that ex-wife Katie Holmes divorced him in part to protect the couple’s daughter Suri from Scientology and that Suri is no longer a practicing member of the organization.

Scientology
Cruise was converted to Scientology by his first wife Mimi Rogers in 1986, becoming an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology in the 2000s. His involvement in the organization was leaked by the tabloid Star in 1990, and he publicly admitted to following Scientology in a 1992 interview with Barbara Walters. According to the book Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman, seven years after Cruise started studying Scientology, the organization’s leaders promised to share Scientology secrets, such as the prophet Xenu. According to Reitman’s book, Cruise “freaked out” and took a step back. He removed himself from the Church and worked on the film Eyes Wide Shut until 1999 when David Miscavige sent Marty Rathbun to successfully “retrieve” Cruise and convince him to continue training. Cruise had become a zealot after a couple of years. Cruise is friends with the Scientology organization’s chairman David Miscavige. Cruise struggled with dyslexia at an early age and has said that Scientology, specifically the L. Ron Hubbard Study Tech, helped him overcome dyslexia.

Advocacy
In addition to promoting various programs that introduce people to Scientology, Cruise has campaigned for Scientology to be afforded the status of a religion in Europe. In 2005, the Council of Paris revealed that Cruise had lobbied French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Senate President Jean-Claude Gaudin. They described him as a militant spokesman for Scientology, and barred any further dealings with him. He lobbied British Prime Minister Tony Blair to recognize the Scientology organization as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United Kingdom. In the United States, he convinced Bush administration officials Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Scooter Libby to oppose the non-recognition of Scientology in Germany in 2003. In 2004, he met Secretary of Education Rod Paige about endorsing Scientologist education methods as part of No Child Left Behind.

Cruise co-founded and raised donations for Downtown Medical to offer New York City 9/11 rescue workers detoxification therapy based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard. This drew criticism from medical professionals and firefighters. For such activities, Scientology leader David Miscavige created the Scientology Freedom Medal of Valor and awarded it to Cruise in late 2004. Former Scientologist Paul Haggis also claimed that Cruise attempted to convert celebrities such as James Packer, Victoria and David Beckham, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, and Steven Spielberg to Scientology.

Since 2008, Tom Cruise has restricted interviewers from asking him about Scientology.

Controversies
Criticism of psychiatry
In January 2004, Cruise made the controversial statement: “I think psychiatry should be outlawed.” Further controversy ensued in 2005, when he criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil (paroxetine), an antidepressant which she used to recover from postpartum depression after the birth of her first daughter in 2003. Cruise asserted that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance and that psychiatry is a form of pseudoscience. In response, Shields argued that Cruise “should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them.” This led to a heated argument between Cruise and Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today on June 24, 2005.

Medical authorities view Cruise’s comments as furthering the social stigma of mental illness. From The Lancet, “He may be right that psychotropic drugs are overused, sometimes misused; and that lifestyle changes (and exercise for depression) can be helpful. But he is wrong, as a celebrity, to add to the burden of those with a mental illness, who often fear seeking or continuing treatment because of the stigma still attached to their condition.” Shields called Cruise’s comments “a disservice to mothers everywhere”. In late August 2006, Cruise apologized in person to Shields for his comments.

Scientology is well known for its opposition to mainstream psychiatry and psychoactive drugs that are routinely prescribed for treatment. It was reported that Cruise’s anti-psychiatry actions led to a rift with director Steven Spielberg. Spielberg had reportedly mentioned in Cruise’s presence the name of a doctor friend who prescribed psychiatric medication. Shortly thereafter, the doctor’s office was picketed by Scientologists, reportedly angering Spielberg.

YouTube video removal
Main article: Project Chanology § Tom Cruise video
On January 15, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Cruise was posted on YouTube by the Anonymous-linked group Project Chanology, showing Cruise discussing what being a Scientologist means to him. The Church of Scientology said the video had been “pirated and edited”, and was taken from a three-hour video produced for members of Scientology. YouTube removed the Cruise video from their site under threat of litigation.

After YouTube investigated this claim, they found that the video did not breach copyright law, as it is covered by the fair use clause. It was subsequently reinstated on the site, and as of June 2020, the video has achieved over 15 million views. YouTube has declined to remove it again, due to the popularity of the video, and subsequent changes to copyright policy of the website.

Purported influence
In March 2004, his publicist of 14 years, Pat Kingsley, resigned. Cruise’s next publicist was Lee Anne DeVette, his sister, who was herself a Scientologist. She served in that role until November 2005. DeVette was replaced with Paul Bloch from the publicity firm Rogers and Cowan. Such restructuring was seen as a move to curtail publicity of his views on Scientology, as well as the controversy surrounding his relationship with Katie Holmes.

Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and Alex Gibney’s 2015 television documentary adaptation of the same name cast a spotlight on Cruise’s role in Scientology. The book and the film both allege that the Scientology organization groomed romantic partners for Cruise and that Cruise used Sea Org and Rehabilitation Project Force workers as a source of free labor. In the film, Cruise’s former auditor Marty Rathbun claims that wife Nicole Kidman was wiretapped on Cruise’s suggestion, which Cruise’s lawyer denies. Cruise’s ex-girlfriend Nazanin Boniadi later compared the Scientology organization’s auditioning of women to date Cruise and experiences with him to “white slavery”.


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