Famous as :Actor, producer
Birth Name :Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Birth Date :July 03, 1962
Birth Place :Syracuse, New York, USA
Spouse :Mimi Rogers (actress, 9-May-87 - 4-Feb-90), Nicole Kidman (actress, 24-Dec-90 - 8-Aug-01), Katie Holmes (actress, 18-Nov-06 - 20-Aug-12)
Claim to fame :As Joel Goodsen in "Risky Business" (1983)
If only Tom Cruise had never experienced a knee injury, he would probably have become a professional wrestler instead of being a Hollywood actor. Whether it was a blessing in disguise or not, the incident surely has served as a major turning point in his life. It made him chose to undergo a different path, thus emerged as one of the most celebrated artists in the world. Born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, he is the third child as well as the only son of Thomas Cruise Maphoter III and Mary Lee Pfeiffer. Together with his three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass Mapother, Tom spent his early life residing in various locations, partly due to his father's occupation as an electrical engineer. The family had wandered through Ottawa; Louisville, Kentucky; and Wayne, New Jersey before they finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. By this time, his parents had already divorced and Mary Lee remarried a man named Joseph South.