On this day in 1962, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is born in Syracuse, NY.
After his breakout role in the 1983 film “Risky Business,” Cruise went on to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, appearing in a long list of critically acclaimed dramas and blockbuster action movies, including “Top Gun,” “Rain Man,” “Jerry Macquire,” and “Mission: Impossible.”
Other fun Tom Cruise facts:
Tom Cruise was a wrestler in high school.
Tom was employed as a bus boy, porter and he cleaned tables. Later he studied at the respected Neighborhood Playhouse.
He suffered from dyslexia and was bullied regularly in the 15 different schools he attended in 12 years.
He missed his high school graduation ceremony because he was acting in a production of Godspell.
Cruise has been married and divorced three times and has three children.
His first marriage was to actress Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990.
His second marriage was to actress Nicole Kidman from 1990 to 2001. He has two adopted children with Nicole: Isabella Jane Cruise(born December 22, 1992) Connor Antony Cruise (born January 17, 1995).
His third marriage was to actress Katie Holmes from 2006 to 2012. In April 2006 their daughter Suri was born.
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Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer. The church’s creation story involves aliens.