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Tom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker.
Cruise was born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee , a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer.
Cruise has three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass.
Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awardsand has won three Golden Globe Awards.
He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Endless Love. After portraying supporting roles in Taps (1981) andThe Outsiders (1983), his first leading role was in the romantic comedy Risky Business, released in August 1983.
Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the action drama Top Gun (1986).
Since 1996, he has been well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series, whose most recent film, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, was released in 2015.
One of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Cruise starred in several more successful films in the 1980s.
Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993, and the company has since co-produced several of Cruise's films, the first being Mission: Impossible in 1996 which was also Cruise's first project as a producer.
Cruise is an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology and its associated social programs. He became involved with Scientology in 1990 through his first wife, Mimi Rogers.
Cruise has been married three times and has three children.