Tom Cruise Birthplace

March 16, 2012 by staff 

Tom Cruise Birthplace, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3, 1962), known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. Cruise’s first appearance in a major film was in 1981′s Taps. His first leading role was in the film Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise played the role of a heroic naval pilot in the popular and successful 1986 film Top Gun, and also secret agent Ethan Hunt in the series of Mission: Impossible action films.

Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III (died 1984), an electrical engineer. Cruise’s surname originates from his great-grandfather, Thomas Cruise O’Mara, who was adopted by a Welsh immigrant and renamed “Thomas Cruise Mapother”. Cruise is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. He grew up in near poverty, in a Catholic family dominated by an abusive father whom Cruise has described as “a merchant of chaos”. He was beaten by his father, whom Cruise has said was a bully and coward.

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