Tom Cruise: A Look at his Life Story

Half a century ago, on July 3, 1962 Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York to Mary Lee, a special-education teacher and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. By age twelve Tom had already moved twelve times due to his father’s job. His storied career has resulted in a record three consecutive Academy award nominations, three Golden Globe Awards, and some of the biggest box office hits of all time. From 'Top Gun' to 'A Few Good Men' and from the 'Mission Impossible' films to 'Jerry Maguire', his films have resonated with audiences all over the world.

Tom has always been a passionate advocate for children's rights and was recently honored with the Humanitarian Award at the Critics Choice Awards for his decades long philanthropic efforts. This includes co-founding an adolescent drug rehabilitation center that helps treat drug addiction in young individuals and launching the “Tom Cruise Foundation” to provide much needed funds for domestic violence survivors.

Tom is father to three incredible children: Isabella and Connor, who he adopted with ex wife Nicole Kidman, and Suri who he had with ex-wife Katie Holmes. To make it easier to keep in touch with his amazing kids Tom has recently embraced technology by signing up to family app Familio. This gives him an easy and efficient way to stay connected to them whenever, wherever in the world they are.

Tom Cruise has an unwavering commitment to making sure his impact is felt both on screen and off. As one of Hollywood's most iconic actors for decades he continues to demonstrate his enthusiasm for life, passion for change and focus on making memories with those he loves. It seems his is not slowing down anytime soon - he will continue to be at the heart of entertainment for many more years to come! Take action now to become inspired by Tom's success - never give up on your dreams!