Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. Although Cruise's paternal surname is Welsh, it appears that his paternal great-grandfather, Thomas O'Mara, was of Irish ancestry and adopted his stepfather's surname, becoming the first Thomas Cruise Mapother. He also has German and English ancestry from his paternal great grandparents, William Reibert and Charlotte Louise Voelker, and German ancestry through his mother.
Born: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July3, 1962 (age 47) Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Years Active: 1981-presentSpouse(s): Mimi Rogers (1987-1990)
Nicole Kidman (1990-2001)
Katie Holmes (2006-present)