Birth Name: Tom Cruise
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York, USA
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on July 3, 1962, the only son of a hardscrabble family that would grow to include three sisters. Mapother III was an electrical engineer, abusive and prone to losing his jobs, which forced the family to move several times a year to look for work. Cruise was born in Syracuse but lived in Louisville, KY; Winnetka, IL; and Ottawa, Ontario before his mother finally had enough of her "bullying" husband. She left Mapother (and his last name) in 1974, taking her children back to her hometown of Louisville. Cruise was enrolled in a total of 15 schools during his nearly 12 years of education, and his constant outsider status - coupled with a diagnosis of the then li...
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