Tom Cruise is a prominent American actor and producer. He has starred in many films, leading him to become one of the most rich and famous actors in Hollywood. He has an estimated net worth of around $250 million, making him the highest paid actor as of 2012. This is mostly due to his starring in big blockbuster films; fourteen of which have earned over $100 million domestically and twenty films which have grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Cruise began his serious acting career back in 1981 at the age of 19, when he had a role in the movie Endless Love. His supporting roles in the films The Outsiders and Taps would lead to some of his biggest starring roles in Risky Business and Top Gun. These two movies are credited with promoting Cruise as a top actor and guaranteeing his ascension to fame in Hollywood. In the late 1980s, Cruise would win the Kansas City Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, and a People’s Choice Award. From there, Cruise would star in more top-grossing films, including Eyes Wide Shut, Interview with the Vampire, and Jerry Maquire. In 1996, he would also star in the reboot of the Mission: Impossible series, which would have several movies and be a top blockbuster film for Cruise. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_cruise)
Cruise has had a few very public relationships. His first marriage was to an actress, Mimi Rogers. However, they divorced after two years. Cruise would then marry Nicole Kidman, who was his co-star in many films. Their relationship was very public as the two were very popular stars. They adopted two children together, but would divorce after 11 years of marriage. Cruise was then briefly linked to actress Penelope Cruz. Four years after divorcing Kidman, Cruise would begin his next widely followed relationship with actress Katie Holmes. They had a child, daughter Suri, together in 2005, and then were married in 2006. The couple would later divorce in 2012 after five years of marriage.