Could the beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer be related to star actor, Tom Cruise? Do they share something deeper than a shared moment in 1992 Golden Globe awards?
No, Tom Cruise and Michelle Pfeiffer are not related. They are both beautiful people and good actors with several awards and accolades, but they do not share any blood ties. Recall that they both won awards in the 1992 Golden Globe awards and took a picture together backstage. Is this the closest bond they share? Read on to find out.
Common Family Names?
Tom Cruise, whose full name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, was born in New York to a special education teacher named Mary Lee Pfeiffer and his father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer. Tom’s mother shares the same surname with Michelle Pfeiffer, and this raises questions about a potential relationship between the two actors. Michelle is the second out of four children born to parents Richard Pfeiffer and Donna Taverna.
Well, their parents bearing the same surname is a mere coincidence as they are from different parts of the country. Tom’s mother, Mary Pfeiffer, who died at 80 of complicated health challenges was a Louisville KY native. On the other hand, Michelle Pfeiffer’s parents are both from North Dakota. She also has some German, Irish and Walsh ancestry from her paternal grandparents. Therefore, both stars could not be tied by blood.
Michelle grew up in Orange County, California. She was the average Orange county girl and had her first taste of fame when she won the Miss Orange County beauty pageant in 1978. She also went ahead to compete for the Miss California Contest and came 6th place. After the contest, she got herself an acting agent and began to audition for movie and tv series roles. She bagged her first in 1978. It was an episode in Hindi T.V. series, Fantasy Island in 1978. She went on to act in other T.V. series including, Enos, Delta House and B.A.D. Cats.
Her first role in a movie was in the Hollywood knights in 1980, where she acted as a couple with Tony Danza. After this, she got some supporting roles in movies. Her first major film was Grease 2 in 1982
The Golden Globe Moment
In 1992, Mitchel Pfeiffer won the Golden Globe awards as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Fabulous Baker Boys, directed by Steve Kloves and co-starring Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges while Tom Cruise won the Best Actor in a drama for Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone. The duo posed backstage for a photo.
While they may not be related by blood, they are both great stars.