Tom Cruise had an unexpected treat when he appeared on American chat show
INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO - host James Lipton presented him with his family
tree and official crest.
The movie star was staggered when Lipton handed him his lineage sheet,
which he had traced back to 1810.
Cruise, whose full name is TOM CRUISE MAPOTHER IV, told Lipton he had
tracked his tree back to his great-grandfather but no further.
Lipton told him that his family's American heritage began when Welshman
DYLAN HENRY MAPOTHER relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1850.
In return, the actor treated Lipton to his childhood DONALD DUCK
Cruise's sister LEE ANNE MAPOTHER, a publicist, was just as impressed with
Lipton's research. She sat in the audience for the show, which aired last night
(11JAN04) in America.