Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, to Galynn Patricia (Johnson) and Thomas Edward Brady, who owns a financial planning business.
Off the field, Brady has appeared on TV shows including .
The quarterback for the New England Patriots was named Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in 2007 and is rated one of the top quarterbacks in the entire National Football League.
Brady also knows how to play the dating field; he has been linked to Hollywood starlets, including Bridget Moynahan, with whom he has a son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan.
Brady and model Gisele Bundchen - whom he began dating after his split from Moynahan - said "I Do" in a traditional Catholic ceremony in February 2009 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Bundchen welcomed the couple's first child together, Benjamin, in December 2009.
He attended Junipero Serra High School, the same high school which produced Barry Bonds of the SF Giants.
He attended the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999.
He was a backup to Brian Griese when the Wolverines went 12-0 and won the national championship in 1997.
Brady shared the starting quarterback job with Drew Henson in 19, but managed to compile a 20-5 record over those two years, including a 2-0 record in bowl games.
The New England Patriots made him a sixth round draft choice in 2000, the 199th player selected overall in the draft.
He spent 2000 as a fourth string quarterback behind Drew Bledsoe, John Friesz and Michael Bishop.