Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks Biography, Family, Movies, News, Age, Facts & Life Story.

Full NameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
Nickname“America’s Dad”
Birth DateJuly 9, 1956
Age66 years

Tom Hanks making headlines nowadays, after releasing his Debut Novel: “Sometimes You Just Have To…” on May 9 which has received mixed reviews. Hanks began writing the novel in 2018. The two-time Oscar winner published a collection of short stories, ‘Uncommon Type’ in 2017 and has sold over 234,000 copies in the UK.

Tom Hanks Biography

On July 9, 1956, Hanks was born in Concord, California to his mother a hospital worker Janet Marylyn, and his father itinerant cook Amos “Bud” Hanks. Hanks has a mixed ethnic background with a Portuguese mother and English ancestry father.

Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and graduated from California State University, Sacramento. Hanks became an intern at the festival at the e Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, and received the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his outstanding performance as Proteus in Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Hanks was named one of the “Top 10 College Dropouts” by Time magazine in 2010.

Quick Info:

NameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
Profession Actor and Filmmaker
BirthPlaceConcord, California, U.S.
Zodiac SignCancer
Education QualificationMajor in Drama
Collage/ UniversitySchool- Skyline High School, Oakland, California.
University– California State University, Sacramento
EthnicityMixed (Portuguese and American)
ParentsFather- Amos Mefford Hanks
Mother- Janet Marylyn Frager
SiblingsJim Hanks, Larry Hanks, Sandra Hanks

Tom Hank’s Personal Life

Marital StatusMarried
WifeSamantha Lewes (1978-1987)
Rita Wilson (1988-Present)
SonChet Hanks, Colin Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks
DaughterElizabeth Ann Hanks

Tom Hanks was married to his college sweetheart Samantha Lewes in 1978 and Hanks and Lewes officially divorced in 1987.

Samantha Lewes

Hanks linked to his friend Rita Wilson when they first met on the set of ABC’s sitcom Bosom Buddies in 1981 and officially tied the knot in 1988. The couple filmed in 1985’s Volunteers together and made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Three Amigos in 1986 as a couple.

Rita Wilson

Honks and Rita first became parents on Aug. 4, 1990, and welcomed their first child Chester “Chet” Hanks.

Chet is a rapper and actor who has appeared in television titles such as Empire, Shameless, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Honks is also the father of Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks from Lewes.

Tom Hanks Children

Awards & Nomination

Academy Awards:– Best Actor- 1994, 1995

Golden Globe Awards:– 1989, 1994, 1995, 2001

Kennedy Center Honors Medallion Award:- 2014

Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2016

Tom Hanks’s Net Worth

American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks has remained active in the film industry for more than four decades and has won seven Primetime Emmy Awards in his career. Honks has an estimated net worth is approximately $410 million and earns $35+ monthly.

 Tom Honks

Quick Facts About Tom Hanks

Q. Who is Tom Honks?

Ans. Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.

Q. What is Tom Hanks’s biggest movie?

Ans. The Burbs (1989), Greyhound (2020), Sully a.k.a Sully: Miracle on the Hudson, News of the World, Turner & Hooch, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bridge of Spies, Joe Versus the Volcano, That Thing You Do!, You’ve Got Mail, The Post, Road to Perdition, Splash & More.

Q. What film made Tom Hanks famous?

Ans. Big (1988).

Q. Why is Tom Hanks so famous?

Ans. Hanks is famous for his breakthrough in movies such as Splash (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1992).

Q. Is Tom Hanks a billionaire?

Ans. Hanks has a net worth estimated to be around $410 million.

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