Samantha Lewes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Jan, 2020
Facts of Samantha Lewes
Date of Birth: 1952 , November-29
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Samantha Lewes
Birth Name Susan Jane Dillingham
Nationality American
Birth Place/City San Diego, California
Ethnicity White-American
Profession Actress
Married Tom Hanks- 1978
Children Colin Hanks, and Elizabeth Hanks
Divorce Tom Hanks- 1987
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American actress, Samantha Lewes was an American actress best known for her appearances in movies such as Bosom Buddies (1980) and Mr. Success(1984). Lewes also garnered huge media attention as the former wife of the popular American actor Tom Hanks and the proud mother of actors Elizabeth Hanks and Colin Hanks. Lewes, sadly, died at the age of 50 in 2002 due to bone cancer.     

Life About Of Samantha Lewes

Samantha Lewes was born Susan Jane Dillingham on November 29, 1952, in San Diego, California, under the birth sign Sagittarius. She was American as per her nationality and her ethnicity was White.

She was the daughter of John Raymond Dillingham and Harriet Hall Dillingham. Lewes grew up in her hometown, San Diego, along with her family. She went to local high school and later enrolled at California State University, Sacramento. 

Lewes' Professional Career 

Samantha made her acting debut in 1980 in an American sitcom Bosom Buddies, along with her ex-husband Tom Hanks. She was highly appreciated by critics & her fans for her performance in the movie.

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Lewes then made her appearance in a 1984 television movie named Mr. Success. Apart from these two movies, she does not have any other movies or series to her credit. 

How Much Was Samantha's Net Worth? 

Samantha was a well-known name in the entertainment industry and she surely had a hefty net worth and salary, however, the exact figure was never disclosed. 

On the other hand, her ex-husband Tom Hanks is one of the famous Hollywood stars with an estimated net worth of $400 million, as of 2020.      

From his various works, the legendary actor collected a straggling amount of $45 million, in 2010. In a similar way, Hank earned $40 million off Saving Private Ryan, $20 million for each of You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, and Cast Away. 

He reportedly earned $18 million for The Da Vinci Code and $50 million for its sequel Angel's & Demons. 

In 2010, he went on to spend $26 million to buy the spectacular mansion in the Pacific Palisades in California. 

In the year 1994, he also earned $70 million from the blockbuster and evergreen movie Forrest Gump. He donated $115K for the renovation of the theater named for Rawley T. Farnsworth in Skyline High School in Oakland, California. 

Furthermore, her children Colin Hanks, and Elizabeth Ann Hanks are also well-known names in the Hollywood industry. Colin has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as per celebrity net worth. 

When Did Samantha & Hank Marry? 

Samantha married the Hollywood star, Tom Hanks on 24th January 1978. The former couple met while the two were at the high school and began dating. Hanks was just 21 and Lewes was 25 at the time of their marriage.  

Furthermore, in an interview with Desert Island Discs, Hanks revealed that the prime cause of marrying Susan was his inability to fight loneliness. From the start of his career from a theatre production, The Taming of the Shrew, Samantha stood side by side with her husband.

They shared two children, Colin Hanks, born in 1977 and Elizabeth Ann Hanks, born in 1982, who are well-known actors in Hollywood.

Their son Colin is also one of the prominent faces in the field of acting. He has played a number of major roles in films like Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, and others. On the other hand, her daughter is known for movies such as Forrest Gump, That Thing You Do!, and Anchoraged.

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After being together for more than nine years, the duo decided to separate and got divorced on 19th March 1987 due to their personal issues. After divorcing Samantha, Tom married American actress, Rita Wilson and the pair has two sons: Chet Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks

Samantha Lewes' Death-What Was The Cause Of Her Death? 

Following her divorce with Tom, Samantha became a full-time mother and started raising her children. Like every other mother, she also had a dream to see her offsprings being happy and successful. Sadly, she could not be there to witness her children's success as she was diagnosed with bone cancer.

Even after the divorce, Hank arranged top specialists to treat her. However, the doctor said that her cancer had spread to all of her lungs and brains and told her family that she was in her last stage.  

Samantha passed away on 12th March 2002, at Sacramento, California, USA, at the age of 49. Her body was buried at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Sacramento, California.   


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