Samantha Lewes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Feb, 2019
Facts of Samantha Lewes
Date of Birth: 1952 , November-29
Age: 66 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 known for her appearances in the movies such as Bosom Buddies (1980) and Mr. Success(1984). People also attracted 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. Her cause of death was bone cancer.     

Early Life And Career Of Samantha Lewes

Samantha Lewes was born Susan Jane Dillingham on November 29, 1952, in San Diego, California, under the birth sign Sagittarius. She belonged to American nationality.

Lewes 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 did not have any other other movies or series to her credit. 

Samantha Lewes’s Net Worth, Salary, And Earnings 

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. 

Moreover, her ex-husband Tom Hanks is one of the famous Hollywood stars and has an estimated net worth of $350 million, as of 2018.      

From his various works, the legendary actor collected a straggling amount of $45 million, in 2010. In the same year, he went on to spend $26 million on buying the spectacular mansion in the Pacific Palisades in California. In 2006 and 07, the actor earned around $74 million respectively. 

Hanks was also paid $40 million as a salary from the movie Saving Private Ryan. In the year 1994, he also earned $70 million from the blockbuster and evergreen movie Forrest Gump. He also 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 the well-known names in the Hollywood industry. Colin has an estimated net worth of around $15 million as per celebrity net worth. 

Samantha Lewes’ Personal Life, Relationship, Husband, Marriage 

Samantha married to the Hollywood star, Tom Hanks, in 1978, January 24. 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 marriage.  

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

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 her husband.

Their son Colin is also one of the prominent faces in the field of acting. The actor has played a number of major roles in Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, and among others. 

Their daughter Elizabeth is also an actress. 

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Her son Colin Hanks is an actor, director, and producer, known for starring in the movies such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, and The Great Buck Howard. Her daughter is also an actress, known for the movies such as Forrest Gump, That Thing You Do!, and Anchoraged.

After being together for more than nine years, the duo decided to separate, and divorced in 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

Hanks oldest son had a minor role as a student in a 2008 American action-adventure film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and also released a rap song. 

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

After the divorce, 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. 

On 12th March 2002, she died at Sacramento, California, USA, due to bone cancer. Her body was buried in Sacramento, California.    

Samantha Lewes' Body Measurement

  • Samantha Lewes; height: she has perfect height and body measurement. 
  • Hair Color: Red 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Birth Name: Susan Jane Dillingham
  • Nationality: American 
  • Ethnicity: White