Tom Hanks Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Aug, 2021
Facts of Tom Hanks
Date of Birth: 1956 , July-9
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Tom Hanks
Birth Name Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Nick Name Tom
Father Amos Mefford Hanks
Mother Janet Marylyn Frager
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Concord, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $400 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG N/A
Famous for Actor, filmmaker
Married Yes
Married to Rita Wilson (m. 1988), Samantha Lewes (m. 1978)
Children Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks
Divorce Samantha Lewes (m. 1987)
Education Chabot College
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor 1995
Movies Forrest Gump 1994
Siblings Jim Hanks
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Tom Hanks is a legendary actor best known for winning an Academy Awards for Best Actor for his performances in Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994).

He announced in March 2020 that he and his wife Rita Wilson, who he married in 1988, were diagnosed with coronavirus.

Born in Concord, California

Tom Hanks was born as Thomas Jeffery “Tom” Hanks on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, the United States.

His father was Amos Mefford Hanks, who was a cook and his mother was Janet Marylyn Frager. His parents officially got a divorce in 1960 after which he stayed with his mother.

He was raised with three siblings; two brothers Larry Hanks and Jim Hanks, and a sister Sandra Hanks.

Tom became a part of Skyline High School located in Oakland and later he studied theater within Chabot College. But he did not stay for a long time in Hayward therefore he came to California State University and later transferred his education over there during the very time. During the time while he was studying theatre he met Vincent Dowling and became good friends.

Acting Career

This American actor and filmmaker is successful within this industry from the very long stage of time stared from 1978 and within today his success in the films like Splash of the year 1994, Apollo 13, of the year 1995, and Cast Away of the year 2000 has reached a high success within the market across.

Currently, Tom is living in Los Angeles and he is awarded and nominated with various achievements.

His professional career then began while he moved across New York City in the year 1979 and he made his first entry within the movie during the very time as well. Even tom brilliant performance made him to act in one of the lead role within Bomsom Buddies which he dictates the best work he has ever done.

Tom is a very responsible father of his 4 children and his love stories are often popular among the public even he is also very open towards it.

Married Rita Wilson After Samantha Lewes Divorce

Tom for the very first time got married in 1978 and the name of his affair turned spouse is Samantha Lewes whom he was spending his happiest moment but this was limited for a few years which ended with the statement of divorce in 1987. The former couple shares two children, son Colin Hanks and daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks.

He later got married to his girlfriend Rita Wilson in 1988 after years of dating. The couple shares two children, sons Chet Hanks and Truman Hanks together.

Test Positive For Coronavirus

Tom Hanks shared an Instagram post on March 11, 2020, to share with his fans that he and his wife Rita Wilson were diagnosed with coronavirus.

The couple was in Australia when they found about this. Hanks was filming an untitled Elvis Presley film in the country.

Whopping Net Worth of $400 Million

Tom Hanks has a whopping net worth of $400 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth website.

As for his salary, according to the Men's Wealth website, he earns $31 million per year.

Hanks and his wife have two luxurious houses in Pacific Palisades for a combined cost of about $17.5 million. One home is worth $9.25 million and another is worth $8.75 million.