Quick Facts of Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
- Full NameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
- Date of Birth1956 /07 /09
- NicknameTom Hanks
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceConcord, California
- ProfessionActor, filmmaker
- Active Year1977–present
- Eye colourBlue
- Hair colourBrown
- SpouseSamantha Lewes (m. 1978; div. 1987), Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
- Height6 feet
- Weight78 Kgs
- EducationCalifornia State University
- Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Net Worth$390 million
Short Description of Tom Hanks:
Tom Hanks is an actor and Filmmaker from the United States of America. The back to back Academy Awards winning legendary actor Tom is known for his roles in the films such as Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13.
Hank is also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom of the then president of Barack Obama, in the year 2016. In the same year, Tom was honored with the French Legion of Honor.
Hanks belongs to the American nationality of the mixed ethical background. Hanks celebrates his birthday on 9th of July every year. His Zodiac sign is Cancer.
Tom Hanks’ Early Life and Education:
Recalling his early life, Tom Hanks was born on 9 July 1956, in Concord, California, the USA as Thomas Jeffrey Hanks to the parents, Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, a traveling cook. He grew up with his four siblings, and his mother died in the year 2016.
Regarding his education, Hanks joined Skyline High School in Oakland, California and went to Chabot College in Hayward, California. He dropped out the California State University to take his acting classes.
Tom Hanks’ Career:
In the year 1978, Hanks appeared in the Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona and won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor. After that, Tom made his film debut with the film He Knows You’re Alone and appeared in the series Mazes and Monsters.
After that, he appeared in That Thing You Do!, From the Earth to the Moon, and Band of Brothers. Some of his films are Catch Me If You Can, Bridge of Spies, Philadelphia, and Forrest Gump. Tom has received a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a People’s Choice Award, and Academy Award for his roles in Forrest Gump.
Similarly, for Philadelphia, Tom is awarded a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor. In the year 2016, Hanks has received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Currently, Tom is busy with the science fiction drama The Circle along with Emma Watson.
Tom Hanks’ Personal Life: Married, Wife, Children
Tom Hanks is a married man and he has married twice in his life. Firstly, he married actress Samantha Lewes on 24 January 1978. They divorced in 1987 and Samantha died in 2002.
The former couple encountered through their profession. Later, they dated for several years before marrying. Hanks welcomed his first child, a son Colin Hanks with Lewes in 1977 a year before their marriage. In 1982, he welcomed his second child, a daughter- Elizabeth Ann Hanks with her.
However, then he cheated his wife for another actress Rita Wilson. As a result, the couple divorced in 1987. Following year, he married Rita Wilson. The duo is still together as of 2018. They also share two sons together; Chet Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks. Hanks’ first wife died of bone cancer in 2002. His eldest son Colin Hanks is also a popular actor in Hollywood.
With his second wife, actress Rita Wilson, Hanks has two sons. They tied the knot on 30 April 1988. They are together for 29 years. Hanks has a straight sexual orientation.
Tom Hanks’ Statistics
Tom Hanks has an average body with a height of 6 feet and a weight of 78 Kg. Hanks has Brown hair and Blue eyes color.
Tom Hanks’ Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be $350 million. He is one of the top 10 highest paid actors in Hollywood. Hanks is also active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.