Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.

Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks

Early Life

Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California, the son of Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother was of Portuguese descent , while his father had English ancestry.


Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and transferred to California State University, Sacramento, two years later.


He is known for his various comedic and dramatic film roles, including Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), You’ve Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and The Da Vinci Code (2006), as well as for his voice work in the animated films The Polar Express (2004) and the Toy Story series.


Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.5 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices and more than $9.0 billion worldwide, making him the third highest-grossing actor in North America.


Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. He won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People’s Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump.

In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor and, in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor.

Married Life

Hanks was married to American actress Samantha Lewes from 1978 until they divorced in 1987. Together, the couple had two children: son Colin Hanks and daughter Elizabeth Hanks.In 1988, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson, with whom he costarred in the film Volunteers. They have two sons.

Age, Height & Measurements

Tom Hanks Age 62 years. Tom Hanks's height 6 feet 0 inches (183 cm), weight 171 lbs (78 kg). Body measurements 40 - 34 - 16 and Zodiac Sign Cancer.
Tom Hanks Bio
Famous AsTom Hanks
ProfessionActor, Film Maker
Age62 years
BirthdayJuly 9th, 1956
Birth PlaceConcord, California, USA
Birth SignCancer
Height6 feet 0 inches (183 cm)
Weight171 lbs (78 kg)
Body Measurements40 - 34 - 16
Net Worth$390 million
SalaryNot Available
Birth/Full NameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
Nick NameTom
Birth CountryUnited States
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Body BuildHourglass
Eye ColorMoss Green
Hair ColorHair Color
Shoe Size11 (US)
Dress SizeUpdate Soon
FatherAmos Mefford Hanks (Itinerant Cook)
MotherJanet Marylyn (Frager; Hospital Worker)
BrotherLarry Hanks (Older Brother; Entomology Professor at the University of Illinois) and Jim Hanks (Younger Brother; Actor and Filmmaker)
SisterSandra Hanks (Older Sister; Writer)
SonColin Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks and Chet Hanks
DaughterElizabeth Ann Hanks
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRita Wilson (1985 – Present)
Dating/Affairs Withmantha Lewes (1975 – 1987),Rita Wilson (1985 – Present)
SchoolSkyline High School
College/UniversityChabot CollegeCalifornia State University


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