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Tom Hanks Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 29, 2020

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Short Biography

Tom Hanks was born on 09-07-1956 in Concord in the state of California, United States. He is an American Film Actor, Comedian, Film Director, Television Actor, Voice Artist, Screenwriter & Film Producer who best known for his work in Hollywood industry.

Tom Hanks Complete Bio & Career

Tom Hanks was born and raised in Concord, California. His parents divorced when he was 5 years old, and he was raised, along with his older brother and sister, by his father, a chef named Amos. The family moved frequently, finally settling in Oakland, California, where Hanks attended high school.After graduating in 1974, Hanks attended junior college in Hayward, California. He decided to pursue acting after reading and watching a performance of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh and transferred into the theater program at California State University in Sacramento. By 1980, Hanks had dropped out of college, and after his third season with the Great Lakes festival, he moved to New York City. Many rounds of auditions later, he landed a small part in the 1980 slasher film He Knows You're Alone. That same year he was spotted by a talent scout for ABC and was cast in the television sitcom Bosom Buddies. He did recurring roles in the popular show Happy Days. 
Ron Howard, co-star of Happy Days and now working as a director, remembered Hanks and had him read for a supporting part in a movie. That supporting role eventually went to John Candy, and Hanks instead landed the lead role in Howard's Splash (1984) as a man who falls in love with a mermaid, played by Daryl Hannah. The movie became a surprise hit, and Hanks was suddenly a recognizable face. A string of panned films followed, most notably Bachelor Party, The Man With One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit and Dragnet. In 1988, Hanks was finally cast in a star-making role in director Penny Marshall's Big, playing a 13-year-old boy transplanted overnight into the body of a 35-year-old man. His performance charmed both critics and audiences, and earned him his first Academy Award nomination for best actor. In 1995, Hanks starred in another blockbuster, Apollo 13, a Howard film based on the abortive lunar landing mission of the Apollo 13 spacecraft in 1970. He soared to the top of the holiday box office in late 1999 as he reprised his role as the voice of Woody, the cowboy at the center of 1995's animated film Toy Story. Toy Story 2, also featuring the voice of Tim Allen, surpassed all expectations at the box office, grossing a record-breaking $80.8 million when it opened over Thanksgiving weekend. He also starred in The Green Mile during this time, which shot to No. 2 at the box office, behind Toy Story 2, in its opening weekend. The film was set in a Depression-era prison and adapted from a story by Stephen King.
In 2009, Hanks starred in Angels and Demons, the sequel to Da Vinci. He went on to perform voiceover work for the acclaimed TV miniseries The Pacific and Toy Story 3, before starring in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Cloud Atlas. After a monumental screen career, Hanks made his Broadway debut in the 2013 production of Lucky Guy. He impressed enough to garner a Tony Award nomination for best performance by a lead actor, but lost out to Tracy Letts of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His latest release include  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood which released in 2019. In 2020, he got infected with Covid Corono Virus but came out of it.

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Tom Hanks Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Amos Mefford Hanks and Janet Marylyn. He has a sister named Sandra Hanks and 2 brothers named Larry Hanks and Jim Hanks. He was married to American actress Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1985. Together the couple had a son named Colin Lewes and a daughter named Elizabeth Ann. He then married actress Rita Wilson on 30-04-1988. The couple together has 2 sons named Chester Marlon and Truman Theodore.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Green
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Concord, California
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School Skyline High School, Oakland
College Chabot College, Hayward
California State University, Long Beach
Qualification College Dropout
Hobbies Driving
Marital Status Married
Debut Film - He Knows You're Alone (1980)
TV - The Love Boat (1980)
Best Movies Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), Cloud Atlas (2012), and Toy Story 4 (2019) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth $350 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Toyota Prius, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Toyota Rav4 EV among others


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Sport Baseball
Favorite Singer Elvis Presley
Favorite Food Greek Gyros

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Tom Hanks

  • He was offered a role in the Tom Cruise movie Jerry Maguire but he denied.
  • He is a huge supporter of the baseball team Cleveland Indians.
  • After 14 years of their divorce, his first wife Samantha Lewes passed away.
  • He is suffering from diabetes mellitus type 2.
  • At a young age, he wanted to become an astronaut. He is a supporter of NASA’s program.

Tom Hanks Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

68 years, 0month, 8 days old age Tom Hanks will turn 69 on 09 July, 2025. Only 11 months, 21 days, 7 hours,44 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Tom Hanks has celebrated the total number of 68 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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