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

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Questioner), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, a hiking cook. His mother’s family, originally called “Fraga”, was completely Portuguese, while his father was predominantly of English descent. Tom grew up in a “broken” family. After his parents divorced, he moved a lot and lived with a number of stepfamilies. No problems, no alcoholism – just a confused childhood. He has no acting experience in college and attributes the fact that he could not be cast in a college play with the actual beginning of his career. He went downtown and auditioned for a play, was invited to Cleveland by the director of that play, and that’s where his acting career began.

Full Name Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Nickname(s) Tom Hankies, America’s Dad
Profession(s) Actor, Filmmaker
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 183 cm
in meters– 1.83 m
in feet inches– 6’
Eye Color Moss Green
Hair Color Grey
Personal Life
Date of Birth July 9, 1956
Age (as in 2019) 63 Years
Birthplace Concord, California, U.S.A.
Zodiac sign Cancer
Nationality American
Hometown Concord, California, U.S.A.
School Skyline High School, Oakland, California.
College/University California State University, Sacramento
Educational Qualification Majors in Drama
Debut Film: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)
TV: Bosom Buddies (1980)
Religion Greek Orthodox
Ethnicity Mixed (Portugese and American)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Political Inclination The Democratic Party of U.S.A [1]
Hobbies Reading, Collecting Vintage Typewriters
Awards, Honors, Achievements Academy Awards:

• 1994: Best Actor (Philadelphia)
• 1995: Best Actor (Forrest Gump)

Golden Globe Awards:

• 1989: Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Big)
• 1994: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Philadelphia)
• 1995: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Forrest Gump)
• 2001: Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama (Cast Away)

Other Awards:

• 2014: Kennedy Center Honors Medallion
• 2016: Presidential Medal of Freedom

Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date April 30, 1988
Wife/Spouse Samantha Lewes (1978-1987) Actress

Rita Wilson (1988-Present) Actress

Children Sons– Chet Hanks, Colin Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks
Daughter– Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Parents Father– Amos Mefford Hanks

Mother– Janet Marylyn Frager

Siblings Brothers– Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks

Sister– Sandra Hanks

Favorite Things
Food Gyro, Japanese Cuisines
Color(s) Red, Blue
Movie(s) The Godfather, Elephant, Looper, Fargo
Book In Cold Blood
Sports Baseball, Football
Baseball Club Cleaveland Indians
NFL Team Oakland Raiders
Style Quotient
Cars Collection Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Chevy Tahoe, Toyota Prius
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $350 Million (as per 2018)

Interesting Facts About Tom Hanks

  • Does Tom Hanks smoke ?: Yes
  • Does Tom Hanks drink alcohol ?: Yes
  • He was only 4 years old when his parents divorced. Jim was raised by his mother, while Tom, Larry and Sandra were raised by his father.
  • His family moved a lot in his childhood, but eventually settled in Oakland.
  • He emigrated to California State University in Sacramento after enrolling at Chabot College in Hayward, California to pursue acting.
  • In 1977 he received an internship offer in Lakewood, Ohio from the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival. He finished his studies and accepted the offer.
  • In 1978 he won the Best Actor Award for his performance as “Proteus” in Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” in the Cleveland Critics Circle.
  • In 1979 he moved to New York with the dream of performing at the Broadway Theater.
  • He made his on-screen debut with a low-budget horror film; He knows that you are alone.
  • In 1982 he appeared on the TV show Happy Days. Ron Howard, his co-star on the TV show, was impressed by him and offered to play a supporting role in the comic book Splash. The film was a huge success and Tom stepped into the spotlight.
  • In 1988, he played the role of a 13-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 35-year-old man in the film “Big”. The film was a huge success and its performance was praised by everyone.
  • In 1993 he made his career breakthrough with the film Philadelphia. He won the Oscar for the film’s best actor.

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