Tom Hanks BioGraphy

Oscar-winning American actor, producer, director, screenwriter. The star of the cult films Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, Rogue, Larry Crown, Catch Me If You Can, Terminal, etc. He was born in Concord, California, to Amos Hanks and Janet’s nurse Marilyn Frager. The boy’s parents divorced in 1960. The eldest three children, including Tom, lived with their father. He then married again to a woman who had five babies of her own. He early discovered acting ability and began performing in school plays, studied for several years in college at the department of theater arts, and in 1979 went to New York to start a career in film.

Tom Hanks BioGraphy

Tom’s first film work was the low-budget bloody horror film He Knows You Are Alone. After that, Hanks got his own agent, and the following year he got one of the main roles in the pilot of the series Bosom Buddies on the ABC channel. In the show, Hanks and his partner Peter Scolari play young guys dressing up as women to stay in an inexpensive ladies-only hotel. The series’ ratings were low, but critics appreciated it. And most importantly, the talented performance of Hanks attracted the interest of director Ron Howard to the young actor, who invited him to star in his film Splash, about the love of a mermaid and a simple guy.

Turning Point

Even in the most brilliant career, there are unlucky periods, and the films in which Hanks starred in the next few years (“Suburb”, “Joe against the Volcano,” etc.), one after another failed at the box office. The only exception was the successful Turner and Hooch comedy. But closer to the mid-90s for Hanks came true cinema heyday.The start of a stellar period was marked by the films Sleepless in Seattle with Meg Ryan and Philadelphia with Denzel Washington. In the hugely popular Sleepless in Seattle, Hanks plays a widower with a child who finds love through a radio program, and in Philadelphia, a gay lawyer with AIDS who is suing his own firm for discrimination. To look organic in the role of a seriously ill person, Tom had to lose more than 15 kilograms.

The torment was not in vain – for this role he received his first Oscar. And ahead of him was probably the most famous role – in the film “Forrest Gump” directed by Robert Zemeckis (top-250 best films).For the role of Forrest Gump, the actor received an Oscar, becoming one of two actors at that time who received this award for a couple of years in a row. From that point on, Tom adhered to the “hit every year” rule. In 1998, the movie “Saving Private Ryan” was released, in which he plays Captain John Miller. This picture is considered one of the best war films in the history of cinema. Steven Spielberg received an Oscar for him for directing, and Hanks himself received a nomination for this award as best actor.In the same year, he met again on set with partner in “Sleepless in Seattle” Meg Ryan. Together they starred in the romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail, a remake of the 1940 film A Little Shop Around the Corner about the love of a man and a woman, rivals in business.In 1999, Hanks played the role of a death row guard in the screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Green Mile.

The film was stalker-based and was included in the TOA-250 of the best films of cinema. In 2000 – Tom was seen in the title role in the successful film “Outcast” by Robert Zemeckis, which tells about an employee of a courier company who, as a result of a plane crash, ends up on a desert island. For this work, Hanks received a Golden Globe and another Oscar nomination.

Real Name Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Other Name
Age 65  year old
Date Of Birth July 9, 1956
  • American
  • Greek
Religion Christianity
Gender Male
Birth Place Concord, California, United State
  • Actor
  • Filmmaker
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Year Active 1977–present
Father Name Amos Mefford Hanks
Mother Name Janet Marylyn Frager
Sister Name Sandra Hanks
Brother Name
  • Jim Hanks
  • Larry Hanks
Children  Name
  • Chet Hanks
  • Colin Hanks
  • Elizabeth Ann Hanks
  • Truman Hanks
Wife Name Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
School Name Skyline High School
College Name Chabot College
Qualification Graduate
Physical Status
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Height 6ft 0 or 182.9 cm
Weight 181 lb
Body Type Fit
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Dark Brown
Biceps Size Approx 18 inches
Waist size Approx 36 inches
Bust size Approx 36 inches
Body Color White
Relationship Status
Married Status Married
Any Affair No
Ex- Wife Name Samantha Lewes (m. 1978; div. 1987)​
Wife Name Rita Wilson (m. 1988)

Net Worth

  • His net worth around four hundred million dollar.

Personal Life

At 22, Tom married actress Samantha Lewis. In the marriage they had two children, a son Colin and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann. After nine years of family life, the actors dispersed.A year after the divorce, in 1988, Hanks became the husband of Rita Wilson (“Moonlight Detective Agency”, “Easy Difficulties”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “My Big Greek Wedding”). They met on the set of episodes of the show “Bosom Friends”, but their relationship grew into a more serious one a few years later, when they were working on the tape “Volunteers”. The creative tandem had two sons: Chester and Truman.

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Early Career

At first, Hanks was supposed to play the brother of the protagonist, but after the first tests, the director changed his mind and gave him the main role. Splash has grossed over $ 69 million at the box office. From that moment on, Hanks’ career began to take off. In the 1988 film Big, Hanks played a 12-year-old boy who suddenly turned into a 30-year-old man. Now the actor began to be spoken of as one of the most promising young talents in Hollywood. The success of him was strengthened by the timely comedy “Bachelor Party” and the family melodrama “Nothing in common”.

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