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Tom Hanks facts: Actor’s age, net worth, wife, children, parents and siblings revealed

Tom Hanks an American actor, director, writer, producer and and one of the highest-paid all-time box office stars.

Hanks is Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon.

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films which received positive media attention, such as Splash (1984), The Money Pit (1986), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1992).

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How old is Tom Hanks?

Tom Hanks is 67 years old as of 2023. He was born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956, to hospital worker Janet Marylyn (née Frager) and itinerant cook Amos “Bud” Hanks.

His mother was from a Portuguese family; their surname was originally “Fraga”. His father had English ancestry, and through his line, Hanks is a distant cousin of President Abraham Lincoln and children’s host Fred Rogers, whom he played.

His parents divorced in 1960. Their three oldest children, Sandra , Larry, and Tom, went with their father, while the youngest, Jim remained with their mother in Red Bluff, California.

In his childhood, Hanks’ family moved often; by the age of 10, he had lived in 10 different houses.

While Hanks’ family religious history was Catholic and Mormon, one journalist characterized Hanks’ teenage self as being a “Bible-toting evangelical” for several years.

In school, he was unpopular with students and teachers alike, later telling Rolling Stone magazine, “I was a geek, a spaz. I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy.

At the same time, I was the guy who’d yell out funny captions during filmstrips. But I didn’t get into trouble. I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible.”

Hanks acted in school plays, including South Pacific, while attending Skyline High School in Oakland, California.

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

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During his years studying theater, Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. At Dowling’s suggestion, Hanks became an intern at the festival.

His internship stretched into a three-year experience that covered most aspects of theater production, including lighting, set design, and stage management, prompting Hanks to drop out of college.

During the same time, Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his 1978 performance as Proteus in Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, one of the few times he played a villain. In 2010, Time magazine named Hanks one of the “Top 10 College Dropouts.”

Tom Hanks gained major recognition in 1988 for his role in the hit movie Big. From that point on he made a career of defying genre constraints.

What is Tom Hanks net worth?

Tom Hanks is an American actor, director, writer and producer who has a net worth of $400 million.

Tom Hanks is by far one of the most famous, highest-regarded, and best-paid actors in Hollywood. In total, Hanks’ domestic lifetime box office gross is more than $4.9 billion.

As of this writing, his world total box office gross is approximately $9.96 billion. He is also the number-one, most consistent box office money making star in the world.

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Who is Tom Hanks wife?

Tom Hanks’ wife is Rita Wilson, an American actress, singer, and producer. They have been married since April 30, 1988.

They are one of the longest-lasting couples in Hollywood and have overcome many challenges, such as Rita’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2015 and their COVID-19 infection in 2020.

They met on the set of the sitcom Bosom Buddies in 1981, but did not start dating until 1986, after Hanks divorced his first wife, Samantha Lewes.

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Who are Tom Hanks children?

While many see Tom Hanks as America’s dad, the actor has four children of his own.

He welcomed his first child, son Colin, 45, with his first wife Samantha Lewes in 1977.

Five years later, Hanks’ second child and only daughter, Elizabeth Ann, 41, was born.

After Hanks and Lewes divorced in 1987, he went on to marry actress Rita Wilson, and the couple had two more children: sons Chet, 33, and Truman, 27.

Who are Tom Hanks parents?

Tom Hanks’ parents were Amos Mefford Hanks and Janet Marylyn Frager. Amos was a cook and restaurant manager who had English ancestry.

Janet was a hospital worker who had Portuguese ancestry. They got married in 1950 .

Who are Tom Hanks siblings?

Tom Hanks has three siblings: a sister Sandra Hanks and two brothers , Jim Hanks and Larry Hanks.


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