Tom Hanks Biography | Wikipedia
Tom Hanks is a well-known American actor and filmmaker. He is famous 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.
He made his breakthrough with leading roles in a series of comedy films that received positive media attention, such as Splash in 1984, Bachelor Party in 1984, Big in 1988, and A League of Their Own in 1992.
He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia in 1993 and the title character in Forrest Gump in 1994. He also collaborated with film director Steven Speilberg on five films; Saving Private Ryan in 1998, and Catch Me if You can in 2002.
Tom Hanks Age | Birthday
Tom was born to his parents on July 9th, 1956 in Concord, California, in the United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of July every year. He is 65 years old as of 2021.
Tom Hanks Body Measurements | Height | Weight
Tom is a man of average stature. He stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches approximately 183 centimeters. He also manages to maintain an average body weight of 79 kilograms approximately 174 pounds.
His shoe size is 11 US. More details concerning his other body measurements are currently under review. We will keep you updated once the information has been confirmed.
Tom Hanks Education
Tom attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California. He also studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years. 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. The internship stretched into a three-year experience that covered most aspects of theater production, including highlighting, set design, and stage management, prompting him to drop out of college.
He won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his 1978 performance as Proteus in Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Veron, one of the few times he played a villain.
Tom Hanks Family | Parents | Sibling
Tom was born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks to his father, Amos Mefford Hanks, and his mother Janet Marylyn. His father was an itinerant cook while his mother was a hospital worker. Her mother was of Portuguese descent while her father has English ancestry.
Nevertheless, his parents divorced in 1960. He was brought up alongside his siblings, Sandra Hanks Benoiton a writer, Larry an entomology professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Jim who also became an actor and filmmaker.
In his childhood, Hanks’s family moved often; by the age of 10, he had lived in 10 different houses.
Tom Hanks Marriage | Wife | Rita Wilson | Children | Son
Tom married Samantha Lewes in 1978 and divorced her in 1987. The two have two children together, Colin Lewes and Elizabeth Ann. Later on, he married her second wife, Rita Wilson in 1988.
The couple has two children, Chester Marlon and Truman Theodore. Tom defined himself as a Bible-toting evangelical and after his marriage to Rita, he converted to Greek Orthodox and His Nationality American.
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- 2002: AFI Life Achievement Award
- 2006: Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award
- 2014: Kennedy Center Honors Medallion
- 2016: Presidential Medal of Freedom
- 2016: French Legion of Honor, for his presentation of World War II and support of World War II veterans, along with Tom Brokaw, retired NBC anchor, and Gordon H. Mueller, president and co-founder of the National WWII Museum, New Orleans.
- 2019: Honorary citizen of Greece.
- 2020: Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award
Tom Hanks Net Worth
Tom actor and filmmaker. He is famous 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. He has managed to accumulate a decent fortune from his career. He has an estimated net worth of around $4 million.
Tom Hanks Nationality | Ethnicity
Tom holds American-Greece nationality and citizenship. He is of white ethnicity and heritage born and brought up in Concord, California, in the United States of America.