Elizabeth Hanks is a well-known editor and writer, she hails from the country of the United States of America. As it can be derived from her popular surname, she is indeed the daughter of the immensely popular actor, Tom Hanks. Elizabeth Hanks has been raised in the atmosphere of film sets and actors and due to this very reason, her parents, both of whom are actors themselves, inspired Elizabeth Hanks to join the industry. Presently, Elizabeth Hanks is a writer and has achieved quite significant success in the industry with her work.

Personal Life

Elizabeth Hanks was born on May 17th, in the year 1982, she was born as Elizabeth Anne Hanks in the city of Los Angeles, in the state of California, in the country of the United States of America, thereby making her an American citizen by birth.

Elizabeth Hanks’ parents are famous actors themselves, her father, Tom Hanks, is an Academy Award winning actor who has unparalleled fame across the globe, with his films grossing billions of dollars in box office gross till date. Elizabeth Hanks’ mother is the actress, Samantha Lewes. Samantha is the ex-wife of actor Tom Hanks and Elizabeth was the second child of the couple together.

Elizabeth Hanks’ parents, Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes separated when she was a toddler, it was in the year of 1984 that they lived apart from each other and later a divorce was finalized in the year 1987. Soon, a young Elizabeth was raised by her father Tom Hanks and his new wife, Rita Wilson, who eventually became Elizabeth Hanks’ stepmom. Elizabeth Hanks’ closeness to Tom Hanks can be attributed to this fact. Elizabeth Hanks, along with her father and step mother lived in the city of Los Angeles and Sacramento, both of which are located in the state of California.

Elizabeth Hanks has earned her diploma from the well-known and prestigious Archer School for Girls, which is known to be a private and very expensive college which is located in the city of Los Angeles itself. Later, Elizabeth Hanks shifted to the New York City and enrolled herself at the Vassar College, only to graduate from there with her BA in the field of English Literature and Language in the year 2004.

Later, she went on to spend a year in the country of Scotland, it was here that she was a student at the University of St. Andrews and further studied literature as part of her curriculum. Apart from English, Elizabeth Hanks is also fluent in Spanish.


Elizabeth Hanks is a well-known writer and editor in certain circles in New York City and Los Angeles. She has worked with various newspapers and magazines who are critically acclaimed from their published work. She has also starred in a few film roles in Hollywood and also appeared in cameos for numerous short films and stage productions. Her most popular role was the one she portrayed in the 1994 film, Forrest Gump, which also had her father in the titular role.

Last Modified: 10 Jun, 2018

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