Quick facts
Birth date 9 Jul, 1956
Age 63 yrs
Occupations Film actor
Film director
Film producer
Voice actor
Character actor
Television actor
Television director
Television producer
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Concord
Residence Los Angeles
Education California State University, Sacramento
Chabot College
Skyline High School
Gender Male
Description American actor and producer
Spouse Samantha Lewes[1978-1987]
Rita Wilson[ M. 1988]

Tom Hanks is a well known actor across the globe. He hails from the country of the United States of America. Apart from being an actor Tom Hanks is also an accomplished filmmaker.

Personal Life

Tom Hanks was born on the 9th of July, 1956 in the city of Concord located in California, having graduated from Chabot College and the California State University.

Tom Hanks has been married twice, first to Samantha Lewes, it was with her that he has two children, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks. Post the divorce Tom Hanks got married to Rita Wilson. The couple together have two sons.


Tom Hanks is particularly known for his performances in dramatic and comedic films such as Big (which released in 1988), Splash (which released in 1984), Turner & Hooch (which released in 1989), Sleepless in Seattle (which released in 1993), A League of Their Own (which released in 1992), Apollo 13 (which released in 1995), The Green Mile (which released in 1999), You’ve Got Mail (which released in 1998), Cast Away (which released in 2000), and Road To Perdition (which released in 2002).

Later in the current decade Tom Hanks is credited with films such as Captain Phillips (which released in 2013), Cloud Atlas (2012), Saving Mr. Banks (which released in 2013), Sully (which released in 2016). Apart from this, Tom Hanks has also appeared in the Hon Howard directed film series based on Dan Brown’s novels, where Hanks portrays the role of Robert Langdon, these films include The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno.

Tom Hanks’ impressive work portfolio extends to animated films as well, where he lends his voice to the character of Sheriff Woody, who is part of the Toy Story movie series. Tom Hanks’ collaboration with director Steven Spielberg is also an impressive one, with five such films being made by the duo, those include Saving Private Ryan (which was released in 1998), Catch Me If You Can (which was released in 2002), The Terminal (which was released in 2004), Bridge of Spies (which was released in 2015), The Post (which was released in 2017).

Tom Hanks has won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Actor multiple times, first for his role in Philadelphia (which was released in the year 1993) and then again for his 1994 release, Forrest Gump. This feat helped Tom Hanks become the second actor in history to have won the Academy Award for two consecutive years, the other actor being Spencer Tracy.

Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020

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