Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

  1. Actor

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July 9, 1956
United States
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In the Beginning

He is a man that needs no introduction, but for those uninformed, Tom Hanks was born July 9, 1956, to Janet Marylyn and Amos Mefford Hanks. His brothers and sisters all became noteworthy individuals, his sister becoming a writer, and the youngest becoming both an actor and filmmaker. The family was split up when Hanks's parents divorced in 1960 with his sister Sandra, brother Larry, and himself going with their father. His teen years were painful, as he recalled, even stating: "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." when he gave an interview to the rolling stone magazine. His father, Amos, remarried in 1965 to Frances Wong. During his high school years, Hanks would act in several school plays, and upon graduating, he would study theater at Chabot College in Hayward. He then transferred to California State University. Hanks admittedly spent a lot of time at the theater watching various plays including Brecht, Tennessee Williams, Isben, etc. The years wore on, of course, and Hanks spent the vast majority of his time studying theater. He met Vincent Dowling, the head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland Ohio who suggested Hanks actually become an intern there. He accepted the offer and from this three-year experience, he learned almost everything he needed to know about theater production. Once he had learned everything he believed he needed to know about theater, he dropped out of college and went into the field full time. After dropping out of college, or rather around the same time, Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, having filled the role of Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, a play by William Shakespeare himself. This is notable one of the few times that Hanks played a villain.

Career Accomplishments

Tom Hanks has appeared in a great number of films since his early days, some of which have been the recipient of several awards. The Green Mile, for example, was an adaptation of a Stephen King novel and has been highly regarded. Some of his most notable movies include:

  • Big
  • Philadelphia
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Green Mile
  • Cast Away
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Captain Philips
  • Saving Mr. Banks
  • The Polar Express
  • Toy Story

Over the course of his career, Hanks has been nominated for several different awards. For his role in Philadelphia, he won a Golden Globe award as well as an Academy Award for Best Actor in Philadelphia. Additionally, he won several awards for his hit movie Forrest Gump. Some of his other movies included Catch Me if you Can, Saving Private Ryan, The Terminal, and Bridge of spies. Hanks saw his directorial debut in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. Hanks is considered to be one of the highest-grossing actors in the industry having grossed $8.4 billion worldwide, setting and breaking several records. Hanks has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. He won a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia, as well as a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump. In 2004, he received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Most Known For

Tom Hanks holds the rank of second-highest all-time box office star right after Samuel L. Jackson. 17 films with his involvement have grossed more than $100 million, the highest-grossing being Toy Story 3 from 2010. Just when it seems Tom Hanks couldn’t rise any higher, he reaches for space. One of the most interesting things about Tom Hanks is that there is an asteroid named after him, 12818 Tom Hanks. In addition to that, he is a strong supporter of NASA’s manned space program. He has expressed that he originally wanted to be an astronaut, but the math was simply beyond him. Hanks has been involved in several film projects involving space travel including an HBO miniseries called ‘From the Earth to the Moon. Additionally, he provided voice-over work for the show Passport to the Universe at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York.

Where Is He Now?

Hanks is still acting and maintains an active social media presence for his fans.

Tom Hanks Net Worth

Net Worth
Net Worth in 2021 $400 Million
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Tom Hanks Profile

Basic Info
Full Real Name Tom Hanks
Date of Birth
July 9, 1956
Age 65
Birthday 9-Jul
Yers of Birth 1956
Nick Name N/A
Family Name Hanks
Birth Place Concord, CA
Residence N/A
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Country United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity N/A
Religion Catholic and Mormon

Initiating his second marriage, Hanks married actress Rita Wilson in 1988 and they currently have two sons together.

Personal Life
Marital Status Married
Partner Rita Wilson
Spouse Samantha Lewes (1978-1987), Rita Wilson (1988)
No Of Children 4
Son(s) Chet Hanks, Colin Hanks, Truman Hanks
Daughter(s) Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Physical Stats
Height (in feets) 6 Feet
Height (in meters) 1.83 m
Weight (in kgs) 86 KG
Weight (in lbs) 190 lbs
Bust Waist Hip N/A
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Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Moss Green
Shoe Size 11 US
Tatoo N/A
Father Amos Mefford Hanks
Mother Janet Marylyn Frager
Brother(s) Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks
Sister(s) Sandra Hanks
Garndfather N/A
Grandmother N/A
Sun Sign Cancer
Star Sign Cancer
Birth Sign Duality Passive
Birth Sign Modality Cardinal Water
Highest Qulification N/A
University California State University Sacramento
College Chabot College
High School Skyline High School (Oakland, California)
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