Tom Hanks

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United States

Tom Hanks Bio

Who is Tom Hanks

Thomas Hanks is an American actor as well as filmmaker. He is famous for his roles in big, Apollo, You’ve Got Mail, Forrest Grump, Philadelphia, Cast Away, Saving Mr. Banks, The Da Vinci Code, Saving Private Ryan, captain Phillips etc.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born to Janet Marylyn and Amos Mefford. In 1960 his parents got divorced. He was educated at Skyline High School. He then attended Chabot College and studied theater there. Two years later he was transferred to California State University.

Interesting Facts

His net worth is of $350 million. He used to be a bellhop. He debuted in a film He Knows You’re Alone in 1980. He used to be shy in his early days. According to him his favorite movie is 2001 : A Space Odyssey.

Personal Life

He got married to American actress Samantha Lewes. The couple got divorced in 1987. They have a son and daughter together. He then got married to Rita Wilson in 1988. They have two sons named Chester Marlon Hanks and Truman Theodore.


In 1995 and 1994 he won Academy Award for Best Actor. He also won Screen Actors Guild Award in 1995. In 1989 he won Golden Globe Award. In 2014 he was honored with Kennedy Center Honors. In 2013 he won Producers Guild of America Award.


There was once rumor that Rita is not getting a $400 million divorce from husband Tom.