Tom Hanks, born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American filmmaker, actor and writer. Hank is known for both his dramatic and comedic roles.
His most recent projects include an appearance as Elvis Presley’s manager, Col. Tom Parker, in a biopic of Presley named , ‘’Elvis’’.
Hanks also starred in ‘’A Man Called Otto’’, where he played the role of a retired man grieving the loss of his dead wife. The movie hit the theatres in December 2022.
Hanks has starred in Asteroid City, an American comedy-drama, released in June 2023. He plays the role of Stanley Zak.
Age | How old Is Hanks?
Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California. He is 67 years old years old as of 2023.
Tom Hanks Parents
He was born to Amos ‘’Bud’’ an itinerant cook and Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker. His father had English ancestry while his mother was from a Portuguese family. Although his parents divorced in 1960.
Siblings | Sandra Hanks | Larry | Jim
Hank has three siblings: Sandra Hanks, a writer, Larry an entomology professor and Jim an actor and filmmaker.
He has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2023.
He owns properties in Greece, the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
He is 6 feet tall(1.83m).
Hanks studied at Skyline High School in Oakland California. Later he went to Hayward, California where he studied theater at Chabot College. Tom later transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years.
Marriage | Tom Hanks Wife | Rita Hanks
Hanks married American actress Samantha Lewes in 1978 and together they had two kids: a son Colin ( actor) and a daughter Elizabeth. Hanks and Samantha later divorced in 1987.
In 1988 Hank married actress Rita Wilson, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Before marrying her, Tom converted to her faith. Together they have two sons: Chet a rapper and Truman who was born in 1995.
Hanks lives with his family in Los Angeles, California
Type 2 Diabetes
In October 2013, Tom said he has Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a form of diabetes mellitus that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance and relative lack of insulin.
Tom Hanks Religion
Tom and his wife Rita Hanks are both devout Christians. This has helped their family to stick together even during hard times. For example, when Rita underwent Mastectomy, after being diagnosed with breast cancer and their son Chet battled substance abuse.
At the same time Tom had Type-2 diabetes. Despite all they were going through, Tom and Rita relied on their faith for hope and strength.
Tom Hanks considers his relationship with God a very private subject when it comes to his beliefs about God. Thus he attends church regularly and is deeply religious.
On March 24 2022, CBS News reported that he had recently officiated a wedding in Pittsburg. He is an ordained minister.
In May 2023, Tom Hanks published his debut novel ‘The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece. He has written a collection of short stories inspired by his typewriter collection, Uncommon Type, which was published in 2017.
Tom Hanks Charity Works | Environmentalist
Hanks is a staunch environmentalist and has served as the brand ambassador for UNICEF, ONE Campaign and The Rainforest Foundation. Tom has also campaigned for the Hidden Heroes Campaign of Elizabeth Dole Foundation.
Additionally he has invested in electric vehicles and owns aToyota RAV4 EV.