Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker, writer, and producer most popular for his roles as Andrew Beckett in the 1993 drama movie Philadelphia, Forrest Gump in the 1994 epic parody show romance film of a similar name, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 docudrama film Apollo 13, Captain John H. Mill operator in the 1998 epic war film Saving Private Ryan, Professor Robert Langdon in the 2006 secret film The Da Vinci Code and its 2009 continuation Angels and Demons and for voicing Woody in the Toy Story set of three.
Tom Hanks is known for the two his comedic and sensational jobs, Hanks is one of the most mainstream and unmistakable film stars around the world, and is generally viewed as an American social symbol.
Real Name: Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks
Birthday: July 9, 1956
Birth Place: Concord, California, U.S.
Religion : Christianity
Profession : Actor, Filmmaker
Parents : Janet Marylyn (Mother), Amos Mefford Hanks (Father)
Spouse : Samantha Lewes (1978-1987), Rita Wilson (1988-Present)
Children : Colin Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Chet Hanks, Truman Hanks
Net Worth : $400 million
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California on July 9, 1956 to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a medical clinic specialist, and Amos Mefford Hanks, a vagrant cook. His mom’s family, initially surnamed “Fraga”, was totally Portuguese, while his dad was of generally English heritage. Tom experienced childhood in what he has called a “cracked” family.
He moved around a lot after his folks’ separation, living with a progression of step-families. No issues, no liquor addiction – only a befuddled youth. He has no acting involvement with the school and credits the way that he was unable to get casted in a school play with really beginning his profession.
He went downtown, and tried out for a local theater play, was welcomed by the chief of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career began.
Hanks made his professional acting debut in front of an audience playing Grumio, in the Great Lakes Theater creation of The Taming of the Shrew (1977). In 1979, Hanks moved to New York City, where he made his film debut in the low-spending slasher film He Knows You’re Alone (1980) and handled a lead role in the TV film Mazes and Monsters.
The expansive achievement of the dream satire Big (1988) built up Hanks as a significant Hollywood actor both as a film industry star and inside the business as an entertainer. For his acting performance in the film, Hanks earned his first assignment for the Academy Award for Best Actor
Hanks made his leap forward with driving jobs in the comedies Splash (1984) and Big (1988). He won two back to back Academy Awards for Best Actor for featuring as a gay legal counselor experiencing AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and a youngster with beneath normal IQ in Forrest Gump (1994)
Hanks teamed up with movie chief Steven Spielberg on five movies: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), just as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which propelled him as an executive, maker, and screenwriter.
Hanks’ other ongoing eminent movies incorporate Cloud Atlas (2012) and the true to life shows Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019).
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Height : (6 ft 0 in)
Weight : 80 kg
Shoe size: 11 (US)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Eye Colour : Blue
Hair Colour : Brown
Hanks’ honors include two Academy Awards. He has got the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2004. In 2014, he got a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, he got a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor.
Hanks was married to American actress Samantha Lewes in 1978. They had one child, entertainer Colin Hanks (born in 1977), and one little girl, Elizabeth Hanks (born in 1982). Hanks and Samantha Lewes separated in 1987.
In 1981, Hanks met actress Rita Wilson on the sets of TV satire Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). They were brought together in 1985 on the sets of Volunteers. Wilson is of Greek and Bulgarian ethinicity and an individual from the Greek Orthodox Church. Before wedding her, Hanks changed over to her faith.
Hanks and Wilson wedded in 1988 and have two children. The most seasoned, Chester Marlon “Chet” Hanks, had a minor job as an understudy in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and released a rap song in 2011. Their most youthful children Truman Theodore was born in 1995. Hanks lives with his family in Los Angeles, California and Ketchum, Idaho.
On March 12, 2020, Hanks reported that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 in the midst of the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic while shooting Elvis in Queensland, Australia.
They were admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital for care. Hanks was assuming the job of Colonel Tom Parker in the movie coordinated by Baz Luhrmann.
Australian medical specialists expressed that Hanks and Wilson, alongside the family of the five have different coronavirus cases affirmed that day, had “gotten the sickness outside Australia and made a trip to Queensland with the infection”.
On March 16, Hanks and his wife were discharged from the clinic. On March 27, Hanks and his wife came back to Los Angeles following their self-isolation.