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Samantha Lewes Bio, Wiki, Career, Early Life, Family, Death and more


Tom Hanks is the ex-husband of Samantha and she is a well-known actress, her relation with her ex-husband is also known to her fans as the details of her relationship is known by her fans. Though she has not done many movies and has not appeared in many projects that were being telecast, she managed to leave a remarkable impression on the hearts of her fans.

Who is Samantha Lewes and the details about Samantha Lewes Biography will be discussed in this article. You will get to know everything about her.

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Short Info about Samantha Lewes

Full NameSamantha Lewes 
Date of Birth29th November 1952 
BirthplaceSan Diego. 
Dead 12-Mar-02
ParentsJohn Raymond Dillingham, Harriet Hall Dillingham
Marital StatusMarried
Husband NameTom Hanks (m. 1978–1987)
ChildrenColin Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Weight55 kgs
Eye colourDark Brown
Hair colorBrown

Samantha Lewes Wiki

Who is Samantha Lewes? Samantha Lewes was born on 29th November 1952 in San Diego. She is a resident of California, USA. Initially, she was known as Susan Jane Dillingham. She is an American star and is popular by her stage name Samantha Lewes. She had a specialization in the theatre but she had also appeared twice on the big screen and has also done acting beside Tom Hanks.

There are not many happenings in the life of Samantha as it is the case with other American Actors. Though she was not a screen star, she was being featured in a lot of movies along with Tom Hanks.

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Samantha Lewes Career

In 1978, a TV series named Grange Hill used to air and Samantha used to work in that series. That was most probably the first show she starred in. In 1980, she then appeared in a TV serial Bosom Buddies. Tom Hanks was also featured in the movie who was the husband of Samantha at that time. Samantha Lewes actress career was not a big hit though she managed to gain publicity. She was also starred in a movie Mr Success and her actress career was stopped after some movies and gradually she stopped working in movies. 

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Samantha Lewes Married Life

Samantha and Tom met at a university where they both used to study together. Samantha used to like Tom and his different approach towards life. He used to study at the Faculty of Dramatic Art and used to play in the Spectacle “The Cherry Orchard”. Later Samantha convinced Tom to move to London so that he can showcase his talent at a place that is full of opportunities.


Tom agreed to Samantha and they both started living together after leaving university. After having children, responsibilities on Tom Hanks increased and at that time he was not so famous so he decides to back off from the role he is currently playing in the family. Samantha Lewes cause of death was her cancer. 

Samantha Lewes Cancer

The couple got divorced and the reason for their separation was not revealed to the fans. Samantha raised her children and she devoted her time in that. She was succumbed by the reports of her bone cancer and was shattered to see the positive.

Samantha Lewes death took place on March 12, 2002. She passed away when she was only 49 years of age and her two children Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks are wonderful actors in the industry. Though they are not so famous but are doing a great job.

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