Tom Hanks Biography, Age, Career, Net Worth, Movies, Family, Wife, Children’s, Awards, Instagram, Latest News, and More

Thomas Hanks was born on July 9, 1956, is an American actor and filmmaker. One of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, he is considered an American cultural icon for his comedic and dramatic roles. Hanks’ films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America.

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Actor Tom Hanks believes that he could keep appearing in new movies after he dies thanks to the power of artificial intelligence.

Personal Life & Family

Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956, to hospital worker Janet Marylyn (née Frager) and itinerant cook Amos “Bud” Hanks. His mother was from a Portuguese family; their surname was originally “Fraga”. His father had English ancestry, and through his line, Hanks is a distant cousin of President Abraham Lincoln and children’s host Fred Rogers, whom he played. His parents divorced in 1960.

Wife & Children’s

Hanks married American actress Samantha Lewes (1952-2002) in 1978. They had a son, actor Colin (b. 1977) and a daughter, Elizabeth (b. 1982). Hanks and Lewes divorced in 1987. Lewes died of bone cancer in 2002 at the age of 49.

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In 1981, Hanks met actress Rita Wilson on the set of the television comedy Bosom Buddies (1980-1982). They met again in 1985 in the series Volunteers. nWilson is of Greek-Bulgarian descent and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Before Hanks married her, he converted to her faith. Hanks and Wilson married in 1988 and have two sons. The elder Chet released a rap song in 2011 and had recurring roles on Empire and Shameless. Their younger son Truman was born in 1995. Hanks lives with his family in Los Angeles, California and Ketchum, Idaho.

Tom Hanks Movies

  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

(Drama, War)

  1. Forrest Gump (1994)

(Comedy, Romance, Drama)

  1. The Green Mile (1999)

(Mystery, Fantasy, Drama, Crime)

  1. Cast Away (2000)

(Adventure, Romance, Drama)

  1. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

(Drama, Crime, Biography)

  1. Apollo 13 (1995)

(Adventure, Drama, History)

  1. Captain Phillips (2013)

(Thriller, Biography, Drama)

  1. Philadelphia (1993)


  1. Sully (2016)

(Drama, Biography)

  1. Bridge of Spies (2015)

(History, Drama, Thriller)


Hanks made his film debut in the low-budget slasher He Knows You’re Alone in 1979 and landed a starring role in Mazes and Monsters in 1980.

Hanks climbed back to the top again with his portrayal of a washed-up baseball legend turned manager in A League of Their Own (1992).

Hanks re-enacted Woody in Toy Story 3 after he, Tim Allen, and John Ratzenberger were invited to a movie theater to watch a complete story reel.

In 2011, he starred in the romantic comedy Larry Crowne opposite Julia Roberts. Only 35% of the 175 Rotten Tomatoes reviews gave the movie a high rating.

In March 2015, Hanks appeared in Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” music video, lip-syncing most of the song’s lyrics as he went about his daily routine. The next film he starred in was the Steven Spielberg-directed historical drama Bridge of Spies, in which he portrayed lawyer James B. Donovan, who negotiated for the release of pilot Francis Gary Powers by the Soviet Union in exchange for KGB spy Rudolf Abel.

tom hanks career

On April 11, 2020, Hanks made his first television appearance since his COVID-19 diagnosis by hosting Saturday Night Live. Hanks delivered an opening monologue via his house, but did not appear in any of the sketches.

On March 2, 2022, Connor Ratliff appeared as a guest on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he revealed that Hanks would at last be interviewed for the season three finale of Ratliff’s podcast Dead Eyes. The conversation between Hanks and Ratliff took place 22 years after Ratliff was about to begin filming an episode of Band of Brothers, when he was subsequently fired, allegedly because Hanks believed Ratliff had “dead eyes”. The 90-minute interview was hailed as a momentous achievement in podcasting, a “rare show that gives you a perfect conclusion”, “surprisingly funny and empathetic”, and an event Paul Scheer called “thrilling”.

In Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann in 2022, Hanks played Tom Parker, Elvis Presley’s sole manager. Shooting commenced in the beginning of 2020 in Queensland, Australia. The film was released in June 2022.

In February 2022, it was announced that Hanks will star in the feature adaptation of Here, a graphic novel by Richard McGuire, directed by Robert Zemeckis.


Hanks’ career as an actor and producer has earned him several award nominations. Hank received six Academy Award nominations, including two consecutive wins for Best Actor in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump in 1993 and 1994. Hanks also received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy in 2013. Hanks also received 12 Primetime Emmy nominations for his television work, including 7 wins for his production work on various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Band of Brothers (2002), John Adams (2008).  The Pacific (2010), Game Change (2012) and Olive Kitteridge (2015).


2002: AFI Life Achievement Award

2006: Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award

2014: Kennedy Center Honors Medallion

2016: Presidential Medal of Freedom

2016: French Legion of Honor, at the rank of Chevalier (Knight), for his presentation of World War II and support of World War II veterans, along with Tom Brokaw, retired NBC anchor, and Gordon H. Mueller, president and co-founder of the National WWII Museum, New Orleans.

2019: Honorary citizen of Greece.

2020: Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award

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Net Worth 2023

Тоm Наnkѕ net worth is approximated to be around $410 million. Tom earns his living by being an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer based in North America. He gained the limelight for being the 3rd highest-grossing actor globally.

Tom has earned $100 million per film all over these years in Hollywood and hence is the hіghеѕt-раіd асtоr. According to various sources, as of 2023, his annual income is $35 million. The primary source of his income comes from his acting profession, promotions, and brand collaborations.


 Name: Tom Hanks
Real Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Gender: Male
Age: 66 years old
Birth Date: 9 July 1956
Birth Place: Concord, California, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.83 m
Weight: 82 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Rita Wilson (m. 1988), Samantha Lewes (m. 1978–1987)
Children: Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks
Profession: American actor and filmmaker
Net Worth in 2023: $410 million
Last Updated: 2023
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