Tom Hanks aka Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American-Greek actor as well filmmaker. He is well known for his both comedic and dramatic roles. Hanks is a popular and recognizable film star and also regarded as an American cultural icon.
In 2016, Hanks was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the same year the star honored with the French Legion of Honor.
Hollywood Star Tom Hanks And His Partner Infected By Coronavirus?
Oscar-winning actor Tom and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia in March. Soon after they tested positive the couples were isolated in a Queensland hospital.
Before admitted to the hospital, the actress fever had gone up to nearly 102 degrees. She also lost her sense of tests and smell. While Hanks had somebody aches only.
After the two weeks of isolation, the loving pair was able to return their home in Los Angeles.
Married life of Tom Hanks
The 64-year-old actor married twice in his life. First, he tied the knot with Samatha Lewses on 24 January 1987. Before getting married the former pair dated each other for several years and in 1977 they welcomed their first child a son Colin Hanks.
Some years later the duo became father and mother of the second kid, a daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks in 1982. Though Tom became the father of two children he cheated on his wife for another actress, Rita Wilson, as a result, the pair got divorced in 1987.
After divorced from his former wife, Hanks began his new relationship. Soon after their relationship began Rita and Tom shared the wedding vows on 30 April 1988 in Los Angeles, California. It’s been 31 years that couple have been together and their love seems to grow passing days.
Once Toy Story 4 star Tom told Oprah in 2001 that the success of their marriage was a matter of timing, maturity, and willingness to have an intimate connection.
How Many Children Tom and Rita have?
The loving pair shared two children together. Rita and Hanks became the parents of their first son Chester “Chet” Marlon Hanks on 4 August 1990.
After five years, their happiness became double as Rita gave birth to their child kid a son, Truman Theodore Hanks on December 26, 1995.
As of now, their children are grown up. Tom’s two children Colin and Chet followed his footstep where Truman and Elizabeth haven’t shown much interest in the entertainment industry.
Colin had a leading role in the TV series Roswell and also appeared on the big screen including King Kong and The Good Guys.
How Rich is Tom Hanks?
The Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has worked in several movies from where he earns a good paycheck. As per Celebrity Net Worth, Hanks’s net worth is $400 million which makes him in the top 20 richest actors in the world. He earned $40 Million for Saving Private Ryan in 1998 and in 1994 he earned $70 Million for Forrest Gump.
Likewise, in 2010, the stars received $45 Million and placed third on Forbes list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
From his successful career, Hanks received the Oscar for Best Actor two years for 1994’s Philadelphia and 1995’s Forrest Gump. Similarly, he also won the Golden Globes for his work in those movies and received several Emmy and SAG awards too.
Born on 9 July 1956 in Concord California, Tom Hanks is the son of Janet Maryln, a hospital worker and Amos Mefford Hanks, a traveling cook. His mother was of Portuguese descent and his father had English ancestry. Tom has three siblings; Sandra Hanks ( a writer), Larry Hanks( a professor) and Jim (an actor and film maker).
When Tom was 4 years old his parents separated. After the divorce of his parents, Tom lived with his father where his other siblings lived with their mother. As his family moved often so by the age of 10 the actor used to live in 10 different houses.
Regarding his education, Hanks went to Skyline High School in Oakland, California. There he acted in school plays including South Pacific. In addition, the star studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California. After two years, he transferred to California State University, Sacramento.
Tom Hanks: Quick Facts
- He sold Peanuts and Popcorn as a team.
- There is an Asteroid Name after him.
- He and Bruce Springsteen were friends since childhood.
- He was the youngest actor to win the Highest Honor from AFI.