Thomas Jeffrey Hanks aka Tom Hanks (came into this world on 9th July 1956 in Concord, California, the United States) is an American actor and filmmaker. In fact, he is the fifth-highest grossing actor in North America and also one of the most popular and recognizable film stars.
Tom Hanks: Early Life; Age, Parents, Ethnicity
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks aka Tom Hanks came into this world on 9th July 1956 in Concord, California, the United States to his parents, Amos Mefford Hanks and Janet Marylyn Frager. Similarly, his father worked as an itinerant cook. Likewise, his mother served as a hospital worker. As siblings, he grew up with his brothers, Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks and a sister, Sandra Hanks.
As of 2020, he is 63 years old and belongs to the birth sign, Cancer. By nationality, he is an American and his ethnicity is White. Talking about his education, he attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California. After that, he joined Chabot College in Hayward, California and transferred to California State University.
Tom Hanks, Journey from Zero to Hero
- Firstly, Hanks debuted from the movie He Knows You’re Alone as Elliot in 1980.
- In the same year, he debuted with the TV series called The Love Boat as Rick Martin.
- Similarly, he has made his breakthrough with Splash (1984), Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), etc.
- Likewise, Jeffrey has made his appearances in Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Sully (2016), A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), Toy Story (voice), etc.
- Besides, as a director, he collaborated with director Steven Spielberg on films like Saving Private Ryan (1998), Band of Brothers (2001), Catch me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017).
- Furthermore, his upcoming movies include Greyhound, BIOS, News of the World and Elvis.
Who is Mrs. Tom Hanks? Past Affair, Children
Regarding his love life, he exchanged vows with American actress Samantha Lewes in 1978. The couple welcomed their son, actor Colin Hanks in 1977 and daughter Elizabeth Hanks in 1982. Tom and Mrs. Hanks divorced in 1987.
After that, Thomas met American actress, Rita Wilson on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1981 and they reunited on the set of Volunteers in 1985. They married in 1988 gave birth to two sons: Chester Marlon “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore.
Are Hanks and his wife a victim of COVID-19 aka Coronavirus?
Hanks announced that he and his wife, Rita Wilson tested positive for the coronavirus while in Australia. Furthermore, he added, they “will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requirements.” On 13th March 2020, Tom posted a photo of him and his wife with an update on their recovery.
Recently, Hanks posted a photo of a toy Kangaroo and vegemite on the bread on his Instagram saying, “Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx”. Moreover, people were commenting on the amount of vegemite he applied on his bread slice, meaning he is now a true Australian.
One of the comments went like “The way Tom Hanks eats Vegemite (look how THICK it is!!!) means he’s now officially Australian, that’s how citizenship works here.” According to the sources, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been released from a Queensland Hospital in Australia and are now in self-quarantine at their home.
Tom Hanks: Accolades and Achievements
- Best Actor 1994, 1995
Emmy Awards (Primetime):
- Outstanding Limited Series 1998, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2015
- 2002 Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Television Movie or Special
- Outstanding Television Movie 2012
Golden Globe Awards:
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy 1989
- 1994, 1995, 2001 Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards:
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture 1995
- 1996 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (Saturn Awards)
- Best Actor 1988
American Film Institute:
- TV Program of the Year 1998
- Life Achievement Award 2002
American Comedy Awards:
- Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) 1989, 1995
- Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 1993
Chicago Film Critics Association:
- Best Actor 1994, 2000
- Best Actor 1999
- Best Performance 1994
Online Film Critics Society:
- Best Actor 2000
People’s Choice Awards:
- Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture 1995, 1996
- 1996, 1999, 2001 Favorite Motion Picture Actor
- Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Drama 2001
- 2004 Favorite All-Time Entertainer 2004
- Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor 2017
Producers Guild of America:
- Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television 2011, 2013
- Lifetime Achievement Award in Television 2011
Has Tom Hanks Been in Rumors and Controversy?
However, there is no rumor and controversy regarding his life.
How much is Tom Hanks’s Earnings & Worth in 2020?
The American actor and filmmaker, Thomas makes money from his appearances on movies, TV series, and shows. According to the sources, Tom Hanks achieves an estimated net worth of over $350 million as of 2020. However, the information about his salary is under review.
Body Physique; Height, Weight & Social Media Tom Hanks
The American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks stands at the height of 6 feet and weighs 80 kg. Likewise, Tom holds 7.9 million followers on Instagram, 16.3 million followers on Twitter, and 7 million followers on Facebook.
Facts of Tom Hanks
|Full Name:||Tom Hanks|
|Birth Date:||September 7, 1956|
|Profession:||American actor and filmmaker|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches (1.83m)|
|Net Worth||$350 million|
|Birth Place||Concord, California|
|Education||California State University|
|Father||Amos Mefford Hanks|
|Mother||Janet Marylyn Frager|
|Siblings||Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks and Sandra Hanks|
|Kids||Colin Hanks, Elizabeth Hanks, Chester Marlon “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore|
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