Tom Hanks Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch
Full Name Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Profession Actor, Filmmaker
Nationality American
Age 65 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth July 9, 1956
Birthplace Concord, California, United States
Religion Christian as teen but later converted to Greek Orthodox (after marrying Rita Wilson)
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born on July 9, 1956) in Concord, California, U.S. He is an American actor and director.


Hanks is best known for his skills in both comedic and dramatic roles. He is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars universal and is an American cultural icon. Hanks’s films have earned more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion globally. He is the fourth-highest-earning actor in North America.

Hanks has won two Academy Awards out of six nominations and seven Primetime Emmy Awards. As a producer, he has won accolades for his work in various television movies and series. It includes From the Earth to the Moon (1998, TV series), and Band of Brothers (2001).

In 2013, he received nominations for Tony Award for Best Actor for his performance in Lucky Guy, a play by Nora Ephron. In 2002, he has received the AFI Life Achievement Award. He has also received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film in 2004. In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor. He has also received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. Also, the French Legion of Honor. In 2020, he won the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award.

He has also given voice to the fictional character Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series (1995–2019).

Tom Hanks Education

Qualification Dropout
School Skyline High School in Oakland
College Chabot College in Hayward
Later moved to California State University

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Tom Hanks Career

Profession: Actor, Filmmaker

Known For: Comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch


  • Film: He Knows You’re Alone (1980)
  • TV Show: The Love Boat

Net Worth: $350 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Amos Mefford Hanks

Mother: Janet Marylyn

Brother(s): Larry Hanks, Jim Hanks

Sister(s): Sandra Hanks

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Rita Wilson (1985–Present)

Children: 4

Son(s): Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks

Daughter(s): Elizabeth Ann Hanks

Dating History:

  • Samantha Lewes

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Favorite Food: Greek Gyros

Favorite Color: Green

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