Tom Hanks is a renowned American actor, producer, writer, and director, who is widely recognized for his versatile acting skills and his contribution to the entertainment industry. He was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, to Amos Mefford Hanks, a cook, and Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker.
Hanks grew up in various locations, as his family frequently moved due to his father’s job. He attended high school in Oakland, California, and later enrolled at Chabot College in Hayward, California. After a year, he transferred to California State University in Sacramento, where he studied theater and film.
Hanks started his acting career in the late 1970s, appearing in low-budget films and television shows. He got his big break in 1980, with a starring role in the television show “Bosom Buddies,” which earned him critical acclaim. In 1984, he made his film debut in the romantic comedy “Splash,” which was a huge commercial success.
Aside from his acting career, Hanks has also worked as a producer and director. He has produced several successful movies, including “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002), and “Mamma Mia!” (2008). He has also directed and produced several episodes of the television miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001), which was critically acclaimed.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Hanks is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He has worked with several charities, including the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
Hanks has been married twice. He was married to Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987, and they had two children together. In 1988, he married actress Rita Wilson, and they have two children together.
Tom Hanks is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation. His versatility and talent have earned him critical acclaim and numerous awards, and his contribution to the entertainment industry has been significant.
September 2021, Tom Hanks’ net worth was estimated to be around $400 million, making him one of the richest actors in Hollywood.
Hanks owns several properties, including a mansion in Pacific Palisades, California, which he bought in 1991 for $2.95 million. The property features a tennis court, swimming pool, and a guesthouse. He also owns a home in Ketchum, Idaho, which he purchased in the early 1990s. This property includes a main house, guesthouse, and a caretaker’s cottage, and sits on over 10 acres of land.
In 2016, Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson purchased a home in the upscale neighborhood of Trousdale Estates in Beverly Hills for $26 million. The property features a main house, a separate guest house, and a tennis court.
Hanks is also an avid car collector and has a collection that includes vintage cars, including a 1960s Volkswagen Beetle, a 1980s Fiat 126, and a 1996 Ford Taurus.
Popular Movies of Tom Hanks
Over the years, Hanks has appeared in several successful movies, including “Big” (1988), “A League of Their Own” (1992), “Philadelphia” (1993), “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Apollo 13” (1995), “Saving Private Ryan” (1998), “The Green Mile” (1999), and “Cast Away” (2000). He has won numerous awards for his acting, including two Academy Awards for Best Actor, for his performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump.”
Here is the list
- Forrest Gump (1994)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Cast Away (2000)
- The Green Mile (1999)
- Toy Story (1995)
- Apollo 13 (1995)
- A League of Their Own (1992)
- Catch Me If You Can (2002)
- The Terminal (2004)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Philadelphia (1993)
- Sully (2016)
- Road to Perdition (2002)
- You’ve Got Mail (1998)
- Captain Phillips (2013)
- Turner & Hooch (1989)
- Big (1988)
- The Da Vinci Code (2006)
- Bridge of Spies (2015)
- Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)