Thursday, June 1, 2023

Meet Tom Hanks Children: Truman Hanks, Chet Hanks, Colin Hanks & Elizabeth Ann Hanks. June 2023

Who are Tom Hanks children? How many children does Tom Hanks have? How many children does he have with his wife, Rita Wilson?

In this write up, we will be introducing you to all the children of actor Tom Hanks.

Award winning actor and filmmaker, Thomas “Tom” Jeffrey Hanks is one of the most renowned actors in the world. His career which began in 1977 has seen him star in several successful movies that have grossed over $9.96 billion worldwide.

But how is his family life like? How many children does he have? Has he been a good father or role model to his children?

Meet Tom Hanks Children: Truman Hanks, Chet Hanks, Colin Hanks & Elizabeth Ann Hanks

Renowned American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks is a father of four from his two marriages. He share two children with his first wife, Samantha Lewes and the other two with his second wife, Rita Wilson.

Below is the list of his four children in order of birth:

1. Colin Hanks, born on November 24, 1977 to Hanks and his first wife, Samantha Lewes.

2. Elizabeth Ann Hanks, born on May 17, 1982 to Hanks and Samantha Lewes.

3. Chet Hanks, born on August 4, 1990 to Hanks and Rita Wilson.

4. Truman Hanks, born on December 26, 1995 to Hanks and Rita Wilson.

Tom Hanks children
Tom Hanks with his wife, Rita Wilson in the middle, flanked by son, Colin Hanks and his wife Samantha Bryant.

As children born to celebrity parents, the pressure of growing up in the eyes of the public has always been there. Interestingly, they have all decided to pursue careers in the entertainment industry either as a singer, actor, or producer.

Who Is Colin Hanks? 

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor born on November 24, 1977 to actor, Tom Hanks and actress Samantha Lewes. He is the first child of Tom Hanks and his first wife, Samantha Lewes.

He had three younger siblings after him which included two half brothers from his father’s second marriage to actress Rita Wilson. For some reasons, Hanks dropped out of Loyola Marymount University before he could complete his course.

As the first child of actor Tom Hanks, Colin also developed interest in acting, following the steps of his parents. He then kicked off his acting career in 1996 thereabouts and by 1999 landed a starring role in science-fiction series “Roswell” as Alex Whitman.

Since then, he has starred or appeared in several other television series such as Life in Pieces (2015-2019), Fargo (2014-2015), Dexter (2011), Drunk History (2015-2019), etc. His films also include Vacation (2015), Lucky (2011), No Stranger Than Love (2015), Elvis & Nixon (2016), etc.

He has been married to Samantha Bryant since May 8, 2010 and have been blessed with two daughters born in 2011 and 2013.

Who Is Chet Hanks? 

Chester “Chet” Marlon Hanks is an American actor and musician born on August 4, 1990 in Los Angeles, California. He is the third child of Tom Hanks but his first with Rita Wilson.

Like his father, mother and brother, Chet Hanks is also an actor and a musician as well. He made his acting debut in 2007 in “Bratz” as Dexter and followed it up with roles in “Greyhound” (2020), “Fantastic Four” (2015), “Project X” (2012), “Larry Crowne” (2011), etc.

He has also appeared in a number of TV series such as Empire (2018-2019), Your Honor (2020-2021), Shameless (2016-2018), etc.

Hanks has proven to be a multi talented man as he decided to venture into music in 2011 while in college at Northwestern University. He released his first rap song “White and Purple” which is actually s remix of “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa.

Hanks has since formed a duo with Drew Arthur and have released songsike “Harley”, ” Ticket Out My Head”, “Models”, “NowhereLand” and an EP titled Ocean Park.

He is a father of one, a daughter named Michaiah Hanks, born in April 2016 to him and his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Miles.

Who Is Elizabeth Ann Hanks? 

Elisabeth Ann Hanks is an American actress and producer born on May 17, 1982 to actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, Samantha Lewes. Elizabeth is the second child of the actor and younger sister of actor Colin Hanks.

She has two younger half brothers, Chet and Truman Hanks.

Liz is known for roles in films like Forrest Gump (1994), Anchoraged (2015), That Thing You Do! (1996), etc.

Who Is Truman Hanks 

Truman Hanks is an American actor and the youngest child of actor, Tom Hanks. He was born on December 26, 1995 to Hanks and his second wife, Rita Wilson.

Truman has three elder siblings; one full sibling named Chet Hanks and two half siblings, Elizabeth Ann Hanks and Colin Hanks.

He has made appearances in films like Wrath of Man (2021), Black Widow (2021), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), etc.

Tom Hanks children

How Many Biological Children Does Tom Hanks Have With Rita Wilson? 

Hanks and Rita Wilson two sons together. Their names are Chester “Chet” Hanks born in 1990 and Truman Hanks born in 1995.

Aside these two, he also has two children, Colin and Elizabeth Hanks from his previous marriage to actress Samantha Lewes.

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