One aspect that cannot be disputed is that the field of television and film has always had a large audience that, throughout the world, is accustomed to consuming its contents on a regular basis. This is what explains why professionals dedicated to this field can enjoy high levels of popularity at an international level. One of the most prominent names in this regard is Tom Hanks. Born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California, he is an American actor and film director who has established himself as one of the best-known faces in the Hollywood universe.
It is precisely because of the relevance of his career as an actor and the awards he has received that, over the years, we have been able to know a lot of information about his professional life. However, what we know about his personal and family life is not so much. For this reason, from The Look we give you all the information you need to know who his family is, how many children he has and whose mother is each one.
This is Tom Hanks
Before we get into more intimate aspects of his life and talk about them, it is important that we review his early years. He is the son of Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook, and Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker. His parents' marriage gave him his two older siblings, Sandra and Larry, and his younger brother, Jim, but they decided to divorce in 1960.
For his part, his younger brother would also become, some time later, an actor and film director. It was his father, with whom he stayed after the divorce, who encouraged Tom to pursue his dream of becoming a professional actor. Thus, he began working in the theater and several years later decided to take a further leap in his career.
Tom Hanks' successful acting career
This was how he made his first contact with television, when he was part of the comedy series 'Bosom Buddies', which was a nod to the film 'With skirts and crazy' by Billy Wilder. Throughout these years, he also appeared in other series such as 'Happy Days', 'Vacation at Sea', 'Taxi' or 'Family Ties' and it was from this moment when he began to see that his career as an actor began to take off.
In the same way, he also made the leap to the big screen. Specifically, the film '1, 2, 3.... Splash' helped him become one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood. Likewise, he has also been part of other important film titles such as 'Captain Phillips', 'Lucky Guy' or 'Greyhound'.
Regarding the recognitions received, throughout his important career he has been nominated for the Oscar as best actor, for his role in 'Big', he was winner of the Academy Award and has also been related to the Golden Globes and the BAFTA award, among some others.
Tom Hanks' children
Returning to more concrete and personal aspects of his life, specifically regarding his family, Hanks has four children. The first was Colin, born in 1977, the fruit of his relationship with actress Samantha Lewes, with whom he also had daughter Elizabeth.
After them came the last two, Chester Marlon and Truman Theodor, both by actress Rita Wilson. It is clear that the memory of the actor will live on in time thanks to his extensive offspring.