Apart from being one of the greatest actors alive, Tom Hanks is also a screenwriter, director, and producer. The 3rd highest-grossing actor earns almost $100 million per film. Let’s learn more about him.
On 9th July 1956, in Concord, California, Amos Mefford and Janet Marylyn welcomed their son, Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, into this world. He attended Chabot College, and later on California State University. Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Award for Best Actor while he was still a student. In the period between 1978 and 1987, he was married to Samantha Lewes. The couple shares two children. Hanks is now married to Rita Wilson, and they have two sons.
In 1979 Hanks started his acting career. His first role was in the movie He Knows You’re Alone (1980). He starred in numerous movies, including Splash (1984), Big (1988), A League Of Their Own (1992), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Green Mile (1999), and many more.
He produced My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Among his latest works in filmography, there are Captain Phillips (2013), Bridge of Spies (2015), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016), The Circle (2017), and others.
Awards And Achievements
Tom Hanks received numerous awards so far, including 2 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 8 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 36 nominations.
He also received a Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from Space Foundation, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, Kennedy Center Honors Medallion in 2014, and French Legion of Honor in 2016.
Tom Hanks’ net worth is estimated at up to $350 million. Since he is still an active actor, it is expected that his net worth increases.