Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his various comedic and dramatic film roles, including Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle is the much-beloved star of such Hollywood hits as ‘Splash,’ ‘Big,’ ‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘Apollo 13,’ ‘Toy Story’ and many more.
Tom Hanks Born in Concord, California on July 9, 1956, Tom Hanks began acting with the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in 1977 and moved to New York. He starred in Henry and Kip on television, but became much more familiar when he starred in Ron Howard’s Splash film. He has continued to star in many popular and acclaimed critics, including Big, Forrest Gump and Cast Away, and is now undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most powerful and respected actors.
Hanks’s parents divorced when he was 5 years old, and he was raised, along with his older brother and sister, by his father, a chef named Amos. The family moved frequently, finally settling in Oakland, California, where Hanks attended high school.
After graduating in 1974, Hanks attended junior college in Hayward, California. He decided to pursue acting after reading and watching a performance of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh (1946), and transferred into the theater program at California State University in Sacramento.
In 1993, Hanks emerged with two huge hits: Sleepless in Seattle, a romantic comedy written by Nora Ephron that rematched him with his Joe Versus the Volcano co-star Meg Ryan; and Philadelphia, co-starring Denzel Washington. In the latter film, Hanks played a lawyer fired from his high-paying firm because he has AIDS, delivering a courageous performance that earned him an Academy Award for best actor.
In 2002, Hanks produced the surprise hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding, starring Nia Vardalos. His next producing projects included the Imax space documentary Magnificent Desolation (2005) and Evan Almighty(2007). In 2004, the actor starred in Joel and Ethan Coen’s remake of the classic 1955 comedy Ladykillers. He later teamed again with Spielberg for the drama The Terminal (2004), and starred in the family film The Polar Express (2004).
Hanks met his first wife, actress and producer Samantha Lewes , while he was in college. They were married in 1978 and had two children, Colin and Elizabeth, before divorcing in 1987.
In 1988, he married actress Rita Wilson, with whom he co-starred in Volunteers. Hanks and Wilson have two children, Chester and Truman.
Hanks recently revealed that he has been facing a health challenge. He admitted in October 2013 that he has Type 2 Diabetes.
Some of the famous movies of Tom’s are-
Forrest Gump 1994
Saving private ryan 1998
Catch me if you can 2002
The Terminal 2004