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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks
Hanks in April 2009
Personal information
Birth nameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
Birth dateJuly 9, 1956(age 60)
Place of birthConcord, California, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer, director, voice over artist, writer, speaker
Years active1979 present
SpouseSamantha Lewes
(m. 1978 1987; divorced)
Rita Wilson (m. 1988 present)
ChildrenColin, Elizabeth, Chester, Truman

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Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies, gaining wide notice in 1988's Big, before achieving success as a dramatic actor in several notable roles, including Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia, the title role in Forrest Gump, Commander Jim Lovell in Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan, Joe Fox in You've Got Mail, Chuck Noland in Cast Away, and voicing the character Woody in the Toy Story series. Hanks won consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards, in 1993 for Philadelphia and in 1994 for Forrest Gump. U.S. domestic box office totals for his films exceed US$4.0 billion. He is the father of actor Colin Hanks.

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