Tom Hanks is one of the world’s most famous actors – starring in iconic films from Forest Gump to Castaway to News of the World – but he’s also a family man with four adult children.
Tom has two children, American Crime Story actor Colin and writer Elizabeth, with his first wife Samantha Lewes, and two, actor and rapper Chet and the youngest, Truman, with current wife Rita Wilson.
Most of the Hanks brood have given the acting world a go, with Colin arguably being the most successful, while Chet has become well-known for more controversial reasons.
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Truman, meanwhile, tends to stay out of the spotlight.
Tom was married to American actress Samantha Lewes for nine years, and they had two children together.
Speaking about their divorce with The Daily Express, the 65-year-old said: “I was just too young and insecure for marriage. I was not really ready to take on those responsibilities. My own life has not been as smooth as my career.”
He then met another actress, Rita Wilson, on the set of TV comedy Bosom Buddies and they are been happily married since 1988.
In 2019 he told the New York Times: “My son Colin was born when I was very young. As well as my daughter, but that means we have this gestalt understanding because they remember when their dad was just a guy trying to, you know, make the rent. My other kids, they were born after I had established a beachhead in every way. And so their lives were just different.”
Here’s a look at Tom Hanks’ four kids:
Chet has made headlines in recent years.
The 31-year-old followed in his father’s footsteps with some acting roles in Empire and Shameless, before branching out into rap music with his debut single White Boy Summer, under the name Chet Hanx, released earlier this year.
Chet openly struggled with drug addiction, but is now sober after time in rehab.
He has also credited his daughter, five-year-old Michaiah, as a big help in his fight against addiction.
He called her his “ride or die” in an interview with Entertainment Tonight.
Tom’s oldest son, Colin, is a successful actor – and the spit of his famous dad.
Most recently, he’s appeared in Impeachment: American Crime Story, which returns tonight on BBC Two.
The 43-year-old has an extensive list of film and TV roles including in Fargo, Dexter, Mad Men, and King Kong.
He has been married to publicist Samantha Bryant since 2010 and the couple have two daughters Olivia, 10, and Charlotte, eight.
Tom’s only daughter, Elizabeth is a writer, but she has also made some acting appearances.
The 39-year-old appeared in small roles alongside her father including as School Bus Girl in Forrest Gump and Bored Girl in Dress Shop in That Thing You Do!
Elizabeth publishes under the name E. A. Hanks and has a book coming out next year, according to her Instagram bio.
She also has bylines in Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Time, The Guardian, and The New York Times.
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The youngest and furthest from the spotlight is Truman.
The 25-year-old works behind the camera, according to IMDb.
He’s had various photography, camera, and production jobs on films including West Side Story, Black Widow, News of the World, and Charlie’s Angels.
*Impeachment: American Crime Story returns tonight at 9:10pm on BBC Two.
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