Elizabeth Ann Hanks – Facts and Information

Some information about Elizabeth Ann Hanks, who is daughter of famous celebrity Tom Hanks. She was born in Los Angeles California in the United States of America. She was born on May 17, 1982 and her parents are Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks.

She is writer and is an important figure in the world of publishing. Her name in the writing industry is E.A Hanks and she was previously associate news editer at the Huffington Post. Currently she is Children’s editor at the Los Angeles Reviews of books.

Tom and Elizabeth Ann Hanks

Elizabeth Ann Hanks Movies

Elizabeth Ann Hanks is a professional writer and writes at different editorials. She is currently children’s editor at the Los Angeles Reviews of books. However due to her father’s background in Hollywood, she has appeared in different movies.

Forrest Gump : 

She was just 12 years old when she apperaed in Forrest Gump movie.

Thing That You may notice in the movie. When young Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) asks for a seat in the bus and the girl denies, it was Tom Hank’s real life daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks.

If you do not remember the clip from the movie, you can watch the video below.

Thing That you Do : She plays the role of bored girl in dress shop in the movie things that you do. Tom Hanks has played majority of role in the movie and has included his daughter too when she was 14 years old, just two years after she appeared in her first movie Forrest Gump.

Anchoraged : She plays the role of Paula in the 2015 movie. Although Elizabeth Ann Hanks wants to stay low profile and out of media, she has not played in many roles after she appeared in things that you do movie in 1994. This is more than after 21 years that she has appeared in any movie and probably the first time since she has grown up and could take decisions on her own.

Elizabeth Ann Hanks Relationship


Samantha Lewes (Mother) : Samantha Lewes was Elizabeth Hank’s mother and also an American actor. She was Tom Hank’s first wife as the couple got married 1978 and divorced after nine years of staying together in 1987. They have two children in common, one of which is Elizabeth Ann Hanks and other is Colin Hanks.

She has appeared in various movies but was popularly noticied for her role in 1984 movie Mr. Success. Samantha battled from bone cancer and died on March 12, 2002 at the age of 49.

Tom Hanks (Father) : Tom Hanks is Elizabeth’s father and a popular actor and his full name is Thomas Jeffrey Hanks. He was born in Concord California and lives in Los Angeles, California. He is an actor, comedian and a filmmaker who started his career back in 1978. He is a Greek Orthodox whose estimated net worth value was $400 million as of May, 2014. His movies makes an average of over $100 Million per movie and has bagged more than $8.8 billion in total.

Rita Wilson (Step-Mother) : Rita Wilson is an American actress, singer and producer who has acted in different movies and produced number of films. She was born in Los Angeles, California on October 26, 1956. She was born as Margarita Ibrahimoff to a Greek mother and Bulgarian Muslim father. Her father changed his relationship to Orthodox Christianity after he moved in the United States and changed his name as well. This was why Rita has her name as Wilson and she was raised in Orthodox Christianity family and practices.


Colin Hanks : Colin Hanks is her only brother from same father and mother. Her mother Samantha and father Tom Hanks had two children, out of which Colin was the eldest one. He has followed the path of his father Tom Hanks and is actively involved in acting playing in various movies and TV Series. His name by birth was Colin Lewes Dillingham and later changed to Hanks after his father and mother married. This means that Colin Hanks was born before the marriage of their parents.

Chester Hanks : Chester Hanks is the first son of Tom Hanks and his second wife Rita Wilson. He is Elizabeth Ann Hanks’s half brother from her step mother. He is a rapper and singer and usually contradicts with his father in the news. He has also appeared in an acting role. His father Tom Hanks is worried about Chester’s Drug habit. Chester has himself publicly opened up about his drug habit and claimed to keep the year 2016 clean.

He has started in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Project X.

Truman Theodore Hanks : Truman Theodore Hanks is Tom Hank’s youngest son from his second wife Rita. He is Elizebeth’s half brother. He was born in Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1995.


Jim Hanks : Jim Hanks is an American actor who often does voice work for his elder brother Tom Hanks. Jim is Elizabeth Ann Hank’s uncle. He has played numerous minor roles in films and appeared in different Television shows. He has produced, directed and filmed different short films.

He married Karen Praxel Hanks back in 1986 and has one children with her. Karen Praxel is also an American actress and producer who is popularly known for her contribution on 1996 movie Thing That you Do, where Elizabeth Hanks also have a small contributory role.

Larry Hanks : Larry Hanks is a professor and a PhD in entomology. His full name is Lawrence H. Hanks, commonly known as Larry Hanks.

Beside two uncles, Elizabeth also has an aunt who is the eldest of the hanks family. Tom hanks had two brothers and a sister called Sandra Hanks. Sandra was a full time writer and a radio host who has moved to 31 different places in her life. She currently lives in Seychelles, after she has moved to different places including England. She is mother of four children when her first child came when she was 17 and her last child when she was 55 years old. She worked in various blogs professionally before she started her own blog.


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