Tom Hanks is a resident of millions of hearts. But have you ever heard of his beautiful daughter Elizabeth Hanks? Well, one of the reasons could be her simple living. The star kid is quite different from other celebrity kids and considers herself lucky to have a father who taught her ‘to tell the truth.’ Her current $350 million as per Celeb Tattler.
However, the success story of the 37-year-old actress, writer, and editor is even more fascinating! Want to know more about Tom Hanks’s Daughter Elizabeth Hanks? We’ve got you covered!
Early Life and Education
On 17th May of 1982, Tom Hanks’s first wife, Samantha Lewes, gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Elizabeth is the second child of the couple and the only daughter of Tom Hanks. She completed her graduation from Archer School of Girls in Los Angeles in 2001.
Miss Hanks studied Literature at the University of St. Andrews. In 2005, she graduated with a Bachelor of English and Literature from the Liberal Arts School. On her graduation day, her dad gave the commencement address. Undoubtedly, this was a momentous day for Elizabeth and her classmates. Daddy Hanks gave a wonderful message to all the students about their future.
Elizabeth Ann Hanks’s mother, Samantha Lewes, was a reputed theater actress who appeared on Bosom Buddies with her husband, Tom Hanks. The couple got married in 1975 and had their first son, Colin Hanks.
When Elizabeth was five years old, her parents got divorced, having already separated in 1984. In 2002, Samantha Lewes lost the battle against bone cancer and passed away.
Elizabeth Hanks’s Relationship With Her Daddy
It is an undeniable fact that celebrity lives are constantly under public scrutiny. But, the father-daughter duo never failed to set an example for others. As a youngster, Elizabeth was so intrigued by her father’s profession that she tried some roles. But that is not what she wanted to do forever.
Some of her films are:
- Forrest Gump
- That Thing You Do!
Besides acting, young Hanks also produced a fantasy film entitled This World & The Next.
Ever since her childhood, Elizabeth Hanks realized how difficult it is to balance acting and parenting together. Her father, however, never mentioned anything to his daughter.
In one of her recent Instagram posts, it is clear how special Tom Hanks is for Elizabeth. She showed gratitude to Tom and mentioned her father’s lessons of honesty and art. As per his opinion, art is one of God’s gifts that one must cherish forever. This what encouraged the talented writer to pen down her beautiful thoughts.
Elizabeth Hanks’s Writing Career
The literary studies brought considerable prospects in the life of the young Hanks. Elizabeth has worked with different publications as a writer under the name of EA. Eventually, she gained prominence as a writer, when some top-class magazines published her bylines. These prominent names were Time, The Guardian, and others.
Her service period in the post of Associate News Editor also marked a great time in her life. This was for The Huffington Post. Currently, she publishes regular posts on her blog.
Apart from this, her job for the Los Angeles Review of Books as a children’s editor deserves separate mention. This job gave her the idea for her first kids’ novel. The fans are still eagerly waiting for the next release of this beautiful author. One of her recent posts indicated that her next work entitled Piper Peregrine Vs. The Consortium For Better Thinking is going to release soon.
A Happily Married Wife
Elizabeth Hanks is happily married and lives a quiet life in Los Angeles. As a celebrity who prefers to stay away from the spotlights, the young daughter of the Academy Award-winning actor has been tight-lipped about her married life as well as her husband. Although EA currently has no plans of having children, her Twitter bio reveals she enjoys being an aunt.
Elizabeth Hanks is the kind of daughter every parent can feel proud about. Even after her father remarried Rita Wilson, their bond remained intact. Among all the Hanks kids, from both wives, Elizabeth Hanks happens to be the most sensible one, and the only daughter surely occupies a special place in the daddy’s heart.