Elizabeth Ann Hanks

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Elizabeth Ann Hanks is an actor and writer from the United States. She is linked to a number of editorials, including ‘The Huffington Post,’ a politically liberal American news and opinion website. Elizabeth Hanks, often known as EA Hanks in the publishing world, was the Children’s Editor for the literary review journal ‘Los Angeles Review of Books’ (LARB). Apart from her own professional endeavors, Elizabeth has attracted attention since she was a kid as the daughter of Tom Hanks, an American actor and filmmaker, and Samantha Lewes, his ex-wife. She became interested in performing after seeing her father’s great and award-winning performances. Her acting credits include the Academy Award-winning American comedy-drama film ‘Forrest Gump,’ directed by Tom Hanks, and the short drama film ‘Anchoraged,’ among others. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she eventually lost her mother. Rita Wilson, her stepmother, officially adopted her and her brother, and the Hanks family seemed to live a happy life together, along with her two step-siblings.

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Elizabeth has been a celebrity since she was a youngster, the only daughter of Tom Hanks, the famous actor and filmmaker. Because both of her parents, especially her mother, Samantha Lewes, are actors, she was able to get a firsthand look at the entertainment industry. She’s been used to the glitz, glamour, paparazzi, and media attention that comes with being a celebrity child since she was a child.

Her father is a renowned award-winning actor and filmmaker who has appeared in a variety of humorous and tragic film roles throughout his career. His outstanding performances garnered him a slew of accolades, including Oscars, Golden Globes, People’s Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. ‘A League of Their Own’ (1992), ‘Philadelphia’ (1993), ‘Forrest Gump’ (1994), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), ‘You’ve Got Mail’ (1998), and ‘The Da Vinci Code’ (1998) are some of his significant films (2006). Elizabeth was inspired by her father’s passion and efforts in the field and began acting as a young girl, following in the footsteps of her parents.

In the award-winning 1994 American blockbuster comedy-drama film ‘Forrest Gump,’ which starred her father in the titular role, she played a girl on the school bus who refuses to let a young version of Forrest, played by Michael Conner Humphreys, sit next to her. On October 4, 1996, Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, ‘That Thing You Do!,’ an American musical comedy-drama film in which he doubled as writer, director, and actor, was released and was a commercial success. Elizabeth, her brother, Colin, and her stepmother, Rita Wilson, all made cameo appearances in the film, with the former portraying a “Bored Girl in Dress Shop.” She played Paula in Michael Lawson’s 2015 short drama film ‘Anchoraged,’ which she wrote and directed.

Elizabeth has made a name for herself as an outstanding writer in the American book industry, in addition to her performing endeavors. In the publishing sector, she is better known as EA Hanks, and she writes pieces for several publications, including ‘The Huffington Post,’ where she also worked as an associate news editor. She also worked for the ‘Los Angeles Review of Books’ as a Children’s Editor.

Behind the Scenes

Tom Hanks and his first wife Samantha Lewes gave birth to Elizabeth Ann Hanks on May 17, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Colin Lewes Hanks, her older brother, was born on November 24, 1977, and grew up to be an actor and filmmaker like his father.

After her parents divorced in 1987, her father married actress Rita Wilson in 1988. Chester, born in 1990, and Truman, born in 1995, are her stepbrothers from her father’s second marriage.
In June 2001, she graduated from The Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, California. She attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for her higher studies. She lost her mother, who was suffering from bone cancer, on March 12, 2002. Elizabeth and her brother Colin were officially adopted by Rita when their mother died, with whom she had a strong attachment. Rita’s tracks have also been promoted on her social media accounts.

Elizabeth is a gourmand who also enjoys basketball and plays when she has the opportunity. It keeps her active, healthy, and sexy, she claims. She has stayed mute about her personal life and love relationships thus far.

Estimated Net Worth

She has amassed a fortune and is a millionaire as EA Hanks, a prominent American figure who established her name as EA Hanks by writing, minor appearances in several films, and being the daughter of American actor Tom Hanks. Her net worth is estimated to be approximately $350 million at the moment.