Truman Theodore Hanks’ Biography – Who Is Tom Hanks’ Son?

by Ana Lopez

Who is Truman Theodore Hanks?

Truman Theodore Hanks was born on December 26, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is best known as the son of actor Tom Hanks in his marriage to actress Rita Wilson. Both his parents are successful actors and his father is known for his work in movies like ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Forrest Gump’ and ‘Captain Phillips’. His mother, on the other hand, is known for her work in such projects as “Runaway Bride”, “The Good Wife” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

The Wealth of Truman Theodore Hanks

As of early 2020, Truman Theodore Hanks’ independent net worth is minimal, apparently benefiting from his parents’ wealth – Tom Hanks has an estimated net worth of over $390 million, while his mother has a reputed net worth of over $100 million.

Los Hanks: Samantha Bryant, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Chet Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks at the Los Globos de Oro gala. #TomHanks #GoldenGlobes

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Life so far

Truman grew up with a good knowledge of the entertainment industry, mainly due to the work of his parents and their associates. He grew close to his father and mother, who spent a lot of time with him despite their busy schedules, and to his older brother and two half-sisters from Hanks’ first marriage. Although his siblings would pursue their best interests by behaving like their parents, he wasn’t too keen on it.

His father never forced him to do anything he didn’t want to do, and he’s the only Hanks child who hasn’t appeared in any cameos in any of his projects. He attended the private boarding school, The Thatcher School located near Los Angeles.

After his matriculation exam, he enrolled at Stanford University where he studied mathematics – the school is one of the most prestigious in the world. There hasn’t been much news about him since graduating, except that he has expressed an interest in illustration and photography. He has been seen watching various games of Los Angeles sports teams such as the Kings hockey team and the Lakers basketball team.

Mother – Rita Wilson

Rita is of Greek and Bulgarian descent, but as she was born and raised in Hollywood, she developed an interest in acting at a very young age.

In 1972, she made her first television appearance in an episode of “The Brady Bunch”. From then on, she continued her acting career and appeared in numerous popular films from the 1980s to the 2000s. Some of her most popular projects during this period include ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘Jingle All The Way’ and ‘Runaway Bride’.

Besides her acting, she is also a prominent singer and has recorded several albums, as well as contributing music to several film and television projects she has worked on – her latest release is her fourth album called “Halfway to Home”.

In movies, she has been more active in theater, appearing in productions of ‘Chicago’, ‘Dinner with Friends’ and ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’. She also often works with her husband, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Father – Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is of English and Portuguese descent. He grew up with two younger siblings, but his parents divorced when he was four years old, leaving them primarily raised by their mother. Due to financial problems, the family moved often and he was not very popular at school. He later befriended paternal half-siblings, who later remarried.

Tom Hanks

After graduating from Skyline High School, he enrolled at Chabot College before moving to California State University, Sacramento to study theater as acting became one of his main interests.

He enjoyed watching plays, often alone. Eventually, he was invited to become an intern at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned a lot about production and acting, and he decided to drop out of college and move to New York City in hopes of landing a role in the entertainment industry. For most of the 1980s, he appeared on various television shows in small roles, until he gained a bit of recognition for his work in “Dragnet”.

In 1988, he became a notable Hollywood actor with the success of “Big”, and more significant opportunities soon came his way.

The success of Tom Hanks

After his breakthrough in the 1980s, he established himself as a superstar in the early 1990s, with an Academy Award-winning performance in “Philadelphia.” The film is known for being one of the first films to tackle AIDS and homosexuality, with Hanks playing a lawyer who has recently contracted the disease. He followed with another Academy Award-winning performance in “Forrest Gump,” portraying the titular character, a slow-witted man who wields influence over events in the US.

The film was a huge success, the second highest-grossing film of the year, winning numerous awards in the process.

Over the years, Tom became known for different kinds of movies ranging from romantic comedies to dramas, biographical movies and many more. He is a well-known collaborator with director Steven Spielberg after the two worked together on “Saving Private Ryan”, with other projects including “Catch Me If You Can”, “The Post”, and “Bridge of Spies”. The two also collaborated as producers of “Band of brothers”, an award-winning miniseries that aired on HBO. Aside from his Academy Awards, he is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by President Barack Obama, and the French Legion of Honor.

Private life

Truman Theodore is single and he has not revealed any of his romantic endeavors to the public. He’s a very private person, though he opened up about his life as an actor’s son on an Ask Me Anything (AMA) post via Reddit.

In 2020, his father and mother announced that they had contracted the COVID-19 virus, as they were diagnosed with the disease while filming in Australia for the upcoming movie “Elvis”. They had contracted the disease before entering the country and were admitted to Gold Coast University Hospital. The couple were released after a week, as they showed only very mild symptoms of the virus.


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