Who is Elizabeth Hanks?
Elizabeth Ann Hanks was born on 17 May 1982, in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is a writer, editor, and occasional actress, best known for being the daughter of actor Tom Hanks from his first marriage to actress Samantha Lewes. She grew up alongside her father and stepmother, actress Rita Wilson.
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The Net Worth of Elizabeth Hanks
As of early-2020, Elizabeth Hanks’ net worth is estimated to be close to $1 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors. While she earns a bit from her work as a writer and editor, she probably benefits from the success of her father, who has a net worth estimated to be over $390 million.
Tom Hanks is one of the most recognizable stars in Hollywood, and has appeared in numerous box office hits.
Early Life and Education
Elizabeth grew up in Los Angeles amidst the culture and life within the entertainment industry as both of her parents worked as actors. They gave her freedom of choice when it came to her career path later in life – her father didn’t pressure her to become an actress. With their wealth, she took up her high school education at Archer School, a prestigious private girls’ school in the area.
After matriculating, she realized her passion was for writing and reading, taking up a degree in Language in Literature at the New York-based school, Vassar College.
After completing her undergraduate degree, she continued her education, living briefly in Scotland where she enrolled at the University of St. Andrews. There she studied more about literature. and also expanded her knowledge of the language. She began speaking Spanish fluently, almost as well as her English.
Acting and Writing
As she grew up, Elizabeth was given the opportunity for small acting roles alongside her father. She had another sibling from her father’s first marriage and two half-siblings all of whom were encouraged to see their father at work. She remained in contact with her mother up until 2002, when she passed away from sickness.
Her first film appearance was in a small role in “Forrest Gump”, one of the films that help define her father’s career during the 1990s. This prompted her to try another appearance in the film “That Thing You Do!” which was her father’s directing debut, which tells the story of a fictional one-hit-wonder band – the film resulted in the creation of a one-hit-wonder of the same name as the film’s title.
She then moved away from acting for a long period, returning only for an appearance in the short film “Anchoraged”. In the meantime, she began writing a blog, expressing her opinion about a variety of issues.
Her experience and developed skills over the years led her to be hired by the online publication, Huffington Post, with which she stayed for some period, and then moved to the literary review journal, the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Father – Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks found his stride in the 1980s when he began gaining leading roles, finding mainstream popularity in projects such as “Big” and “Splash”. In the 1990s, he established himself as one of Hollywood’s top actors, with an Academy Award-winning performance in “Philadelphia” in which he portrayed a gay lawyer who contracted AIDS.
The following year, he won another Academy Award for his performance in “Forrest Gump”, in which he portrayed the titular below-average IQ man.
Since the late-1990s, he also became a frequent collaborator of celebrated director Steven Spielberg. One of the duo’s first notable films was “Saving Private Ryan”, and eventually, he worked with Spielberg in projects such as “Bridge of Spies”, “The Terminal”, and “Catch Me If You Can”. He also worked with the director in the award-winning miniseries “Band of Brothers”, though Hanks had more of a background role.
Apart from his work with Spielberg, other notable projects he had include “The Green Mile”, “Cast Away”, “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Captain Phillips”, and “Road to Perdition”. He is also the voice of the character Sheriff Woody in the “Toy Story” franchise.
The Success of Tom Hanks and Recent Projects
Tom Hanks has become one of the most popular actors around the world and is considered an icon by many. His films have grossed nearly $10 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors from the US. He has also shown versatility with his ability to play both dramatic and comedic roles. Following his work in “Toy Story 4” and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, he’s been working as the star of the war film “Greyhound”.
Other projects he is working on include the science fiction film “BIOS” and “News of the World”.
He is also set to portray the manager of Elvis Presley, Tom Parker in the film about the legendary singer.There have also been rumors that he will be a part of the Disney live-action remake of the film “Pinocchio”, in which he would portray the puppeteer Geppetto. He is also said to be working on another collaboration with Spielberg, continuing their work of war miniseries such as “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” though their next project meant that they would be cutting ties with HBO due to the company’s budget restrictions.
Elizabeth Hanks has remained mostly out of the media spotlight – in her writings, she doesn’t talk about any romances. People believe that she is married and likely has a family though she hasn’t commented about it. In 2020, her father was diagnosed with COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. He was diagnosed while in Queensland, Australia, filming for his upcoming project “Elvis”. Medical experts revealed that he had contracted the disease while outside the country; he was admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital but discharged after a week.