• Elizabeth Hanks is the daughter of Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes.
• She was raised with her older brother Colin Hanks and two younger half-siblings.
• She pursued a career in writing and journalism after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
• She is not active on any social media platforms.

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Who is Elizabeth Hanks?

Elizabeth Ann Hanks was born on the 17th May 1982 in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress who has had a few support roles in her short career, and a writer, but is perhaps best known to the world as the only daughter and second child of the famous actors Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes.

Early Life, Family, Siblings, and Education

The younger child of the Oscar Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, Samantha Lewis, also an actress, Elizabeth was raised in all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood alongside her older brother, Colin, who has become a successful actor. Five years following Elizabeth’s birth, Tom and Samantha divorced, as Tom started a romantic affair with Rita Wilson, a fellow actress as well. Her mother went into obscurity, and after several years battling with bone cancer, she passed away. In regards to her education, Elizabeth matriculated from the Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, California in 2001, upon which she enrolled at the Vassar College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2004. Moreover, she spent a year in Scotland, where she studied literature. That is not the end of her education, as Elizabeth also became proficient in the Spanish language.

Colin Hanks and Half-Siblings

Elizabeth’s older brother is Colin Hanks, a respected actor, known to the wider public for such roles as Preston in the Academy Award-winning action-adventure film “King Kong” (2005), then as Griffin Dowd in the horror mystery “Untraceable” (2008), and as Greg in the TV comedy series “Life in Pieces” (2015-2018), among many other roles that made him quite successful and rich as well. Elizabeth also has two younger half-siblings, Chester Marlon “Chet” Hanks, born on the 4th August 1990, and Truman Theodore Hanks, born on the 26th December 1995. Chet has followed his father into the entertainment industry, making notable appearances in the TV drama series “Empire” (2018), and the action-fantasy film “Fantastic Four” (2015), while Truman is like his half-sister, generally far away from the spotlight.

Career Beginnings

Elizabeth made her acting debut when she was 12 years old, with a minor role in “Forrest Gump”, the Academy-Award winning drama film in which her father had the lead role. Two years later she also made an appearance in her father’s film “The Things You Do!”, co-starring Charlize Theron and Liv Tyler. However, after that she dedicated herself towards school in entirety and forewent her acting career. She had set her mind to other interests.

Rise to Prominence

Once she obtained her degree, Elizabeth started pursuing a career in her own branch, as a writer, editor, and columnist. Her first professional engagement was as a writer for the Huffington Post –  she was quickly promoted to an associate news editor, which only increased her net worth. As her experience and knowledge increased, Elizabeth’s role with Huffington Post improved, and she was given her own column, becoming a full-time editor at the world-renowned online publication. Since joining the Huffington Post, Elizabeth has become a star in the world of journalism, and has also expanded her field of professionalism since she is also the children’s editor at Los Angeles Review of Book, which has further increased her wealth. To speak further of her career enterprises and endeavors, Elizabeth is currently working on her debut novel, however, there are no further details about her book, including the title,or when the book is set for release.

Life Behind the Scene

When it comes to her personal life, Elizabeth has been avoiding media attention, making an effort to keep her most intimate details under a veil of secrecy. However, the media most recently discovered that Elizabeth is married, but further info has not yet been made available to the public.

How Rich Talented Writer and Journalist, Elizabeth Hanks Is?

Elizabeth has earned a name for herself in a completely different branch of industry and has stayed out of focus for the better part of her life, despite all the glitz and glamour that surrounds Hanks family. Unfortunately, her avoidance of the media has led to the obscurity of a number of details in regards to her life. However, authoritative sources estimate that the amount of Elizabeth Hanks’ net worth is over $3 million; not insignificant, but a long way behind daddy! Tom Hanks, has a net worth estimated at over $350 million, while her brother Colin Hanks has wealth worth over $15 million.

Is Elizabeth Hanks on Social Media?

Although a rather popular person, Elizabeth, leads a life of privacy as she hasn’t been quite sharing with her fans when it comes to her life and career as well. As a result, she doesn’t have an account on any of the popular social media networks, which is quite unfortunate for her most loyal fans.


1Currently spending a year as a study-abroad student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. [2003]
2Graduated from The Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, California [June 2001]
3Currently a student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. [2003]
4Her mother, Samantha Lewes, died of bone cancer on March 13, 2002.
5Younger sister of Colin Hanks.
6Stepdaughter of Rita Wilson.
7Older half-sister of Chet Hanks (b. August 4, 1990) and Truman Hanks (b. December 26, 1995).
8Niece of Jim Hanks.
9Daughter of actor Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes.



Anchoraged2015Short completedPaula
That Thing You Do!1996Bored Girl in Dress Shop
Forrest Gump1994School Bus Girl


Beyond the Marquee2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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