Tom Hanks in April 2009
|Born||Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
July 9, 1956
Concord, California, United States
|Years active||1979 - present|
(m. 1978-1987, divorced)
Rita Wilson (m. 1988-present)
|Children||Colin, Elizabeth, Chet, Truman|
|Parents||Amos Hanks (deceased)
Janet Marylyn (née Frager)
Many of Hanks' early movies were comedies. He was made famous by his roles in Splash and Big. He made his way into drama with A League of Their Own and Philadelphia. He combined the two genres with Forrest Gump. Hanks has starred in many more famous movies since, including Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story (only his voice was used), Cast Away, The Terminal, The Da Vinci Code, The Green Mile and Captain Phillips.
Hanks has won several awards for acting. He won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. He also won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump.