Elizabeth Hanks, popularly known as EA Hanks, is a successful writer and editor, and yes, you guessed it right, she is the only daughter of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks. Although Elizabeth Hanks was exposed to acting like a child by her parents who were both in the acting industry at the time, she decided to go her own way and become a writer; this was ultimately an amazing decision as she enjoyed a good measure of success as a writer.
Elizabeth is the perfect daddy girl and sometimes travels around with her father (even as an adult) while he is making movies.
Bio and Early Life
The brown-haired beauty was born as Elizabeth Anne Hanks in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 1982, as the daughter of the famous actor Tom Hanks and his late ex-wife and actress Samantha Lewes. Elizabeth Hanks is their second child together.
Elizabeth was a child when her parents separated in 1984 and were finally divorced in 1987. Therefore she spent most of her childhood with her father and stepmother Rita Wilson in Los Angeles and in Sacramento, both in the state of California. This could be the reason why she is really close to her father.
Elizabeth Hanks graduated in 2001 with a diploma from the prestigious Archer School for Girls, an expensive private girls’ prep school in the city of Los Angeles, California. She will then move to the city of New York, where she attended Vassar College and completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2004.
She also spent a year in Scotland between 2003 and 2004, where she studied literature at the University of St. Andrews and is fluent in English and Spanish.
Elizabeth Hanks Career
Elizabeth’s writing and editorial skills have brought her into contact with prominent and critically acclaimed newspapers, magazines, and blogs: The New York Times, Vanity Fair Magazine, the Huffington Post (now HuffPost), and The Guardian. She is currently working on her novel.
Elizabeth Hanks has earned a number of filmographic merits through her brief career as an actress. In the award-winning drama Forrest Gump (1994) she played the character of the rude girl on a bus who refused to let young Forrest Gump (played by Michael Conner Humphrey) sit next to her. In the film, her father (Tom Hanks) also played the leading role as the main character (the adult Forrest Gump).
She had a cameo appearance in the musical-comedy drama That Thing You Do (1996), which also happens to be her father’s directing debut. After not being an actress for about 19 years, she played the role of Paula in Michael Lawson’s short film Anchorage in 2015.
Elizabeth Hanks has not been assigned a proper wiki page, and this is because she lives a little under the radar. However, it is believed that she is a gourmet and is known to play basketball for sport. She is also an avid fan of the United States soccer team and loves horseback riding.
Parents and Family
As already mentioned, Elizabeth Hanks is the second child of the American actor Tom Hanks and the late actress Samantha Lewes. Tom and Samantha married in 1978 and after 9 years and 2 children; Colin Hanks and Elizabeth were divorced in 1987.
A year after the divorce Tom remarried the American actress and singer Rita Wilson and they have two sons named Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore. It was believed that Tom’s relationship with Rita might have been one of the main reasons for his separation from Samantha.
Samantha Lewes lost her battle with bone cancer and died in 2002, leaving behind her two children. It was reported that Rita Wilson officially adopted Samantha’s children Colin and Elizabeth. Together with Tom and her children with Tom Chet and Truman, they all live together as one big happy family.
Is Elizabeth Hanks Dating or Married? Husband
Elizabeth is a bit of a mystery about her personal life and relationships. There is no concrete information about her love life, but some unconfirmed sources believe she is married because her Facebook status seems to suggest that she is. While some believe Elizabeth may be living in an unhappy marriage based on some comments she made in an article about her 34th birthday, others believe she is in a happy relationship with an anonymous man.
Although all of these rumors remain unconfirmed, Elizabeth has remained in the shadows about her love life, and all we can do is wait and hope that some information slips through sooner rather than later, but for now, it is safe to say that she is single.