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Rita Wilson: Wife of Actor Tom Hanks; Know about her Married Life, Children, and Career

Updated On 02 Jul, 2017 Published On 26 Jun, 2017
Rita Wilson: Wife of Actor Tom Hanks; Know about her Married Life, Children, and Career

Rita Wilson is happily married to an American actor plus filmmaker, Tom Hanks and has two biological children and another two from Tom's previous marriage.

We all know about the brilliant American actress, Rita Wilson who is popular from the movies including My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Story of US and many other.

Similarly, Rita is a happily married woman with non-other that the sensational American actor plus filmmaker, Tom Hanks. She is the second wife of Tom after the death of first wife, actress Samantha Lewes.

Rita and Tom; one of the inspirational and powerful couples      

Rita tied a knot with Tom in 1988. The couple is still together and is living a ravishing life. Even after years of marriage, they are still together and we all know it is a very rare thing to see at least in Hollywood.  

The couple first met on the set of Bosom Buddies in 1981 when Rita played as a guest appearance in the movie. After sharing a screen with the movie, Volunteers in 1985, they started dating each other officially.  

In addition, after years of relationship, they finally married.

A picture from the couple's wedding, Source: Kiwi Report

It’s been 29 years since they vowed to each other and there are no such rumors about their divorce. They are blessed to have each other in their life.

The couple has maintains the romance till the age and became one of the inspiring couples as well.


29 years of marriage! Thank you, God, for bringing me this man.

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Wonderful Parents; Blessed with Four Children

Rita and Tom have two children together named, Chester and Truman. Rita was 33 when she gave birth to their first child, Chester Marlon Hanks on 4th August 1990. Later on, gave birth to the second child at the age of 39 in 1995.

Besides her biological children, she also has two step-children from her husband’s first marriage. Colin Hacks, who was born in 1977 and Elizabeth Hanks, born in 1982.

Chester Marlon Hanks is an actor and we have him on the movies like Project X, Fantastic Four, Indian Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and many more.

Where as her step-children, Colin is an American actor plus filmmaker like his father. He is now one of the established and successful actors of the country.

Similarly, he married Samantha Bryant and has two children. Just like her siblings, Elizabeth Hanks is also an actress basically known from the movies such as Anchoraged, That Thing You Do! And Forrest Gump.

A complete family photo. From left Truman, Elizabeth, Tom, Rita, Chester, Colin's wife (Samantha Bryant) and Colin, Source: upi.com

Rita Wilson fought against breast cancer

While she was working for the Broadways in 2015, she was suffered from the breast cancer so has to take leave from the project.

Rita announced in April that she had a double mastectomy after discovering the breast cancer. She went through the reconstructive surgery,

It was a very tough time of her but all family was always by her side especially her husband Tom. As of now, she is cancer free and has also returned to her work.     

Rita’s Blooming career

The beautiful Rita began her career from the movie, The Brady Bunch in 1972 with the guest appearance along with the stars- Florence Henderson, Susan Oslen, Robert Reed, Barry Williams, Anna B. Davis, Christopher Knight and many more.

Moreover, she appeared in the series, M*A*S*H in 1982 by Larry Gelbert. And has also worked  Tom in the sitcoms, Three’s Company and Bosom Buddies.

In 1985, Rita featured in the movie, Volunteers in a lead role again opposite to her better half and other members including John Candy and Tim Thomerson

Rita posing for a picture, Source: thehairstyler.com

Rita’s featured big screen movies including Psycho, Sleepless in Seattle, Frasier, Mad About You and Mixed Nuts and so on.

She debuted as a producer from the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding along with other producers such as Gary Goetzman, Tom and Nia Vardalos.

The movie was the big success of her career.

Quick facts of Rita

The beautiful Rita at 19 Larry Crowne Los Angeles Premiere, Source: Alchetron
  • Born on 26th October 1956 in Los Angeles, California as Margarita Ibrahimoff.
  • Raised by the parents, Hassan Ibrahimoff and Dorothy Wilson in a Greek Orthodox faith.
  • Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London, England.
  • The family changed their surname to Wilson after a local street in Southern California.
  • Rita was discovered by a photographer when she was 14 and started modeling after that.
  • In 2006, debuted on Broadway playing murderess Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
  • Diagnosed with the breast cancer.
  • Active in several charitable organizations such as the Moffitt Cancer Center.
  • Rita has an estimated net worth of $20 million.


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