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Colin Hanks Biography

Updated On 24 Feb, 2023 Published On 23 Jun, 2017
Colin Hanks

Facts of Colin Hanks

Date of Birth :
Age : 46 years old
Family Name : Hanks
Birth Country : American Samoa
Birth Sign : Sagittarius
Height : 6 Feet 1 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of Colin Hanks

What is Colin Hanks marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Relationship
How many children does Colin Hanks have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Colin Hanks having any relationship affair ?: Yes2 affair
Is Colin Hanks Gay ? No

Colin Hanks is an American actor and movie director famous for his role in movies "Orange Country," "King Kong" and "Frago." He also voiced the lead character Tom in "The Talking Tom." Colin is a son of renowned actor Tom Hanks, who is two-time Oscar winner.

Early Life and Education

Born on 24th November 1977, in Sacramento, California, U.S., Colin Hanks is the elder son of two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and actress Samantha Lewes. His mother died of bone cancer on 12th March 2002. His father then married, Rita Wilson in 1988. 

Colin grew up along with his younger sister Elizabeth and two other half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks and Turman Theodore Hanks. 

Being the son of renowned actor, he followed his father's footstep and studied theater at Loyola Marymount University, California. During his school life, he performed in numerous student films and countless theatrical productions.


Colin started his acting career from the movie "That Thing You Do!" in the year 1996. Before that, he made an appearance in the film as a production assistant for the movie "Apollo 13" in 1995. The following year Hanks was cast in the movie "Whatever It Takes" portraying the character of Paul Newby. 

After receiving popularity from the comedy movie "Orange Country" and Peter Jackson's "King Kong," he landed a lead role in the action-comedy TV series "The Good Guys" which aired on Fox. 

His performance in "Frago" earned him nominations for different awards including Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Critics' Choice Television Awards.

Colin has also directed a documentary "All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records" in 2015. In the same year, he voiced the character Tom in the show "The Talking Tom and Friends." 

Colin's dedication and hard work have made him one of the most successful celebrities in the Hollywood industry. Some of his popular movies are"Vacation," "Elvis & Nixon." Hanks recently appeared in "Band Aid" which released on 2nd June 2017. 

Personal Life 

During college days, Colin dated Busy Philipps. But their romance didn't last long. He also had an affair with Samantha Mathis but the pair only lasted for few months.

Later in 2009, he got engaged to Samantha Bryant, a former New York publicist and got married on 8th May 2010, in Los Angeles. The couple is blessed with two baby girls, Olivia and Charlotte.  

Colin is really close to his family and equally, manages time between professional life and private life.

He also loves playing baseball and is a great fan of San Francisco Giant. Apart from this, he was the official correspondent of Kelvin and Bean LA Kings during 2012-13 seasons. 

Net Worth

Colin has received huge popularity in the Hollywood industry. His source of income includes acting and directing. He has an estimated net worth of $14 million

Colin Hanks Affairs

  1. First Affair with Busy Philipps

    Colin dated Busy Philipps during 1990's while he was in college. Their romantic relationship didn't last long.

  2. Affair with Samantha Mathis

    Colin and Samantha dated bu their relationship could only last for few months. Samantha Mathis is an American actress known for her roles in movies like American Psycho, The Punisher, Broken Arrow and so on. She is the daughter of actress Bibi Besch.

Colin Hanks Married

First Marriage with Samantha Bryant

Well, Colin engaged Samantha Bryant in June 2009 and got married on 8th May 2010. Samantha is a former New York publicist. The couple is blessed with two daughters named Olivia and Charlotte.

Colin Hanks Children


Mother: Samantha Bryant

In 2011 Samantha and Colin became parents of a baby girl named Olivia.

DAUGHTER : Charlotte.

Mother: Samantha Bryant

The couple's second child is also a daughter. She was named Charlotte.

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