Elizabeth Ann Hanks, also known as EA Hanks, is an American writer who makes articles for several editorials, including The Huffington Post. She is considered to be a current important figure in the American publishing industry.
She was born on May 17, 1982 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is actress Samantha Lewes, while her father is popular American actor, Tom Hanks. EA Hanks has an older brother, Colin Hanks, who also works as an actor. After their mother’s passing in 2002, EA and Colin were officially adopted by Tom’s second wife, Rita Wilson. They have two step-siblings from Hanks’ marriage to Wilson: Chester Hanks, and Truman Hanks. EA and her step-mother have a close relationship, and she even promotes Wilson’s songs on her social media pages.
Aside from building her acting career, EA is also a current study-abroad student in the University of St. Andrews, located in Fife, Scotland. She is an alumna of the Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, California, receiving her degree in 2001. EA has also worked as the children’s editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Thanks to her family, EA Hanks has also appeared in several movies alongside her famous dad – Including Forrest Gump, and That Thing You Do!
Forrest Gump is a film directed by Robert Zimeckis, released in 1994. It is about a mentally challenged man’s journey through life. Along the way, he encounters many famous personalities, experiences historical events first-hand, and influences popular culture despite not even knowing how huge the significance might be. EA Hanks’ role in Forrest Gump was the girl on the school bus, who refused to let the young Forrest sit right next to her.
Meanwhile, her role in That Thing You Do! Was only a cameo, as “Bored girl in dress shop”. It’s a musical comedy about a fictional 60’s band called The Wonders, whose members experience the rise and fall of fame. That Thing You Do! was written and directed by Tom Hanks, who also played an A&R representative. The film has also spawned a real-life hit from the movie’s official soundtrack, as performed by The Wonders themselves.
Both Forrest Gump and That Thing You Do! hit it big at the box office, with the former winning several Oscars, including Best Picture, and Best Director.
Hanks has also starred as Paula in the short drama film, Anchoraged, modeling her acting style from her father. During the early parts of her acting career, EA only took minor roles in plenty of her films.
Net Worth and Salary
During her career as both an actress and a writer, EA has earned plenty of wealth and has already become a millionaire at the young age of 34. Her current net worth is estimated to be around three hundred and fifty million dollars.
Rumors and Controversy
Who is EA Hanks Currently Dating?
Hanks has always kept silent about her personal life, and has never mentioned anything about her past or present relationships. Like other celebrities, she has chosen not to air her life story in the limelight, despite having come from a famous acting family.
So far, there isn’t too much gossip about her either – She has rarely given out details about her own details, with the exception of her acting and writing career.