Elizabeth Ann Hanks: Everything to Know about Tom Hanks’ Only Daughter
Elizabeth Ann Hanks is an actress and writer who has bylines in popular publications such as Vanity Fair Magazine, Guardian, New York Times, and Time. She has also formerly served as an Associate News Editor at the Huffington Post.
Her stint in the entertainment industry has seen the writer act in movies, too. She has appeared in films such as Forrest Gump (1994) and That Thing You Do! (1996).
But out of many who recognize Elizabeth and follow her, her profession and work have very little to contribute to her popularity. That is because she has earned more fame and recognition for being the daughter of renowned Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, even though she never asked for it.
Her recognition as a celebrity daughter and parallelly earned fame has somehow made her own works unnoticed and unappreciated.
Through this article, learn majorly about Elizabeth’s life, including her age, family details, career, net worth, and personal life.
Details about Elizabeth’s Age, Measurements, and Education
Elizabeth was born on May 17, 1982, in Los Angeles, California. Her nickname is Liz, and her birth date suggests her birth sign to be Taurus.
While growing up, she studied at The Archer School for Girls, located in Brentwood, California. She graduated from there in June 2001. Later, she enrolled at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, for higher education.
Elizabeth’s body measurements, including her height and weight, is unknown, as she or any outlet has not revealed the details so far. But her images evidently show that she is a tall woman with complementing body size.
Daughter of Tom Hanks and Samantha Lewes
Elizabeth is the daughter of actor Tom Hanks. Tom gave birth to her with his first wife, late Samantha Lewes, whom Tom had divorced in 1987.
Being the second child and only daughter of Tom, she has 3 siblings, all brothers, altogether.
Elizabeth’s blood sibling is her elder brother Colin Hanks and her other two brothers, Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks, are her step-siblings, born from her father’s second marriage with Rita Hanks.
Her Parents’ Divorce
Elizabeth’s parents Tom and Samantha had married in 1978, and together, they gave birth to a son Colin Hanks, born in 1977, and Elizabeth.
But their marriage came to an end in 1987 after the actor built closeness with his now-wife, Rita Hanks.
And despite separating with her for another relationship [which later turned into marriage], Tom went through some hard times post-separation, especially thinking about his children.
Speaking with Graham Bensinger, he recalled that he felt bad about his relationship with his children, as he thought that his kids felt abandoned by him. “Horribly painful time,” Tom said.
“Fraught with emotion and bad feelings and you know, the failures that you go ‘I couldn’t be a worse father and I couldn’t be a worse human being.’ I remember all those feelings of as though I had cursed innocent beings with my own failings.”
Her Mother Samantha Passed Away
If the separation of her parents wasn’t enough, Elizabeth also had to experience the passing away of her mother, Samantha, when she was only 20 years old.
In 2001, Samantha was diagnosed with bone cancer and afterward went through several treatments. Her ex-husband Tom even made arrangements to ensure that she was treated by the best bone-cancer specialists at UCLA and even paid their fees.
But the doctors determined that her cancer had spread to her lungs and her brain after several efforts.
On March 12, 2002, Samantha passed away in Sacramento, California, after about a year-long battle with cancer.
Her Father Tom Married Rita Hanks
After separating from her mother, Samantha, Elizabeth’s father, Tom quickly got hitched with his lover Rita Hanks. Tom and Rita tied the knots on April 30, 1988.
Together, the couple welcomed two children: Chet Hanks in 1990 and Truman Theodore in 1995.
After her mother’s passing away, Elizabeth and her elder brother Colin were adopted by Tom and Rita.
Father Has Fond Memories of Elizabeth’s Early Days
The celebrated actor had fond memories of Elizabeth when she was growing up. Speaking with The New York Times, Tom talked about his children with his first wife and how they saw him as an ordinary guy in his early 20s.
He said that his son Colin and his daughter Elizabeth were born when he was very young—to be precise, he was 21-year-old when he became a father for the first time.
“My son [Colin] was born when I was very young. As well as my daughter,” Tom stated.
He further expressed that he always maintained a good understanding with his children [Colin and Elizabeth] because they remember him as a guy who struggled to make a living and pay rent.
We have this gestalt understanding because [Colin and Elizabeth] remember when their dad was just a guy trying to, you know, make the rent.
Tom even compared his other two children from his second wife Rita with his first two children, saying, “My other kids, they were born after I had established a beachhead in every way. And so their lives were just different.”
Elizabeth’s Career: Woman of Many Talents
To date, Elizabeth has tried her hands in many careers, including acting in movies and TV shows, writing stories for magazines, and authoring books. And somehow, she has managed to receive acknowledgment for all her works.
That being said, she has been most active as a writer and lately working on her first novel for children titled Piper Peregrine Vs. The Consortium For Better Thinking.
However, it is not disclosed when it will get published. But if we go by her social media bio, her book is to get published in 2022. Her Twitter bio reads, “Book out from S&S 2022.”
In addition, she goes by the pen name EA Hanks, also her username on both her Twitter and Instagram accounts as a writer.
Her Instagram and Twitter bio also gives an idea of her writing career and the publications she has work for. For example, her present Instagram bio briefly reads, “Bylines: Guardian, NYT, Time, etc. Book out 2022 from S&S.”
According to Heavy, her Twitter bio previously read, “Bylines: Guardian, NYT, Buzzfeed, Time. Currently at work on a book about a thing for a publisher.”
Likewise, her website bio reveals that she has had written for magazines such as The Awl, Jezebel, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, and Time Magazine.
A glimpse into Elizabeth’s Instagram feed will give you an idea about how obsessed she is with the books. She is indeed an avid book reader and aspires to publish her own book or novel.
As for her acting career, Elizabeth has made a few appearances in movies and TV shows, even though she never saw acting as her priority like her father and late mother.
To further pinpoint things, she acted in her father’s projects when she was a child.
According to IMDb, her first acting credit is in the 1996 movie Forrest Gump where she played a school bus girl. She denied the young Forrest to sit with him during Forrest’s first bus ride to school.
Similarly, she also played the role of “bored girl in dress shop” in the 1996 film That Thing You Do!
From the above-mentioned projects: Elizabeth’s father, Tom, won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for portraying the title character in Forrest Gump. Similarly, the actor had written and directed That Thing You Do!
Apart from that, she has acting credits in Big City Greens (2019) and City Kitties: The Article (2019).
What Is Elizabeth Hanks’ Net Worth?
With her work, Elizabeth has earned a good amount of respect, love, and admiration from people. Besides those aspects, she also added decent bucks in her purse. But that being said, the writer is yet to disclose her net worth figures.
On the contrary, her father, Tom, owns a big purse, as he is one of the world’s richest actors.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has a net worth of $400 million from his stint as an actor, director, writer, and producer.
Is Elizabeth Hanks Married to Husband?
Elizabeth isn’t vocal about her love life in public which has hindered us from knowing whether she is married to a husband, dating a boyfriend, or just living a single life.
The only time she ever talked about relationships, and her feelings was in one of her articles in The Guardian magazine in January 2015. The article was titled “It’s time to stop playing the Girl That Got Away in your ex-boyfriend’s fantasies.”
In the opinion piece, she wrote about the guys she had gone out with, along with her experiences of the notion of love and the kind of person one desires to date.
She wrote, “We have all fallen in love with the idea of a person, rather than the reality. We have the chimeric glimmers of other people’s lives we get on social media – a glance at a living room on Instagram, a reference to a movie on Facebook.”
“We patch together enough broken puzzle pieces and create the idea of a person that suits us,” she added. “These people we create are projections of our own emotion and desires, insecurities and hopes. They look like our pasts but are nothing but mangled manifestations of our present.”
She further revealed that she held a good relationship with all her ex-boyfriends, and in one instance, she even attended the wedding of her first ex-boyfriend.
The article ended with a disclosure that she was single by referring to herself as a blank canvas.
Faizon Love Discusses Health and Fixation on Weight Loss
Faizon Love said that there is racism when it comes to big people.
Faizon Love, who was originally named Langston Faizon Santisima and was born in Cuba, is an actor and comedian.
He is most famous for his appearances in various comedy movies such as The Meteor Man, Don’t Be a Menace, Friday, BAP*S, Elf, The Replacements, Made, and Couples Retreat.
Additionally, he lent his voice to the character of Sean “Sweet” Johnson in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and played the role of Wendell Wilcox on the television show The Parent ‘Hood.
He defended Lizzo after an interviewer mentioned that Kanya West and others fat-shamed her, accusing her of promoting an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are some more details on the topic.
Faizon Love opened up about fat shaming and health
During an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, West criticized the body-positivity movement by using Lizzo as an example. West referred to Lizzo as his “good friend” and explained that when she loses weight, she is attacked on social media by “bots” who promote the idea that being overweight is a desirable goal when in reality, it is unhealthy.
In an Interview with VLAD TV, Love was asked by the interviewer, “ A lot of people, you know, including Kanye and so forth have fat-shamed Lizzo. He mentioned Lizzo and how they are promoting an unhealthy lifestyle.”
The interviewer mentioned how in the industry, no one raises a similar question when other male artists are heavy like DJ Khalid, and it’s a kinda sexist thing to address women like Lizzo and other artists.
“Now someone who is heavyset himself, how do you feel when someone talks about Lizzo,” he asked Love. To which he replied, “There is racism against big people, and also there are these theories that because you are big you’re unhealthy. That’s a [expletive] lie.”
He continued, “It’s for stupid people. Cause, I know a lot of skinny [people] dying right now, that is very unhealthy. You know Halle Berry has diabetes.”
Faizon Love sued Universal in 2020
Love sued Universal in November 2020 over his and Kali Hawk’s removal from the international poster of “Couples Retreat,” claiming it was racism.
Following the lawsuit, Love issued a statement: “This film was a big money-maker for Universal, but instead of honoring my work and my contract, the studio chose to render me invisible to billions of moviegoers around the world,” as per Variety.
His suit also claimed that Vince Vaughn had advised him “that making a big deal about his removal from the poster would not be good for his career at that time.”
Love claimed Universal did not honor a previous agreement to feature him in future films, which affected his career, but he withdrew the lawsuit in January 2021 after reaching an amicable agreement with Universal.
Despite this, Love continued to find work in smaller roles and projects, as per his IMDb page, including appearances on Black-ish and Step Up: High Water. Love stated in a 2016 interview that his work created roles for other actors.
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Everything about Chef Erin French’s Net Worth and Career
How much is her net worth?
Erin French, an American chef, has amassed a sizable net worth as a result of her culinary skills.
French has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of this writing. Her restaurant, The Lost Kitchen, is her main source of income.
She also initiated the television show named after her acclaimed restaurant. The first season of the show, which debuted on Discovery+ on January 3rd, 2021, consisted of six episodes. Likewise, season two of the show premiered on October 22, 2022.
Besides, she is the author of two popular books. Her first book, The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, was released in 2017, followed by Finding Freedom in the Lost Kitchen in 2021. French recently published her third book, Untitled French Cookbook Fall 2023.
The Chef undoubtedly earned a sizable sum of money from her books and television program. Additionally, French has 252K Instagram followers, where she documents her daily life as well as what happens behind the scenes at her restaurant.
Erin French spent most of her childhood in her father’s cafe
French was interested in cooking from an early age. Her father, Jeffery Richardson, owned a cafe in town, which provided her with opportunities to develop an interest in cooking.
The chef began her cooking career at her father’s cafe. She used to take on various tasks, which included dishwashing, waiting tables, and also frying pancakes in her cafe. Likewise, by the time she was 14, she could flip hamburgers in her parent’s diner.
More on Erin French’s career
In 2011, French and her ex-husband Todd opened a restaurant named The Lost Kitchen together. However, the business wasn’t successful, and Todd closed it without consulting her.
Later, the chef reopened the restaurant following her divorce. Initially, she employed only female chefs and sourced ingredients from her farmer friends. She gets some of her recipes from her mother and grandmother, which she elevates and makes her own.
Erin French enjoyed creating new dishes. (Source: Instagram)
In an interview with Food and Wine, French stated, “I get the best produce. My friend will text me a photo of a cauliflower in her field, and I will say, ‘Bring me 12 of those.’ Later, that friend will serve the cauliflower herself.” Moreover, the chef even made the tables out of barn boards and plumbing fixtures.
As previously stated, shortly after opening The Lost Kitchen, French initiated the television show of the same name. Her restaurant grew in popularity over time, and customers now travel long distances to dine there. French restaurant’s success is largely due to the success of her television show. She has become a household name in the food world.
The chef also received a James Beard Award in 2016. She previously entertained celebrities such as Martha Stewart. She received approximately 20,000 cards per year, making it one of the most difficult restaurants in the country to book.
Furthermore, the chef credited her new husband with keeping her afloat during the pandemic. She told People, “I was fearful no one would ever love me again. I felt tainted. But the relationship I’m in now — he’s so supportive and is never trying to put a cap on me.”
Alvin Bragg and Wife Jamila Ponton Bragg Married for Nearly Two Decades
Alvin Bragg and his wife will mark their 20th anniversary in November 2023.
Alvin Bragg is currently a trending name on the internet for being the Manhattan District Attorney overlooking former US President Donald Trump’s alleged role in paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels with whom he allegedly had an affair.
Since Bragg is looking over the high-profile case, he has been gaining attention not only on a national level but on a worldwide level. And those people have been eager to know more about the first person of color to serve as the New York County District Attorney.
Is Alvin Bragg married to a wife?
As of this writing, Alvin is in a long-term marital relationship with his wife, Jamila Ponton Bragg. The married couple shared the wedding vows on November 1, 2003, and have been together since then.
As per The New York Times, Alvin met his future wife while they were enrolled at Harvard University — Alvin was pursuing a law degree then. In contrast, Jamila was pursuing a master’s degree in education.
Alvin Bragg with his wife, Jamila Ponton Bragg, during their wedding ceremony (Photo: Instagram)
How they fell in love and when they began dating is currently unknown. But after being in a relationship for some time, they decided to get settled down and tied the knot at the Heinz Memorial Chapel in Pittsburgh.
At the time of their wedding, the then-30-year-old Alvin was serving as an assistant New York State attorney general. Similarly, his then-29-year-old wife worked as a program director at a New York-based nonprofit youth organization named Girls Incorporated.
From the day Alvin and Jamila got married to the present day, they have always been together and supported each other in every step of their lives. And their marital life got even happier when they welcomed two children; a daughter named Maya and a son named Mark.
However, little to no information is available about his children, as both of them have kept their kids out of the limelight. Nonetheless, the family of four was seen together at an event in June 2021, where Alvin was a speaker — his wife and kids were also on stage.
Who is Alvin Bragg’s wife?
Alvin’s wife, Jamila, is the founder of a theatre production company named JamRock Productions, LLC. As per America Theatre, the company is committed to working for, about, and by women. Jamila’s debut as a co-producer was in March 2020 on Charles Randolph-Wright’s play Blue.
Before doing this, she used to work for other companies. Per her LinkedIn profile, her career started as a project director for Girls Incorporated, where she worked from December 1999 to December 2005.
After that, she joined The Atlantic Philanthropies as a special assistant to the CEO in June 2006 and served in that position until her departure in November 2007. From February to October 2012, she worked as an educational outreach manager for The Electric Company in a Sesame Workshop.
An old picture of Alvin Bragg with his wife, Jamila Ponton Bragg, and their children (Photo: Instagram)
In April 2015, she joined the Emma Bowen Foundation as a consultant and worked there for almost three and a half years — she left in August 2018. There are no other details about her profession since then, as it seems she hasn’t updated her profile.
Coming over to Jamila’s family, The New York Times mentions her father’s name is James A. Ponton, and her mother’s name is Ocie M. Ponton. As per the outlet, Jamila’s father had died before her wedding to Alvin. As for her mother, she is a teacher.
Alvin Bragg’s Wiki: bio and family
Born in 1973, Alvin celebrates his birthday every year on October 21. As of this writing, he is 49 years of age. Likewise, his zodiac sign is Libra, and his birth name is Alvin Leonard Bragg Jr.
The former assistant United States Attorney was raised as a single child in the suburbs of Manhattan, New York. As for his parents, they are named Alvin Bragg Sr. and Sadie Bragg. Unfortunately, his parents are now deceased.
The DA’s father – who died on March 18, 2014 – used to serve as a Manhattan-based director of the New York Urban League. Furthermore, Alvin’s mother – who died on October 31, 2018 – worked for Borough of Manhattan Community College as their vice president for academic affairs.
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