America’s beloved dad, Tom Hanks, has a total of four children from his two marriages. Hanks was married to his first wife, Samantha Lewes (born Susan Jane Dillingham), from 1978 until their divorce in 1987. He and Lewes share actor son Colin Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham) and actress daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks. In 2016, the Big actor admitted to BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs host, Kirsty Young, that he had his first two children before he felt too grown up himself. "I had kids very young. My son Colin was born when I was 21 and my daughter Elizabeth was born four and a half years later," Hanks said. "By then I thought I was rolling along with the natural order of things."
The A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood star married his current wife, actress and singer Rita Wilson, in 1988, years after first meeting in 1981 and reuniting (and falling in love!) in 1985 on the set of Volunteers. Hanks and Wilson share sons Chester Marlon "Chet Haze" Hanks, an ever-aspiring actor-rapper, and Truman Theodore Hanks.
While the two-time Oscar winner is a proud papa to all of his children, they couldn’t be more different from one another — and at least one of them has a bit of a reputation as a problem child, despite coming from a pretty stellar gene pool. Here’s the skinny on all four of Tom Hanks’ kids.