Who are Tom Hanks' children? Inside the lives of Chet, Truman, Colin and Elizabeth Ann Hanks

Colin and Truman stuck to films and filmmaking, while Elizabeth forged a successful career in writing

                            Who are Tom Hanks' children? Inside the lives of Chet, Truman, Colin and Elizabeth Ann Hanks
(L-R) Samantha Bryant, Colin Hanks, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Chet Hanks, and Truman Theodore Hanks (Getty Images)

After a bloody fight with ex-girlfriend Kiana Parker, Chet Hanks isn't exactly on parents Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's favorite person list. But they can breathe easy at least knowing that the rest of the brood shines relatively brighter.

Colin, 43, and Elizabeth, 38, are from the Oscar winner's first marriage with Samantha Lewes. The couple divorced in 1987, after which he married Rita and welcomed two sons, Chet, 30, and Truman, 23.


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Colin followed in his father's footsteps but carved a niche for himself in the film industry. Over the years, Colin's works have been received with applaud and adulation among peers and beyond. He has worked in shows like 'Roswell' and 'Mad Men', and even got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Gus Grimly in 'Fargo'. Colin has starred in the 'Jumanji' series of movies and has directed 'All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.' He married publicist Samantha Bryant in 2010 and they have two kids together.


LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Colin Hanks attends the 10th Annual Young Literati Toast at Hudson Loft on April 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)


Elizabeth, however, took a slightly different route. She graduated from Vassar with a degree in English Literature and later, joined the Huffington Post as associate news editor. She is currently working on wrapping up her first Children's novel 'Piper Peregrine Vs. The Consortium For Better Thinking.' Truman, however, decided to stick to the path Tom took. The little one may have been enamored by the world of cinema but he preferred to stay off the limelight. 'The Stanford grad was a trainee in the camera department on 'Babylon Berlin' and even worked on 'Black Widow.'


(L-R) Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Truman Theodore Hanks, and Elizabeth Hanks attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)


This leaves us with Chet. Getting into a violent exchange with a woman and subsequent legal implications are the tip of the iceberg. He has had a rockier road than his siblings. He battled drug addiction and was once a wanted man in the UK after he allegedly trashed a hotel room. However, Chet put all of this behind when the time came to welcome his daughter Michaiah in April 2016. Unfortunately, he couldn't stay on the clean track for long enough.

Less than a week ago, Chet found himself in a soup when a video (obtained by TMZ) of his bleeding profusely went around the internet. Moments before he is attacked, Chet can be seen accusing Kiana of threatening him with a knife. The next thing we know, Chet has a gushing wound while he says: “Wow, now you’re trying to flip the story." He was convinced Kiana was stealing from him and charging her rent to his credit cards. What followed was a nasty war of words that may or may not have physically harmed them.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Actor Chet Hanks attends the Screening of the BET Series "Tales" at DGA Theater on June 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)

Meanwhile, Chet’s attorney, Marty Singer, told Page Six a week ago: ''The day after Chet Hanks confronted Kiana Parker about stealing money from his credit card, while Ms. Parker was accompanied by a huge male carrying a gun, she viciously attacked Chet with a knife, which caused him to profusely bleed. It is all on video and the undisputed video tells the whole story. Her claims are completely false, fabricated and fictional."

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