- NAME: Tom Hanks
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor, Director
- BIRTH DATE: July 09, 1956 (Age: 57)
- Did You Know?: Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1993 and 1994 for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump, respectively. He was the first actor to accomplish the feat in 50 years.
- Did You Know?: In 2002, Tom Hanks became the youngest person to receive the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.
- EDUCATION: California State University, Sacramento
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Concord, California
- Full Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
- AKA: Tom Hanks
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Former sitcom actor Tom Hanks is the much-beloved star of such Hollywood hits as Splash, Big, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Toy Story and many more.
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Hanks and Wilson have two children, Chester and Truman.
Hanks recently revealed that he has been facing a health challenge. He admitted in October 2013 that he has Type 2 Diabetes. Hanks shared this information with late night talk show host David Lettermman on Letterman's program. "I went to the doctors and they said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been living with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated. You've got Type 2 diabetes.'"
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