In life, some people work very hard to achieve fame by constantly putting in time and effort to the work they do. However, other persons do not have to work too hard to become famous because they were born into fame as a result of their family’s reputation in society. Truman Theodore Hanks is a man who perfectly fits into the second category of people.
Born into a popular Hollywood family, Truman has always enjoyed the fanfare that fame brings the way of people who have been thrust into the spotlight. Today, the media beams the searchlight his way every time seeking for some more information on his life.
Who Is Truman Theodore Hanks?
Truman Theodore Hanks was born on the 26th of December, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Truman was born as the youngest member of the famous Hanks family. His father, Tom Hanks is a very famous and successful US movie star who has stunned America with his superb acting skills over the years. Because of his family’s celebrity status, Truman has been famous since birth as the public has always wanted to know some more about Tom Hank’s children, Truman inclusive.
Details about Truman’s early life is not quite known because his parents apparently did a good job in keeping his life quite private and away from the prying eyes of the public. Growing up, he rarely made public appearances with his parents and has kept a low profile most of his life.
Not much is known about where Truman had his schooling but we do know that around 2012 when he was 16 years old, he was in high school, the name of which has not been revealed. Over the years, he has grown into a fine, respectable young man who is trying to make a name for himself outside his family’s fame.
1. His Parents Are Movie Legends
Truman was born to very famous parents who are considered American movie legends. His father, Tom Hanks is one of most revered actors in America who began his career as far back as 1979 in New York. He has appeared in many high profile movies including Forrest Gump, Cast Away, Sleepless in Seattle, Turner & Hooch, and many more. In the process, he has made hundreds of millions of dollars and has won several awards including a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Truman’s mother, Rita Wilson is also a revered movie star who made her first appearance in a movie as far back as 1972 in The Brady Bunch. She has featured in loads of movies over time including Sleepless in Seattle, a movie she acted alongside her husband. She has also appeared in TV series and has also produced many movies, including the 2002 film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Today, she is widely celebrated as one of the most successful actresses in the US.
2. His Siblings Have All Appeared In Movies
Apart from his parents, Truman’s siblings have all made movie appearances. Truman has an elder brother called Chet Hanks who was born on the 4th of August, 1990. Chet is an actor who has appeared in movies such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008, Larry Crowne in 2011, Empire in 2015 and Tales in 2017.
Truman also has two step-siblings who are products from his father’s first marriage to the late Samantha Lewes, who was also a great actress. His step-brother, Colin Hanks is a respected actor, producer, and director who has been in the industry for quite a while. He is popular for his roles in films such as King Kong, Orange County, The House Bunny, and The Great Buck Howard. Truman’s step-sister Elizabeth Ann Hanks is now a writer but has also made appearances in movies such as That Thing You Do! and Forest Gump. As it stands, Truman is the only member of his family who has not featured in a movie.
3. He’s An Ice Hockey Fan
Truman is a sports lover. He is especially a fan of ice hockey. Sources say he has been a lover of the sport since he was a child and as he grew older, his love for the game grew. Occasionally, he has been spotted at venues of ice hockey games to cheer for his team. Truman is a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, an Ice hockey team in Los Angeles and has been seen many times watching and cheering for the players. Sometimes, his father, Hanks also goes with him to the hockey games to watch the Los Angeles Kings.
Truman has always been a quiet person who has managed to keep his personal life very private. Despite being in the spotlight as a celebrity kid, he has kept his love life out of the public space and today, there are no reports or indications to point to whether or not he is dating anyone. At the moment, it may be safe to assume that Truman is single.
Details about Truman’s height is not readily available. However, we know that the young man is not as tall as his father who stands at 6′ 0″. But then, he is taller than his mother, Rita Wilson who stands at 5′ 8″. Our conclusion is that Truman must be standing at 5′ 9″.