About Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon.Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956,to hospital worker Janet Marylyn (née Frager)and itinerant cook Amos Mefford Hanks.Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years.
Rita Wilson (born Margarita Ibrahimoff; October 26, 1956) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer.Rita Wilson was born Margarita Ibrahimoff in Hollywood, Californiawhere she grew up.Her mother, Dorothea Tzigkou (Greek: Δωροθέα Τζίγκου), was Greek, raised in Sotirë near Dropull i Sipërm in Albania, close to the border with Greece. Her father, Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff (Bulgarian: Хасан Халилов Ибрахимов; 1920–2009), was a Bulgarian Muslim (Pomak) born in Oraio (Breshtene), Greece, close to the border with Bulgaria.Wilson’s career began with a guest appearance on The Brady Bunch in the 1972 episode “Greg’s Triangle,” where she played Pat Conway, one of the candidates running against Marcia for head cheerleader.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson love story
Tom met Rita in the early 1980s while he was starring in the ABC sitcom Bosom Buddies. Rita appeared in an episode about a video dating service. Then, they co-starred (along with John Candy) in the film Volunteers. At the time, Tom was still married to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes. But Tom has been credited with telling GQ that he and Rita felt an immediate spark: “Rita and I just looked at each other and — kaboing — that was that. I asked Rita if it was the real thing for her, and it just couldn’t be denied.”by December 1986 he and Rita had taken their romance public.The couple happily looked to the future and married on April 30, 1988.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson marriage
In 1981, Hanks met actress Rita Wilson on the set of TV comedy Bosom Buddies (1980–1982). They were reunited in 1985 on the set of Volunteers.Wilson is of Greek and Bulgarian descent, and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. Before marrying her, Hanks converted to her faith. Hanks and Wilson married in 1988.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Childrens
The couple have two sons. The older, Chester Marlon “Chet”, released a rap song in 2011 and had recurring roles in Empire and Shameless. Their younger, Truman Theodore, was born in 1995.