Who was Samantha Lewes?
How well are you introduced to the personal life of Tom Hanks? Well, Samantha was a rather big part of it. She bore him their two children, Elizabeth and Colin, but since then, the two have gone their separate ways, and Samantha has passed away. If you want to find out more about her, from her childhood days to events that led to her death, then stay with us for a while, as we are about to bring you closer to Tom Hanks’ deceased ex-wife.
Samantha was born as Susan Jane Dillingham on the 29th November 1952, in San Diego, California USA, and was an actress, however, she obtained real fame through her marriage to the Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks.
Samantha Lewes Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Samantha managed to hide away all information in regards to her childhood, from names and profession of her parents, to whether she has any siblings or not. We can only tell you that after she matriculated, Samantha enrolled at Sacramento State University, where she met Tom Hanks.
Samantha wasn’t involved extensively in the acting world, though she made a few appearances on screen, such as in the TV series “Bosom Buddies” in 1981, and later in the television film “Mr. Success”. After that, she became more focused on her family and left the acting world for good.
Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks Love Story
The two met at the Sacramento State University, and soon after started a romantic relationship. Samantha four years older than Tom apparently got the young aspiring actor around her little finger, in no time and when Tom was only 21 years old, the two welcomed their first child, Colin Hanks. Samantha and Tom exchanged their wedding vows in a ceremony on the 24th September 1978, and had a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hanks in 1982, remaining together until 1987 when they divorced, apparently because Tom had an affair with the actress, Rita Wilson.
Samantha Lewes Death
Following the end of her and Tom’s marriage, Samantha remained out of the spotlight for the rest of her life, until it was found out that she was diagnosed with bone cancer in the early 2000s. Upon learning her diagnosis, Tom hired a specialist to help her, but there was no cure as the cancer had already had spread to her lungs and other parts of her body. Sadly, Samantha passed away on the 12th March 2002.
Samantha Lewes Net Worth
Although Samantha focused more on her family rather than a career, her professional endeavors certainly increased her wealth to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Samantha Lewes was, at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lewes’ net worth was as high as $15 million, from her own efforts and divorce settlement – Tom Hanks’ net worth is now estimated at over $350 million.
Now that we have shared all there is to know about Samantha, let’s share some information about her children, and we will start with her oldest child, born Colin Lewes Dillingham on the 24th November 1977 in Sacramento, California USA, following the marriage of Tom and Samantha, Colin officially became Hanks. He went to Sacramento Country Day School, and after matriculation enrolled at Chapman University, however, he later transferred to Loyola Marymount University but left the studies before obtaining a degree.
He has followed his parents into the entertainment world and has already earned a name for himself with roles such as Shaun Brumder in the film “Orange County”, then as Preston in “King Kong”, and also as Gus Grimly in the TV series “Fargo”, among many others.
However, he made his acting debut in the film “That Thing You Do!” in 1996, directed by his father. His first recurring role was as Alex Witman in the TV series “Roswell”, while his breakthrough role was as Shaun Brumder in the comedy-drama film “Orange County” in 2002.
Colin Hanks net worth is authoritatively estimated at $15 million, as of late 2018.
Colin is married to Samantha Bryant and has two children with her.
Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Elizabeth was born on the 17th May 1982 in Los Angeles, California USA, and is also an actress, just like her parents and her older brother, however, she has also pursued other interests such as writing, and has since worked for the Huffington Post, and is the children’s book editor for the Los Angeles Review of Book.
Elizabeth attended Archer School for Girls, and after matriculation enrolled at Vassar College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and literature in 2004, and then spent a year in Scotland, where she also studied literature. She put an end to her studies when she became proficient in the Spanish Language.
When it comes to her acting career, Elizabeth made only a couple of minor appearances in films in which her father starred, including the highly-acclaimed “Forrest Gump” in 1994, and “That Thing You Do!” in 1996. Following the end of her studies, she got a job with the Huffington Post, where she would become a full-time editor.
Elizabeth Hanks’ net worth is authoritatively estimated at $3 million, as of late 2018.