The Hollywood actor Colin Hanks was born as Colin Lewes Hanks to parents father (famous Hollywood actor) Tom Hanks and mother Susan Dillingham (a.k.a. Samantha Lewes, her stage name who was an actress and movie producer) on November 24, 1977, in Sacramento, California. Colin is most renowned for his role as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, as Alex Whitman in television series Roswell, and such others.
Colin had a younger sister named Elizabeth Hanks born in 1982. He also has two half-brothers Chester Marlon Hanks (born on 1989/1990) and Truman Theodore Hanks (born in 1995) from his father and step-mother/Hollywood actress Rita Wilson. Colin's mother died in 2002 due to bone cancer.
Colin is of mixed white ethnicity with ancestry's lineage reaching to Portuguese, Austrian-Jewish, and also Polish-Jewish. He is of American nationality. The actor stands tall at the height of 6 feet and 1 inches.
The Hollywood actor studied at Sacramento Country Day School and Chapman University. Later he was transferred to Loyola Marymount University. He never earned the degree.
Colin's acting career's debut was from the movie That Thing You Do! (1996) in a small role of a Male Page. He later had a lead role in the film Orange County (2002) as the character of Shaun Brumder. He started acting in television series from a science fiction series Roswell where he portrayed the role of Alex Whitman from 1999 to 2001.
He has also voiced the show Talking Tom and Friends as the main lead Tom.
Hank went on and directed his first documentary All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. The documentary which was crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign received nearly $100,000, and later it was released in 2015.
Colin was the 2002 winner of Young Hollywood Awards for the One to Watch-Male. He has been nominated for Golden Globes as well as Primetime Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Gus Grimly in Television series Fargo (2014).
Colin has been linked with then-girlfriend Busy Philipps in the 90s when they were still in college. The actor later dated his future wife and former New York publicist, Samantha Bryant. They were engaged in June 2009 and got married on May 8, 2010, in Los Angeles. The couple is parents to two beautiful daughters: Olivia Jane Hanks born in 2011 and Charlotte Bryant Hanks born in 2013.
Acting since 1996, in his long career of 10 years, he has had a fair share of acting roles. Though his salary per movie is not known, he has been successful to accumulate the net worth of around $15 million. The actor is found active on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.