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Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks’s Son Also Rises

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From: US Weekly, p. 40 : 3.27.00

Faces & Places Spotlight:
“Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks’s Son Also Rises” by Kindra Peach

Age: 22. Hometown: Sacramento, California, where he and his sister,
Elizabeth, now 17, were raised by their mother, Samatha Lewes, a former actress. (Lewes and Tom Hanks split when Colin was 8.)

Current residence: Los Angeles. Hanks has lives on his own since moving out of his mother’s house at age 17. “I love my mother, but I don’t talk to her much,” he says, “It’s a strained relationship.” The green mile: “I was on the soccer team in high school and during warm ups, I’d hear ‘Run, Forrest, run!”

Dork victory: Hanks stars as geeky Alex Whitman on the WB’s sci-fi drama Roswell and as a square peg in the teen comedy Whatever It Takes.

Love scene: Hanks met his girlfriend, Busy Philipps (Freaks and Geeks), three years ago, while studying theater at Los Angeles’s Loyola Marymount College.

Hank you: Being Tom’s kid does have its perks, such as the time Colin met his idol, Les Claypool, lead singer of the band Primus. “He raised his hands and said, ‘Ah, the son of Gump!’ recalls Hanks. “That’s the only time I’ll ever enjoy being called that.”


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