Elizabeth Ann Hanks was bornon 17 May 1982 in Los Angeles, California, United States, American, is Actress. Elizabeth Ann Hanks is an American writer and actress. She is associated with several editorials including the politically liberal American news and opinion website ‘The Huffington Post’. Better known in the publishing industry as EA Hanks, Elizabeth also served the literary review journal ‘Los Angeles Review of Books’ (LARB) as the Children’s Editor. Apart from her own professional endeavours, Elizabeth has also garnered attention since her childhood as daughter of famous American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks, and his ex-wife, Samantha Lewes. Inspired by her father’s brilliant and award winning performances, she forayed into acting. Her acting pursuits Academy Award winning American comedy-drama film ‘Forrest Gump’ starring her father Tom; Tom Hanks directed American musical comedy-drama film ‘That Thing You Do!’, and in the short drama film, ‘Anchoraged’ among others. Her parents parted ways while she was quite young and later she lost her mother. She is quite close to her step-mother, Rita Wilson, who adopted her and her brother officially and along with her two step-siblings, the Hanks family seemed to live a happy life together.