Tom Hanks is a Hollywood elite and one of the most prolific actors of our generation with a career spanning decades. 

The actor has starred in several fan-favorite movies that saw him traveling to space, fighting in a war, and solving mysteries, 

And during his journey to becoming an acclaimed actor, Hanks also became a father to five kids

The two-time Oscar winner had two children, Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks, with his first wife, Samantha Lewes, before they divorced in 1987. 

Tom remarried Rita Wilson in 1988, had two more children, and became a stepfather to Wilson's kid from a previous marriage.

All of his children have pursued a career in movies and music, but Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Tom's only daughter, followed a different creative outlet. 

However, as a kid, she tried her hand at acting and appeared in her father's critically acclaimed 1994 movie Forrest Gump.

She starred as the schoolgirl who didn't allow Forrest to sit next to her on the bus. 

Two years later, she appeared briefly in That Thing You Do!

Where Is Tom Hanks' Daughter Elizabeth Ann Hanks Now?

Eventually, she stopped acting and studied literature at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland for a year.

After that, she enrolled at Vassar College in upstate New York and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in English and literature.

After graduating, she became a writer who now publishes under the name E.A. Hanks, also her name on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Elizabeth gained prominence as a writer when top-class magazines like Time and The Guardian published her works. 

According to Suggest, she is currently working on her first children's novel, Piper Peregrine Vs. The Consortium For Better Thinking. 

In 2019, her father opened up to The New York Times about how differently she and her brother Colin were raised compared to her two other half brothers. 

"My son and daughter was born when I was very young. But that means we have this gestalt understanding because they remember when their dad was just a guy trying to, you know, make the rent," said Tom.

Tom Hank's daughter, Elizabth Ann Hanks' message for her father

Tom Hanks' daughter, Elizabeth Ann Hanks' message for her father (Source: Elizabeth Ann Hanks/Instagram)

He added that his other kids were born after he had "established a beachhead in every way," and so their lives were not the same. 

Elizabeth Ann Hanks Is Proud of Her Father

It is not a secret that Tom is a family man, as he has often gushed about his family. 

These values have been instilled in his kids as well, including daughter Elizabeth. 

In 2020, the entire Hanks family was present when the Saving Private Ryan actor was present with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes.

The award is given to one recipient annually, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

Elizabeth took to her Instagram and posted a photo of her entire family, accompanied by a message for her father. 

"Team Hanks is proud. And I am proud and more than that lucky, to have a father who has taught me to always tell the truth, to move forward, that the hang is the best part of circus life and that to make art is a gift from the gods," wrote the author.