Samantha Lewes Overview
Samantha Lewes is most famous for being the ex-wife of world-known actor Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks is the star of many Hollywood films such as Cast Away, Forrest Gump, and The Green Mile. Samantha Lewes was a television actress herself. She is best known for the roles she played in the television shows Grange Hill (1985-1991) and Bosom Buddies (1980), where she met Hanks. Samantha died from complications from bone cancer in 2002.
As early as the 1970’s, Samantha and Lewes were already dating. They met in college and decided to move to New York so that Tom could pursue his acting career. Eventually, they would have a son and a daughter. At that time, Tom was in-between jobs and was not yet the celebrity he is today. Thus, he had to work double time, leading him and Samantha to grow apart. With their relationship getting cold, the couple eventually split. Samantha would focus on raising their children until her untimely death at the age of 49.
Samantha Lewes’s offscreen name is Susan Jane Dillingham.
What is the nationality of Samantha Lewes?
Samantha Lewes was born on November 29, 1952. Her birthplace was in San Diego, California. Samantha is American.
How tall is Samantha Lewes and how much does she weigh?
Samantha Lewes’s registered height is 5 feet 4 inches. She weighed around 122 pounds.
Is Samantha Lewes married or single?
Samantha Lewes was married to award-winning actor Tom Hanks from 1978 to 1987.
How much is Samantha Lewes’s net worth?
Samantha did not stay long in show business, since she devoted her efforts to raising her children. Still, from the money she made in acting and from the divorce settlement with Tom, Samantha Lewes’s net worth was projected to be around 15 million.
How many kids does Samantha Lewes have?
Samantha Lewes had two children with Tom Hanks. They are Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks, who like Lewes and Hanks were actors themselves.
Who is Samantha Lewes?
Samantha Lewes was the first wife of actor Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks and Samantha were just in college when they first met. They went to the Sacramento State University. It was Samantha who convinced Hanks to go to New York to pursue his acting career. Rightfully so, Hanks and Lewes went to New York, and it was there where Hanks discovered his flair for acting. With two children in tow, their relationship would go sour, leading the young couple to divorce. It was said that Tom had met his current wife, Rita Wilson, at the time he was still married with Samantha. In spite of this, Samantha remained to be a good mother well into their separation.
How did Samantha Lewes die?
Samantha’s death was quite untimely since she was only late in her forties when bone cancer claimed her life. Samantha was diagnosed with bone cancer around the year 2000. Upon finding about her condition, Tom did his best to find a specialist and save Samantha’s lives. However, Samantha’s cancer cells have already metastasized, leading her vital organs to fail. Samantha eventually died on March 12, 2002. She is survived by her son and daughter, Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks.