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Sandra Hanks


Facts of Sandra Hanks

Full NameSandra Hanks
First NameSandra
Last NameHanks
Birth CountryUnited States
Father NameAmos Mefford Hanks
Father ProfessionCook
Mother NameJanet Marylyn Frager
No Of Children2
SibilingsTom Hanks, Jim Hanks and Larry Hanks

Sandra Hanks is best recognized as the elder sister of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks. Sandra is a full-time writer

One of her best selling includes ‘The Guide to U.S. Infant Adoption.’ The book is all about the procedures and regulations to be observed during adoption. Her book “Papaya... and Other Seeds" is a collection of short stories.

One of the two actors to have won two consecutive awards.

Tom Hanks is one of the industry actors to receive 2 Oscar awards consecutively for best actor after Spencer Tracy. Tom’s first Oscar was for the film Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a legal drama film based on a true story. The film has acknowledged HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and Homophobia. 

His 2nd Oscar was for Forrest Gump 1994, the movie that became the second highest-grossing in 1994

Married life

Sandra was married to her boyfriend, Benoiton long time back. After her marriage, the couple moved to the United Kingdom

Since Benoiton was a Seychelles citizen, the couple later moved to Seychelles and opened a cafe in Baie Lazare.

Divorced her husband

The marriage could not last long when the couple decided to part their ways. Sandra divorced her husband and started living a single life. She is currently residing in Seychelles with her kids.

Her parents are no more in this world

She was born to her father, Amos Mefford Hanks, and mother, Janet Marylyn Frager. Her father was a chef, and her mother was a hospital worker. 

However, they ended their marriage with divorce in 1960. They are no longer in this world. Her father passed away in 1992 at the age of 68. Her mother passed away in 2016 at the age of 84

She was raised alongside two siblings out of her three siblings 

After her parents divorced, her father was raised alongside her two younger brothers, Tom Hanks and Larry Hanks. While her youngest brother, Jim, was raised by her mother in Red Bluff, California

Her brother Larry is an entomologist, and her brother Jim is an actor, director, producer, and cinematographer. However, the bond between them is sweet and strong. 

Although she is far from her brothers, she is regularly in touch with her brothers via Skype, chat, and phones. 

When Tom Hanks and his wife were infected with  COVID-19, she regularly updated fans about their health conditions.

A single parent of her two adopted children 

She is the mother of her two adopted children. After her divorce, she became a single parent. She adopted her first child at the age of 17  and her second child at the age of 55

As a doting mother, she worked as a bartender, a dental nurse, a rock band manager, heroin-abuse counselor, a TV news presenter, a business owner, and a radio host to raise her children. 

 She also considers motherhood as a full-time job. 

Net Worth 

Sandra has worked in multiple jobs from an early age. After working all her life, she is fully living a joyous life as a writer, which she was passionate about. 

She had amassed a decent amount from her career. Her brother, Tom, is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors who have amassed a considerable amount of income as a most successful actor. 

He is the 25th richest actor in the world. 

 Year Net worth 
Tom Hanks 2020$400 million 
Sandra Hanks 2020$2000


  1. Her exact date of birth is not revealed.

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