Samantha Bryant: Biography and Wiki About Colin Hanks’ Wife


Have you been curious about why some people are famous and others are poked in the clouds? And when someone from the shadows come into the light following the limelight of the famous one, you tend to Google about that person a lot. Samantha Bryant is one of those who came into the limelight because of her connection with one of the rising stars of Hollywood. Samantha launched herself in the media as the wife of Colin Hanks. Though she has worked as a New York publicist and production assistant in Hollywood for a while, her identity is rooted as Colin’s wife.

Samantha Bryant’s Trivia about Life under Shadow

Samantha Bryant was born on June 6, 1978, in Dade, USA. She was raised and brought up in the USA. There she attended New World School of the Arts. New World High School of the arts is a public magnet high school and college located in Downtown Miami, Florida. She was honored with a bachelor degree in Arts.

Samantha Bryant is the name that popped up when she took away the heart of most handsome bachelor Colin Hanks. Samantha gained popularity following her husband’s name. Bryant seems to be a very private person and rarely speaks about her personal life. With the fact that she has been closed-mouth to the public, her early childhood, family, educational qualification is still a matter of secrecy.

Samantha’s Relation with the Hanks Family

Doesn’t it seem like Colin Hanks loves the name, Samantha? Let’s call it fate or coincidence, Colin Hanks fell in love with the girl whose name reminds him of her mother. Colin’s beau Samantha’s name matches with late actress Samantha Lewes. Samantha Bryant is the wife of Colin Hanks. Colin Hanks is the son of late actress Samantha Lewes and legendary actor Tom Hanks. So, this makes her daughter in law of the renowned personalities of Hollywood.

When one belongs to the popular family in Hollywood, then he/she cannot escape from the limelight and the media. Mrs. Hanks’ name is also continuously being popped up in the media. Whether it’s due to her marriage with Hanks, being pregnant with Colin’s child, or walking the red carpet with hubby, she is continuously being pampered by the paparazzi.

Samantha and Colin’s Road to Romance

Samantha-Bryant-Colin-HanksColin Hanks was listed among the hottest bachelors by People magazine in 2013. He was among those guys who could ring bells in heart of any girl. Majority of the girls got a heartache when their crush handsome hunk got married to Samantha Bryant. Bryant is the lucky girl who gets to call herself Mrs. Colin Hanks.

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant met through mutual friends. They never paid attention to each other though they knew each other for a long time. Hanks told the New York Times:

“We had the same group of friends and knew each other, but never paid attention to it.”

Bryant and Colin started their relationship with friendship. They became friends and then lovers. They found they had strong chemistry and soon after they started dating each other. In a rare interview, Samantha explained her relationship with Colin before exchanging heartstrings with Colin as:

“He was the perfect gentleman.”

The statement made Colin flattered and think about Samantha. We all know what happened next and the rest is all history. After dating for a while, the adorable couple got engaged in June 2009. The following year they got hitched in a lavishing wedding ceremony.

Samantha and Colin Hanks’ Wedding: A Lavishing Affair

Samantha Bryant walked down the aisle with Colin Hanks on May 8, 2010. The pair said ‘I do’ at sunset on the roof of swanky London West Hollywood hotel. The entire rooftop pool area was rented out for their wedding ceremony. The venue was beautifully decorated with huge ball lamps hung over the actual pool area. The wedding was witnessed by about 300 guests that included big Hollywood names like Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth, and Alyssa Milano.


Rumors have it that other guests of the hotel were asked to leave the pool starting from 3 pm so that the crews would decorate the venue for the A-class wedding.  In an effort to neutralize the inconvenience caused to the guests, they were handed out some free drinks.

Prior to meeting Samantha, Colin has shared a romantic relationship with actress Busy Phillips. They together attended Loyola Marymount University. After sharing a courtship for few years, they broke up. As it was in the destiny of Colin, soon after breaking up with Phillips, he met Samantha Bryant.

With over 8 years of marital bliss now, the pair are having a smooth relationship and their bond is growing stronger with the time. The couple is seen appearing in red carpets hand in hand in many events. Recently, they appeared in Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018. Together they are proud parents of two adorable daughters named Olivia and Charlotte.

Samantha Bryant’s Children

Samantha-Bryant-KidsBryant chose to keep aside her career when she gave birth to two beautiful daughters. Bryant and Hanks welcomed their first baby Olivia Jane Hanks on February 1, 2011, in Los Angeles. She happens to be the first grandchild of Hollywood nicest man Tom Hanks. On Olivia’s birth, a source close to the actor told:

“The family is home and everyone’s happy and healthy.”

Likewise, the couple again welcomed baby no. 2 in July 2, 2013 right after two years of embracing parenthood for the first time. The couple announced they were expecting a second child in April when they appeared for the premiere of Tom Hanks’s play Lucky Guy. Once Colin Hanks joked about fatherhood saying:

“A baby’s existence for the first three months is a one-way street. One person is doing all the work and the other is crying, sleeping, and pooping. But, since our daughter joined us, the spectrum has widened. My job is to recreate moments between people and when you are able to look at moments differently, you get deeper meaning in things.”

Bryant’s husband Colin shared US Weekly exclusively that his daughters have no idea how famous their grandfather is. Colin said:

“They really don’t care how famous he is although he reminds them every day. They spend time with their grandpa like every other play-date with a grandfather. The grandparent gives them stuff they shouldn’t be having, and the grandparents don’t listen to what the parents are saying they should be doing.”

He added:

“Children are great humblers. They don’t care what you do or what you have done. They just want to do their kid stuff.”

Colin Hanks and Bryant are enjoying their family life. He never misses any chance to brag how doting Bryant is as a mom.

Bryant’s Identity Other Than Being Called Colin’s Wife  

Prior to meeting Colin, Samantha worked as a publicist in New York. The former publicist gripped the attention as the wife of Colin’s wife. She then tried to make a career in the acting industry just like husband Colin. She debuted in the showbiz industry in 1986 playing as Barbara in the TV series, “The Singing Detective”. Later, she decided to make her career behind the camera in Hollywood. Samantha then started working as a production assistant. In 2005, she worked as an assistant to director Jon Favreau in the science fiction movie ” Zathura: A Space Adventure.” Meanwhile, she has also directed a TV short documentary Still Swingin’.  Her other works as production assistant include First Time Flippers in 2013 and Grave Mysteries in 2017.

Samantha Bryant is completely a family person. She keeps her family as the prime priority of her life. After giving birth to two beautiful daughters, she sidelined her own career in Hollywood. She is happy being a mother and housewife taking responsibility of the family. While Colin is busy working on his career, Samantha is taking care of the home front.

Samantha Bryant’s Net Worth: Is She Rich??

Samantha belongs to a wealthy family in Hollywood. Her father-in-law veteran actor Tom Hanks and her husband Colin has earned a massive fortune from their career. Likewise, Samantha has worked as a New York publicist for the most part of life and also worked in Hollywood for a while. From this, we can guess she has somewhat garnered a fair amount of fortune. It has been assumed that  her net worth is $4,00,000. However, her exact net worth and salary has not been revealed yet. She is living a lavishing lifestyle as she shares the fortune of his millionaire husband. As Samantha’s career has taken a backseat now, she is currently enjoying the net worth that amounts $15 million earned by husband Colin Hanks. He has earned an impressive amount from his inclining career.

Samantha with no Hollywood background eventually came to the spotlight upon her relationship with Colin. Since then, she has been a name that everyone wants to know about. The doting mother spends her time looking after her children and whenever she gets time, she accompanies Colin at various events, travels to different places and cherishes every moment.




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