- Of Greek and Bulgarian ancestry.
- Family changed surname to Wilson after a local street in Southern California.
- Began her modeling career at 14, when she was discovered by a photographer.
- Made a 1981 guest appearance on the sitcom Bosom Buddies as Peter Scolari's Satan-worshipping girlfriend.
- First starring role came in 1985's comedy Volunteers, in which she played a Peace Corps worker, opposite Tom Hanks, whom she married three years later.
- Along with Hanks, served as coproducer for the 2002 hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding; convinced Hanks to produce the movie after seeing Nia Vardalos's one-woman show.
- Debuted on Broadway in 2006 playing murderess Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago.
- Active in several charitable causes and organizations, including the Moffitt Cancer Center.
- Allan Wilson — Father
- Colin Hanks — Stepson
- Tom Hanks — Husband
- Chester Marlon Hanks — Son
- Carly Reeves — Niece
- Elizabeth Hanks — Stepdaughter
- Chris Wilson — Brother
- Lily Wilson — Sister
- Dorothy Wilson — Mother
- Truman Theodore Hanks — Son
- Chet Hanks — Son
- Dorothea — Mother
- Hassan Halilov Ibrahimoff — Father
- Attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, London, England
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