Really, Michaiah Hanks does not need a career before her name buzzes in pages as a famous person. This is because the 8-year-old is from a lineage of famous people in Hollywood. Her grandfather, Tom Hanks is a daring and one of the most awarded American actors. Then, her grandmother, Rita Wilson is also a movie star. Now, coming back to her father, Chet Hanks, he is also an American actor and rapper famed for his roles in Your Honor (2020-2021), Greyhound (2020), and Empire (2018-2019).
One would think this is all about Machaiah but that’s not the case. Her uncle, Colin Hanks is also an actor who played a role in the famous Jumanji. While there is apparently more to be told about Michaiah’s fame through her father, the question of who her mother is may linger – right? In this case, her mother is Tiffany Miles, an African-African journalist, purportedly of Jamaican descent. How would you like to know more about Tom Hanks’ granddaughter?
Let’s Explore Chet Hanks’ Daughter’s Real Age, Birth, and Mother
In case the question, “Who is Chet Hanks’ baby mama?” crosses your mind… She is Tiffany Miles and Micaiah Hank’s mother.
Before giving details about Tiffany, let’s explore Micaiah’s birth, real age, and other things surrounding her birth. Thus, she was born in April 2016. The exact date of her birth remains uncertain as different sources have conflicting dates.
According to others, Michaiah Hanks was born on 6 April while others claim that she was born on 14 April. In fact, there are also sources that suggest that the 8-year-old was born on 15 April.
Her birth was kept a secret and her father only came out in December 2016 to announce her birth. According to him, if he didn’t, the press would still do.
There are different stories told about her parent’s relationship. There are some suggestions that Michaiah was born from a one-night stand between her parents. While we are trying to find evidence for this claim, we have come across contrary suggestions about their relationship.
Chet reportedly once described Tiffany as an important woman in his life. In a report by Amo Mama, when the black man, George Floyd was killed on 25 May 2020 he paid tribute to Tiffany and also supported the cause of the black movement.
On her own and away from her relationship with Chet, Tiffany is reportedly a native of California and was born in October 1987. She is a journalist and a graduate of California State University.
Her Birth Saved Her Father – a Man Considered the “Black Sheep” in the Hanks’ Family
Chet Hanks spoke that Michaiah’s birth has helped him to overcome his struggles with substance. In a now-deleted Instagram post, he said, “She’s the reason why I turned my life around and got sober. I’ve been sober for over a year and a half from everything.”
Before then, Michaiah’s father had entered rehab for cocaine addiction in 2015. In fact, he was wanted by British police after damaging a hotel room, incurring $1800 in damages.
Since Chet found himself in a number of troubles, including drugs, he described himself as, “the black sheep” of his family.
The 8-Year-Old Micaiah is Related to Abraham Lincoln
Born in April 2016, Micaiah Hanks definitely never met Abraham Lincoln, considered one of the greatest American presidents. Funny to even think about it! Anyway, this does not mean that the young girl cannot be related to the 16th US president.
So, let us explore how they are related – shall we?
Michaiah’s grandfather, Tom Hanks revealed in the film, Killing Lincoln how he is related to the former president of one of the most powerful countries in the world. According to him, he knew about his blood ties with the president since he was a young boy.
This relationship is with Michaiah’s great-grandmother, Nancy Hanks. In fact, according to a report by Daily Mail. Micaiah’s grandfather Tom is the “third cousin, four times removed of the former president.” This information has been confirmed by genealogists.
While it is interesting enough that Michaiah is related to a former US president, it may also interest you to know that she is not the only famous person related to a US former president. Others are Brad Pitt (9th cousin of Barack Obama), Ben Affleck (11th cousin of Barack Obama), Hugh Hefner (George W. Bush’s 9th cousin, twice removed), Marilyn Monroe (George W. Bush’s cousin), and Margaret Hoover (great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover).
Tom Hanks’ Granddaughter Has Ancestral Roots in No Fewer Than 5 Countries
Micaiah is of mixed race. This would make her one of the over 33 million Americans to be multiracial.
Her mother, Tiffany Miles is of black ethnicity while her father, Chet is of white ethnicity. However, this is not all. She has ancestry linked to different countries. Her paternal great-grandmother is from a Portuguese family. Also, through her father, she is of English, Bulgarian, Greek, and American ancestry.
In fact, in 2020, her paternal family was given Greek citizenship by Greece’s Prime Minister. This is for their contribution toward bringing attention to a devastating wildfire near Athens in July 2018.
According to some reports, Micaiah’s mother is of Jamaican descent. While this is not confirmed, her father speaks Patois.
Will Michaiah Hanks Venture into Acting?
As we have rightly said at the beginning of this report, Michaiah hails from a family of Hollywood stars. Her paternal grandparents are notable American actors – a similar case to her father and uncle. More to that, his father also doubles as a musician.
With this, it is normal to think that probably Micaiah would take the route of acting.
This assumption is based on the fact that studies suggest that about 40% of children tend to take after their parents. Regardless, more studies show that female children tend to follow the careers of their mothers. In this case, we would assume that she may want to take a career in journalism.
Or, she may be among the 60-70% of children to pursue a career in something else.
In any case, she is surrounded by more actors for now!