Colin Hanks Welcomes Daughter Olivia Jane

02/03/2011 at 12:30 PM ET
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Baby makes three for Colin Hanks and wife Samantha Bryant.

The couple welcomed daughter Olivia Jane Hanks on Tuesday, Feb. 1 in Los Angeles, PEOPLE has confirmed.

This is the couple’s first child and is also the first grandchild for Colin’s father, actor Tom Hanks.

“The family is home and everyone’s happy and healthy,” says a source close to the actor.

Hanks, 33, and Bryant met through mutual friends and were engaged in June 2009 before marrying less than a year later in May 2010.

— Julie Jordan

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Becky on

Don’t know that much about him or her, but I love the baby’s name..

Angi on

Tom Hanks is a grandpa!

I am officially old.

steph on

he looks just like his dad!

Lila on

I adore him. So sad that The Good Guys was cancelled. Happy for him and his lovely wife!

Hea on

Congrats to them!

ll65 on

Congrats to Colin & Samantha…that means Tom Hanks is a granddaddy

Amy on

Congrats! Love the name Olivia :0

klutzy_girl on

Congratulations to Colin! I loved him on The Good Guys.

And whoa, Tom Hanks is a grandfather! That’s a little surreal.

mary on

He is a splitting image of his father Tom Hanks! esp in the movie Band Of Brothers

Mallory on

Olivia Jane is a GORGEOUS name! Jane is one of my favorites for a middle name. Congrats!

Sonya on

Didn’t know they were expecting! Love the name Olivia, just wish it wasn’t so popular.

Now I’m just waiting to hear what Brendan Fehr and Gretchen Mol name their new babies:-)

Sarah on

They got engaged in June 2009. The met and dated for serveral years.

allison on

Congrats….and what great taste! My first-born is also Olivia Jane! 🙂

Corrie on

I didn’t even know that he was married! Congratulations to the whole family on the new arrival.

Amber on

Still love him in Orange County!!!!!!!!!

Taylor on

Wow he looks JUST like Tom! I don’t know much about them, but I love their daughter’s name! Congrats!

Tess on

I didn’t know he was married or expecting a kid. Good for them for keeping things quiet. And for a normal name.

Ella on

I too didn’t know he was married or that they were expecting, but I’ve liked him since his “Roswell” days.

Congrats to them – love the name! And congrats to Tom Hanks on becoming a grandpa. 🙂

CelebBabyLover on

I have to chuckle, because yesterday there were three birth announcements here, and today there are three as well…..with yesterday’s being all boys and today’s being all girls!

Anyway, congrats to Colin and his wife!

mks on

I wonder if Olivia’s middle name is in tribute to Colin’s mom, Samantha Lewes, whose middle name is also Jane.

Julia A on

I didn’t know they were expecting. I still remember watching Colin Hanks on Roswell…that made me feel old now. Congrats to the new parents (and grandparents)!

robinepowell on

Congrats to the new parents. I bet Tom’s over the moon, along with his mother (Samantha Lewes) to be grandparents.

I have a cousin named Olivia Jane, but then again, Jane is her mother’s name.

Sarah on

@robinepowell. Colin’s mom passed away in 2002. 😦



disbelief on

He hardly looks like his father at all. If I didn’t read that his dad is Tom Hanks, I would never be able to guess it!

Olivia Hanks on

Love, Love the name…Im also
Olivia Hanks 🙂

HT on

Congratulations! I couldn’t resist doing the math… sounds like Olivia could be a wedding night baby! Way to seal the deal you guys 🙂

Crystal on

Shotgun wedding because she was knocked up. Celebs have no concept of birth control!

HT on

Crystal, you consider an 11 month engagement after years of dating a shotgut wedding???

Amilyah on

This was a planned honeymoon baby! May 2010-Feb 2011!

Lori on

What a lovely name! So normal! I can’t imagine a better granddad than Tom Hanks! Congratulations to everyone!

Biscuit on

olivia wildes name is olivia jane. thats just weird…