Colin Hanks Welcomes Daughter Charlotte

07/02/2013 at 12:45 PM ET

Colin Hanks Welcomes Daughter Charlotte Jim Spellman/WireImage

It’s a girl for Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant.

“Ms. Charlotte Bryant Hanks has decided to join us,” the actor, 35, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “She’s as happy and healthy as we are overjoyed and tired.”

Charlotte arrived in late June. The couple, who married in 2010are already parents to daughter Olivia Jane, 2½.

The former Dexter star — who recently appeared in a two-episode turn on NCIS — and his wife announced the pregnancy in April by stepping out for the premiere of Tom Hanks‘ Broadway play Lucky Guy.

With the show ending its run this week, the timing is perfect for the elder Hanks and wife Rita Wilson to spend some quality time with their newest granddaughter.

“They cannot wait to just dote on this kid with every single fiber of their being,” his son joked after the birth of Olivia.

“My wife and I are more than happy to give them our baby and say, ‘Here, watch her while we take a nap!’”

– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Julie Jordan

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Anonymous on

Awww congrats!

Laura on

I love both daughters’ names! Nice to see a celebrity give their kids names they won’t get beat up for.

julie on

Amazing couple…great names!

Natalie on

Beautiful names.

m on

Wow, normal names for celebrity kids.

klutzy_girl on

Love their kids’ names! Congratulations to them.

cynlee on

Congrats…great names for both girls…nice to see someone in the entertainment field get it right.

Liz on

Love both of the names!!! Congratulations to them!!!!

Julia on

I thought they would pick Charlotte!! :) goes beautifully with Olivia. Two classy, beautiful, normal names. Lovely!!

Alissa on

Congrats to the family! Love the name, love Colin and love Tom and Rita!

cn tower on

Can’t believe Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are old enough to have a 35 year old son!!!!

Joules on

I would bet the reason why their kids have normal names is because acting is what they do, celebrity does not define their lives.

Cathleen on

Congratulations!! Both of their daughters have lovely names.

Marky on

Laura, I don’t know where you live, but where I live, my children go to school with children named everything from Austin to Vishnapriya. We no longer live in a world with all Stephens and Catherines; these children will probably go to school with multiple nationalities and names which reflect that. If people such as yourself, raise your children correctly, other children’s names will never be a reason to “get beat up for”.

Congratulations to Colin and Samantha on their new baby girl with a lovely name!!

jen on

How old is his wife?

TexasRedHead on

The thought of Tom Hanks as a Grandfather just makes me smile. He has always been a real class act and a incredible actor. Big congrats to the whole family!!

Athina on

Normal lovely names for both children. Wonderful.

TheNiteNurse on

I love those beautiful names. Congratulations to the entire Hanks clan!

RandiTina on

Rita Wilson is not Colin Hanks’ mother, she’s his stepmother. Colin’s mother is Tom Hanks’ age. It would be nice if these articles acknowledged her existence.

Liz on

Marky, I don’t think she was implying that an ethnically “unique” name would get anyone beat up so much as names like Pilot Inspector, Rainbow or Breeze. Yes, it is unfortunate but as we all know kids can be mean and they’re likely going to pick on these kids. Which is sad as they had nothing to do with choosing their names, one can only hope they develop a thicker skin because of it.

esymmons on

is that mother and son in the photo?

kbdil1 on

Both Tom & Rita are 56 but Colin is from Tom’s 1st marriage. He also has a daughter with his 1st wife and 2 sons with Rita.

Wendy on

Congrats. So happy that they picked out a normal name. Makes me like them even more.

J.E.B. on

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will make GREAT grandparents! Total class and style, and grace.

noam on

@randi: colin hanks’s mother died over ten years ago and was, by some reports, estranged from her children at the time.

that, in combination with the fact that colin has always included rita in referring to his parents, may be why people doesn’t mention his biological mother?

not saying it’s journalistically right, just pointing out the possible reasons…

myuntidydesk on

So great to hear about a nice young couple giving their children NORMAL names.

Anonymous on

Congrats :) & god bless

Anonymous on

beautiful names for both daughters! and lucky to have the family they have!

Sasha on

@cn tower:
Colin´s mother is Samantha Lewes, who died 2002. Tom married Rita 1988 !!!!

Sharon on

esymmons…clearly its not. No need to be sarcastic….a simple congratulations would have taken you less time to type.

Sharon on

Congratulations! Beautiful names for both their girls…how refreshing! I still cannot believe how much he looks like his dad.

Tiff on

Kids these days, whether celebrity or not, have different names and are far more accepting than most adults! And these kids are celebrities – no one will pick on them or beat them up.

Tiff on

Maybe his mom has no interest in being in a national magazine, RandiTina.

Tiff on

Jeez, rude much esymmons?

Lauren on

Congrats! He is such a great actor. So much like his father. Happy for the parents and grandparents.

Rebecca on

To anyone narked about articles not mentioning Colin’s biological mother: Colin himself refers to Rita as mom so ya know – just saying!

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