Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, musician and director, known for his performances in many successful films throughout his acting career, including Point Break (1991), Speed (1994), Lawyer for the Devil (1997), The Matrix franchise (1999-2003), among others.
Keanu Reeves Wiki
Born Keanu Charles Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon, to Patricia Reeves (née Taylor), an English costume designer and performer from Essex, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr, an American from Hawaii on September 2, 1964, Reeves grew up around art , furniture, and Chinese cuisine, as her father is of Chinese, English, Native Hawaiian, and Portuguese ancestry.
While selling heroin at the Hilo International Airport in Hawaii, Keanu’s father was arrested and imprisoned. In jail, the man got his GED. He abandoned his wife and family when Keanu Reeves was just 3 years old.
See Also: Aldis Hodge Biography, Married, Wife, Brother, Net Worth, Girlfriend
Young Keanu Reeves has traveled the world a lot with his family, living with several stepfathers. After his parents divorced in 1966, Keanu’s mother became a costume designer and they all moved to Sydney and then to New York where she married another man, Paul Aaron – a Broadway and Hollywood director . They married in 1970. A year later, however, the couple divorced after moving to Toronto.
When Keanu Reeves was 15, he went to work for Paul Aaron, as a production assistant. Subsequently, Keanu’s mother married a third husband, Robert Miller – a rock music producer – in 1976, a marriage that lasted only four years, ending in 1980. She then married a fourth husband, Jack Bond – a hairdresser. This fourth marriage also crashed, in 1994.
Throughout all those travels and changing stepfathers, in five years, Reeves had attended four high schools. From one of them, the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he was expelled.
Speaking on his expulsion from school, he said:
“I was kicked out because I got…just a little too rambunctious and pulled my mouth out one too many times…I usually wasn’t the most oiled machine in school.”
Because he suffered from dyslexia, Keanu Reeves excelled more in sports than academics, becoming a successful ice hockey goaltender at one of his schools, earning the nickname “The Wall.” He often mentioned that he dreamed of playing ice hockey for Canada, but an injury ended his career.
However, Reeves later dropped out of school and did not graduate from high school.
Keanu Reeves’ siblings are Kim Reeves, an actress, Emma Reeves, and Karina Miller, a film producer.
Keanu Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine when he appeared in a stage production of Yankees Damn. At 15, he played Mercutio in a staging of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre.
Having dropped out of high school at 17, he obtained a green card through his American stepfather and moved to Los Angeles three years later. He made his acting debut in an episode of Hangin’ In. He appeared in commercials in the early 1980s, notably in the case of Coca-Cola, as well as in short films and plays. In 1984, he worked as a correspondent for Ça va bien, a children’s television program of the Société Radio-Canada.
Reeves’ first studio appearance was Youngblood (1986), in which he played a Quebec goaltender. Right after the release of this film, he moved to Los Angeles.
The rest, they say, is history.
Keanu Reeves enjoyed huge success in blockbuster films, including Devil’s Advocate (1997) and The Matrix trilogy (1999 to 2003). Other hit films include Constantine and the John Wick franchise.
Reeves was paid US$10 million for the first Matrix film and went on to earn a total of $35 million after the film became a big hit.
In early 2005, Keanu received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
Keanu Reeves Girlfriend, Wife, Married, Dating, Gay
In 2000, Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth about eight months into her pregnancy to a stillborn baby girl, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. The strain resulting from that loss led to their breakup weeks later.
You might also like: Jeremy Wade married, wife, fortune, family, home, personal life
Jennifer Syme had an accident while driving alone on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. She was thrown from the car and authorities believed she died instantly. Apparently she was being treated for depression and police found two prescription drugs in her car.
Keanu Reeves is not married. His relationship status is currently unknown, and there is no evidence that he is currently seeing anyone.
Reeves is rumored to have had affairs with several celebrities, including Amanda De Cadenet, Sandra Bullock, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, as well as Melissa Reigel and Jill Schoelen. Rumors abound even claiming that Keanu Reeves is gay. Although we understand that rumors can sometimes be true, there is no evidence that he is or was gay.
Reeves has an estimated net worth of around $350 million.