Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, musician, and director known for his performances in many successful films during his acting career, including Point Break (1991), Speed (1994), The Devil’s Advocate (1997), The Matrix franchise (1999-2003) and many others.
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Born Keanu Charles Reeves in Beirut, Lebanon, to Patricia Reeves (née Taylor), an English costume designer and artist from Essex, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., an American from Hawaii on September 2, 1964, Reeves grew up in Chinese art, furniture and cuisine, his father being of Chinese, English, Hawaiian and Portuguese ancestry.
While selling heroin at Hilo International Airport in Hawaii, Keanu’s father was arrested and jailed. While in prison, the man graduated from high school. He abandoned his wife and family when Keanu Reeves was only 3 years old.
Young Keanu Reeves has traveled extensively around the world with his family, living with several stepfathers. After her parents divorced in 1966, Keanu’s mother became a costume designer and they all moved to Sydney and then New York City where she married another man, Paul Aaron – a director from Broadway and Hollywood. They were married in 1970. A year later, however, the couple was divorced, having moved to Toronto.
When Keanu Reeves was 15 years old, he went to work for Paul Aaron as a production assistant. Keanu’s mother then 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 collapsed in 1994.
Throughout these trips and the change in stepfathers, within five years, Reeves had attended four high schools. From one of them, the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he was expelled. Speaking of his expulsion from school, he said: “I was expelled because I was… a little too turbulent and I shot too often in the mouth… I wasn’t generally the most well-oiled machine in the school.”
Because he suffered from dyslexia, Keanu Reeves excelled more in sport than in school, becoming an ice hockey goalie in one of his schools, earning him the nickname “The Wall”. He has often mentioned that he once 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’ brothers and sisters are Kim Reeves, an actress, Emma Reeves and Karina Miller, film producer.
Keanu Reeves began his acting career at the age of nine when he performed in a Damn Yankees theatre production. At the age of 15, he played Mercutio in a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theatre.
After dropping 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, including for Coca-Cola, as well as in short films and plays. In 1984, he worked as a correspondent for Going Great, a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation youth television program. Reeves’ first appearance in a studio film was Youngblood (1986), in which he played the role of a Quebec goalie. Just after the release of this film, he moved to Los Angeles.
The rest, it is said, is history.
Keanu Reeves has had enormous success in successful films, including The Devil’s Advocate (1997) and The Matrix trilogy (1999 to 2003). Other successful films include Constantine and the John Wick franchise.
Reeves received US$10 million in advance for the first film Matrix and then won US$35 million after the film was a great success.
Keanu Reeves Girlfriend, Wife, Married, Dating, Gay
In 2000, Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, gave birth, about eight months after the beginning of her pregnancy, to a little girl, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, who was unfortunately stillborn. The tension resulting from this loss caused them to rupture weeks later.
Jennifer Syme had an accident while driving alone on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. She was thrown out of the car and the authorities thought she was dead on the spot. Apparently, she was being treated for depression and the police found two prescription drugs in her car.
Keanu Reeves is not married. His relational status is currently unknown, and there is no evidence that he is seeing anyone.
Reeves is said to have had Relationship with several celebrities, including Amanda De Cadenet, Sandra Bullock, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Melissa Reigel and Jill Schoelen. There are even rumors that Keanu Reeves is gay. Although we understand that rumors can sometimes be true, there is nothing to prove that he is, or has never been gay.
Reeves has an estimated net worth of approximately US$350 million.