Who does not know about Keanu Reeves? If you remember movies like The Matrix series and recently released John Wick, then you do need much introduction of this Canadian actor. However, if you are interested to learn more about this celebrity and interesting in reading the biography of Keanu Reeves, then you come to the right place.
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian director, musician, producer, and actor known for his excellent performance in several blockbuster movies including, John Wick, The Matrix Series, The Devils’ Advocate, Speed, Point Break.
Biography of Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves born in Lebanon (Beirut) to Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr, an American man from Hawaii and Patricia Reeves who was a performer and English costume designer from Essex. As Keanu’s father from Portuguese, Chinese, English, Native Hawaiian ancestry due to which he grew up around Chinese cuisine, furniture and art. He was born in the year 1964 on September 2nd.
Keanu’s father was arrested while selling heroin at Hawaii’s Hilo International airport and for which he was imprisoned. While in prison he earned his GED and when Keanu was three years old, he left him and his mother.
Young Keanu Reeves brought up by traveling the world in the guidance of more than one stepfather. Eventually, when his mother gets divorced in the year 1966. She moved to Sydney with Keanu as a costume designer, and later she moved to New York City. Again, his mother got married to a Broadway and Hollywood director Paul Aaron in the year 1970. The couple got divorced, and they moved to Toronto.
When Keanu was 15 years old, he went to work with Paul Aaron as a production assistant. At the same time. His mother married to the third husband who was the rock music producer – Robert Miller in the year 1976. Their marriage vows lasted just for years and finally in the year 1980 they parted their ways. She went on and married to Jack Bond, her fourth husband who was the hairdresser. Unfortunately, her fourth marriage also did not go well, and they both got separated in the year 1994.
Throughout his life with these many stepfathers and traveling the world in the span of five years Keanu Reeves attended four high schools. Among these schools, he also got expelled from Etobicoke School of the Arts.
Keanu Reeves had dyslexia due to which he never excelled in academics but always appreciated for his sports skills. He even becomes successful ice hockey goalie at one of his schools. There he earned the nickname “The Wall.” He also mentioned once in media that he dreamt of playing ice hockey for Canada, but due to an injury he had to end his career in sports.
Later, Keanu Reeves dropped out of high school and did not get the diploma.
Keanu also has two half-brothers and sister including, Karina Miller, a film producer and Emma Reeves who is an actress.
The career of Keanu Reeves
When Keanu was nine years old, he began his acting career and made his first stage appearance in a theater production of the Damn Yankees. He played the character of Mercutio in one of the Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet stage production at the age of 15 at Leah Posluns Theatre.
At the age of 17 he was high school dropout he managed to get the green card with the help of his stepfather, and three years later he moved to the city of Los Angeles. He made his acting debut from the Hangin’ In. In the early 1980s, he also made appearances in TV commercials, among all most notable is the one which he did for Coca-Cola. He also did some stage work and short films. In the year 1984 for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, he did the correspondent work for a TV Youth program called Going Great.
Kean made his first movie appearance in the year 1986 with the movie “Youngblood.” In this, he played the character of goalie from Quebec. Immediately after the release of the film he moved permanently to the city of Los Angeles.
The rest becomes history!
Keanu Reeves enjoyed the massive success in some of the blockbuster movies. Most notably The Devil’s Advocate in the year 1997 followed by the Matrix series which lasted from the year 1999 to 2003. Some of his other hit movies include John Wick series and Constantine.
For the first Matrix movie, Keanu Reeves was paid $10 million upfront, and as the film received blockbuster status, he gained a total $35 million with just first part of the Matrix franchise.
In the early of 2005, Keanu Reeves was also awarded “Hollywood Walk of the Fame” star. His star is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
Keanu Reeves Wife, Girlfriend, Dating, Gay and Marriage
In the year 2000, Keanu’s girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth of stillborn daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves in just eight months pregnancy. Due to this unfortunate loss, the couple broke up and parted their ways.
While driving on Los Angeles’s Cahuenga Boulevard Keanu’s ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Syme had an accident and authorities believed that she died instantly as she was thrown out of the car. Police also found two prescription drugs in her vehicle which proved that she was treating with depression.
Currently, Keanu is unmarried. However, his relationship status is unknown, and no evidence can highlight that Keanu is dating someone.
On the other hand, there were many rumors about Keanu Reeves dating several celebrities including, Jill Schoelen, Melissa Reigel, Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Sandra Bullock, and Amanda De Cadenet. Even there were rumors that Keanu Reeves is gay. Sometimes suggestions tend to be true. However, no substantial evidence can prove that these rumors are true.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth
The current net worth of Keanu Reeves is $350 million. He is also a philanthropist and assisted non-profit organizations multiple times.