Keanu Reeves – A Canadian Actor, Producer, and a Musician Who Started His Screen Appearance from a CBS Sitcom “Hangin” in The Year 1984

Who is Keanu Reeves?

Keanu Reeves is among the famous celebrities who have made their name and fame well-established worldwide. He is a Canadian actor, as well as a producer, and a musician. Keanu came into the eyes of people after his amazing roles in “Bill and Ted franchise“, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “The Matrix”, “Little Buddha”, among many others. A very down to earth actor has won the hearts of people due to which he has been able to gain numerous awards including “Hollywood Walk of Fame”.

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Keanu Charles was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, Canada. He was born to his father Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., and his mother Patricia Bond, with the name Keanu Charles Reeves. Samuel is an American from Hawaii, the origin of Chinese, English, Irish, Native Hawaiian, and Portuguese. Likewise, Patricia worked as a costume designer, and a performer, who had the descent of English, hailing from Essex.

Besides, Keanu holds Canadian nationality, and as per ethnicity belongs to a mix of Native Hawaiin, Portuguese, English, Scottish, Chinese, and Dutch. With the height of 6 feet 1 inch, and weigh about 84 kg, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy along with bicep size 14 inch and waist size 13  inch. Moreover, his brown eyes and black hair makes him look more attractive.

Early Life of Keanu Reeves

When Keanu was just three years old, his father neglected his family. Later, his father and mother divorced and Keanu along with his mother transferred to Sydney. Then his mother married a Broadway and Hollywood Director, Paul Aron after moving to New York City, however after a year divorced. Likewise, she again married a rock music promoter, Robert Miller, and divorced after four years. Then, she married a hairdresser, Jack Bond, and consecutively separated after four years. Due to this, Keanu had to move several places along with her mother. Keanu raised up along with his siblings, Emma Reeves, Karina Miller, and Kim Reeves by the baby-sitter and grandparents because of the emotional instability.


For his education, Keanu firstly attended Etobicoke School of Arts, however, expelled because he disobeyed the school rules. Then, he attended De La Salle College. During this time, he played ice hockey as a goalkeeper. When he was 15 years old, he thought of becoming an actor. So, he left the school and joined Avondale Secondary Alternative School. However, he abandoned his education and never attained a high school diploma.

Professional Career

Acting Career

Keanu started his acting career when he was nine, starring in the theatre production of Damn Yankees. Likewise, when he was fifteen years, he appeared in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet. In 1984, he started his screen appearance from a CBS sitcom “Hangin”. Also, in the same year, he worked as a correspondent for the Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program “Going Great”, of Canada.

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Likewise, in 1989, Keanu played in an American comedy-drama film, “Parenthood“, which became his breakthrough. Also, in the same year, he played in the franchise film, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, which made him even noticeable. Similarly, in 1991, he played in a thriller film “Point Break”.

Furthermore, Keanu is popular for his roles in several supernatural thrillers including “Constantine”, “The Matrix”, and “The Matrix Reloaded”. Subsequently, he is well-known for his roles in “Little Buddha”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “My Own Private Idaho”, and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”.

In 2014, he played the role of John Wick in the film “John Wick”, which gained critical success. Also, he reiterated his role in Part 2 and Part 3. Furthermore, Keanu has had an amazing role in numerous movies, which gained critical and commercial success.

Besides his films, he also had an appearance in several TV shows. His TV shows include “Letting Go”, “Act of Vengeance”, “Under the Influence”, among many others. Likewise, he played in several TV series like “NIght Head”, “The Disney Sunday Movie”, “American Playhouse”. Similarly, he also appeared in “Comedy Factory”, “Swedish Dicks”, “Easy to Assembla”, “Trying Times”, and “The Tracey Ullman Show”.


As a director, he first directed the film “Man of Tai Chi“, released in 2008. Also, in 2012, he directed the documentary film, and also appeared himself in “Side by Side”.

Personal Life of Keanu Reeves

Talking about his personal life, Keanu dated a production assistant and part-time actress Jennifer Syme in 1998. Also, they have had a child together, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves who was born dead. Due to this sad news, the couple had disputes and separated. Sadly, in 2001, Jennifer died in a car accident. It was believed that she died due to the influence of drugs and the prescribed medicine.

Then, in 2008, Keanu had a rumor to be dating an actress China Chow. Also,  the two were spotted together in Cannes Film Festival. However, they broke up after finding Keanu to be close with an actress Parker Posey, just within a year.

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Later, in 2009, he met an actress Alexandra Grant at a dinner party. Subsequently, they became friends and also collaborated on a book together. It is believed that Keanu Reeves and Alexandra Grant have been dating for a long time.

Net Worth

Keanu Reeves from his outstanding career has been able to gain popularity. Similarly, he has been able to earn a handsome amount of money. His net worth is about $360 million. His source of income is from his films, company, and several commercials.

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