Keanu Reeves Biography, Facts & Life Story

Nickname The Wall, The One
Full Name Keanu Charles Reeves
Profession Voice Acting, Musican, Film Producer, Film Director, Actor
Nationality British, Canadian, American
Age 57 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth September 2, 1964
Birthplace Beirut, Lebanon
Religion Agnostic
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Keanu Reeves aka John Wick (born September 2, 1964) in Beirut and grew up in Toronto. He is a Canadian actor.

Early Life

He is the son of Patricia (born Taylor), is a costume designer and performer. She is English, originally from Essex. However, his American father, Samuel Nowlein Reeves, was a geologist and from Hawaii and is of Hawaiian, Chinese, English, Irish, and Portuguese origin. He passed away at 75 on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Patricia met Samuel when she was working in Beirut. Later, he abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old. Last time, Keanu Reeves met his father on the island of Kauai when he was 13.

His parents divorced in 1966. After that, his mother moved the family to Sydney, Australia, and then to NYC. Later, she married Paul Aaron, a Broadway and Hollywood director, in 1970. The couple moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Then divorced in 1971.

Keanu Reeves took part in a theatre production of Damn Yankees when he was nine. However, Aaron remained close to Reeves, giving him advice and suggesting him a job at the Hedgerow Theatre in Pennsylvania. In 1976, the actors’ mother married Robert Miller, rock music promoter, then divorced in 1980.

After that, she married her fourth husband, Jack Bond, a hairdresser. The marriage lasted until 1994.

Career

Keanu Reeves started acting in theatre productions and in TV films. After that, he made his feature film debut in “Youngblood” in 1986. In 1989, he played a lead role in the science-fiction comedy “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. After that, he repeated his role in its sequel.

Reeves got praise for playing a role in the independent drama “My Own Private Idaho” in 1991. In the same year, he played an action hero leading role in “Point Break”. After that, Reeves played another leading role in “Speed” in 1994.

He describes himself as a “private kid”. He attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which they banned him. Keanu Reeves said they removed him because he was “just a little too noisy and shot my mouth off once too often… I was not the most well-oiled machine in the school.”

The actor was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper at De La Salle College. He had dreams of becoming a professional ice hockey player for the Canadian Olympic team but became an actor instead when he was 15.

Keanu Reeves left De La Salle College. After that, he attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School. He was allowed to get an education while working as an actor. Later, he dropped out of high school when he was 17. He got a green card from his American stepfather and moved to LA three years later. Reeves holds Canadian citizenship by naturalization.

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Keanu Reeves Education

School Avondale Secondary Alternative School.
College De LA Salle College

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Keanu Reeves Career

Profession: Voice Acting, Musican, Film Producer, Film Director, Actor

Net Worth: $360 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.

Mother: Patricia Taylor

Sister(s): Kim Reeves, Emma Reeves, Karina Miller

Children: 1

Daughter(s): Ava Archer Syme-Reeves

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