Keanu Reeves Biography: Movies, Wife, Net Worth, TV Shows, Age, Children, Height, Girlfriend, Parents

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Biography

Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964), or the ubiquitous Keanu Reeves, is a Canadian personality of many talents. He’s not just an actor; his artistry encompasses music, directing, and producing.

Reeves is celebrated for his iconic roles in a variety of cinematic masterpieces. From the adrenaline-pumping Speed to the relentless John Wick series, the mind-bending Matrix trilogy, and the whimsical escapades of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, his performances have etched unforgettable moments in film history. Not to forget his compelling presence in A Scanner Darkly, the enigmatic Constantine, the poignant My Own Private Idaho, and the action-packed Point Break.

Keanu Reeves‘ remarkable versatility in character and genre has garnered him enduring acclaim, making him a true star in the diverse entertainment world. His profound influence on the cinematic realm remains an unwavering testament to his exceptional talent.

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Full Name: Keanu Charles Reeves
Stage Name: Keanu Reeves
Born: 2 September 1964 (age 59 years old)
Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Canadian
Education: Avondale Secondary Alternative School
Height: 1.86 m
Parents: Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., Patricia Taylor
Siblings: Kim Reeves, Emma Reeves, Karina Miller
Spouse: Autumn Macintosh (en. 2005)
Girlfriend • Partner: Alexandra Grant, Jamie Clayton (2015), Charlize Theron (2009-2010), China Chow (2009), Cameron Diaz (2009-2010), Trinny Woodall (2008), Parker Posey (2008), Lynn Collins (2005), Kelli Garner (2005), Diane Keaton (2005), Hallie Meyers-Shyer (2005-2007), Claire Forlani (2004), Jennifer Syme (1998-2000), Amanda De Cadenet (1995-2001), Sofia Coppola (1991-1992), Jill Schoelen (1985-1988), Melissa Reigel, Roger Garth (2012), Winona Ryder (2008), Martha Higareda (2007), Emma Kearney (2004)
Children: Ava Archer Syme-Reeves
Occupation: Actor • Musician
Net Worth: $380 million

Early Life & Education

Keanu Reeves, a multifaceted personality, was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. His parents, Patricia Taylor and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., played significant roles in shaping his upbringing. 

His mother, Patricia, an actor and professional costume designer, hails from Essex in England. His father, Samuel, on the other hand, was a geologist with a diverse ancestral background. Born in Hawaii, he had a rich mixture of heritage from the United Kingdom, Portugal, Native Hawaiians, and China.

Keanu Reeves‘ three siblings are Kim ReevesEmma Reeves, and Karina Miller. He attended several Toronto schools, including Etobicoke School of the ArtsDe La Salle College, and Avondale Secondary Alternative School. He dropped out of high school at 17 to pursue a career in acting.

Career

Starting his acting journey in the early 1980s, Keanu Reeves first showcased his talents in Canadian TV shows and movies. In 1986, he entered the American film industry with Youngblood. Throughout the following decades, Reeves established himself as a prominent actor, starring in numerous hit films such as Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Point Break (1991), Speed (1994), and Something’s Gotta Give (2003).

Reeves became famous worldwide after playing Neo in the popular sci-fi action movie The Matrix. It was produced due to the movie’s success at the box office and among critics. Reeves has returned to reprise his well-known role as Neo in the upcoming 2021 film The Matrix Resurrections.

Keanu Reeves has been a part of the hit action film series John Wick, which started in 2014. Additionally, he has acted in other notable movies like Man of Tai Chi (2013), To the Bone (2017), and Always Be My Maybe (2019).

Reeves, who has had a career lasting more than four decades, is not only a highly successful and beloved actor worldwide but also showcases his versatility by starring in various genres of films, including comedy, action, and science fiction. In addition to his acting skills, Reeves possesses exceptional musical talent and martial arts abilities.

Awards & Nominations

  • Bravo Otto Award for Best Actor (Speed, 1994)
  • American Film Institute Star Award (2005)
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie Star (Bill & Ted Face the Music, 2020)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Keanu Reeves (@keanu.reevesss.official)
  • Twitter: Keanu Reeves (@keanureeves)

Personal Life

Keanu Reeves, 59, has experienced heartbreak in his personal life, enduring the devastating loss of his partner and child. In 1998, he initiated a romantic relationship with Jennifer Syme, who worked as a production assistant and aspired to become an actress. 

The couple’s love blossomed rapidly, leading them to anticipate the arrival of their first child in 1999. Tragically, their late daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, was born still on Christmas Eve.

After their devastating loss, Reeves and Syme decided to separate. However, after some time had passed, they managed to repair their relationship and reunite. Tragically, Jennifer Syme‘s life was cut short in April 2001 due to a fatal car accident caused by her driving under the influence.

Keanu Reeves has never been able to fully heal from the pain of losing Syme and their child. As a result, he has chosen not to remarry and has not had any more children. His preference for privacy means that he seldom discusses his personal life.

After being together for several years, Keanu Reeves made his relationship with visual artist Alexandra Grant public in 2019. The couple has chosen to keep their love life away from public attention throughout their relationship.

Keanu Reeves‘ romantic journey has seen several chapters:

Engagement

He was engaged to Autumn Macintosh in 2005.

Relationships

Keanu Reeves‘ romantic involvements include Jamie Clayton (2015), Charlize Theron (2009-2010), China Chow (2009), Cameron Diaz (2009-2010), Trinny Woodall (2008), Parker Posey (2008), Lynn Collins (2005), Kelli Garner (2005), Diane Keaton (2005), Hallie Meyers-Shyer (2005-2007), Claire Forlani (2004), Jennifer Syme (1998-2000), Amanda De Cadenet (1995-2001), Sofia Coppola (1991-1992), Jill Schoelen (1985-1988), and Melissa Reigel.

Rumored Relationships

There have been whispers of romantic involvement with Roger Garth (2012), Winona Ryder (2008), Martha Higareda (2007), and Emma Kearney (2004).

Keanu Reeves‘ personal life has been as enigmatic as some of the characters he’s portrayed on the silver screen.



Filmography

  • 1985 – Youngblood as Harley Stone
  • 1986 – Flying as Tommy Wernick
  • 1986 – River’s Edge as Matt Dillon
  • 1986 – Babes in Toyland as Jack Nimble
  • 1986 – Youngblood as Harley Stone
  • 1988 – The Prince of Pennsylvania as Chris Penn
  • 1988 – Dangerous Liaisons as Le Chevalier Danceny
  • 1989 – Parenthood as Gary Lundquist
  • 1990 – I Love You to Death as Marlon James
  • 1990 – Point Break as Johnny Utah
  • 1992 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula as Jonathan Harker
  • 1993 – Much Ado About Nothing as Don John
  • 1994 – Speed as Jack Traven
  • 1995 – Johnny Mnemonic as Johnny Mnemonic
  • 1996 – Feeling Minnesota as Reuben Tishkoff
  • 1996 – Chain Reaction as Peter Fong
  • 1997 – The Devil’s Advocate as Kevin Lomax
  • 1997 – Little Buddha as Siddhartha
  • 1999 – The Matrix as Neo
  • 1999 – Me and Will as Will Bloom
  • 2000 – The Replacements as Shane Falco
  • 2000 – The Watcher as David Allen Griffin
  • 2000 – The Gift as Donnie Barksdale
  • 2003 – The Matrix Reloaded as Neo
  • 2003 – The Matrix Revolutions as Neo
  • 2003 – Something’s Gotta Give as Dr. Julian Mercer
  • 2005 – Constantine as John Constantine
  • 2005 – Thumbsucker as Dr. Perry Lyman
  • 2006 – A Scanner Darkly as Bob Arctor / Fred
  • 2006 – The Lake House as Alex Wyler
  • 2006 – The Great Gatsby as Nick Carraway
  • 2006 – Man of Tai Chi as Donaka Mark
  • 2008 – Street Kings as Detective Tom Ludlow
  • 2008 – The Day the Earth Stood Still as Klaatu
  • 2012 – Generation Um… as John
  • 2014 – John Wick as John Wick
  • 2014 – 47 Ronin as Kai
  • 2015 – Exposed as Will Bloom
  • 2015 – Knock Knock as Evan Webber
  • 2016 – Keanu as Keanu Reeves
  • 2016 – John Wick Chapter 2 as John Wick
  • 2017 – The Dinner as Stan Lohman
  • 2019 – John Wick: 3 
  • 2019 – Destination Wedding as Frank
  • 2021 – The Matrix Resurrections as Neo
  • 2023 – John Wick 4 
  • 2024 – Ballerina as John Wick

Net Worth

Keanu Reeves, a Canadian actor and musician, has a net worth of $380 million. He has achieved immense success through his iconic roles in movies like Bill & TedMatrix, and John Wick series. 

In addition to his remarkable career, Keanu is renowned for his philanthropy work and humble nature.




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