A very skilled actor, having a career spanning more than three decades, Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor born on 2nd of September 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. He has also worked as a director, musician, and producer. Reeves’ first name means “cool breeze over the mountains” in Hawaiian. As a child, Reeves travelled around the world a lot and lived in many places, with his mother and step-fathers. He studied in four high schools in just five years and was also expelled from one of the schools named Etobicoke School of the Arts, for being a little too rambunctious.
He was dyslexic, and hence, not very good at academics, but he compensated for his lack of academic skills in the field of sports. He, later, stopped going to school to pursue his acting career. Keanu never reconnected with his biological father. He did a few stage shows and made-for-TV movies before landing his first supporting role in the hockey flick filmed in Canada, “Youngblood”. After this, Reeves headed for Hollywood. He achieved his first real success in movies by playing the character of Ted Logan in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in the year 1989.
He continued to work in many films such as “Parenthood”, “I Love You to Death” in 1990, “
” and “
Much Ado About Nothing
”. He achieved a lot of commercial success in big-budget action movies such as “Speed” and “The Matrix”. For the movie “The Matrix Reloaded”, he learnt over 200 martial arts moves. He holds an American green card but chooses to keep his Canadian Passport. He contributed to a lot of charitable works, such as setting up a cancer charity and supporting the animal rights foundation, PETA.
He has founded the production company, called Company Films, along with Stephen Hamel. He is also the co-founder and co-owner of Arch Motorcyclist Company. On the personal front, Reeves was in a relationship with Jennifer Syme, who gave birth to a still-born daughter and died eighteen months later, in a car accident. Keanu considers himself as a non-religious but a spiritual person. Reeves loves ballroom dancing and is also an avid motorcyclist.