Keanu Charles Reeves also known as John Wick was born on 2 September 1964 in Beirut, he is a Canadian actor, musician, film producer, and director. Reeves grew up in Toronto and started his acting career from theatre and television films, reeves first participated in a theatre production of damn Yankees when he was 9, at 15 he worked as a production assistant on Aaron’s film, Btw Paul Aaron was reeves mother’s second husband, he made his first mainstream debut in a movie called Youngblood released in 1986, reeves gained recognition in his breakthrough role as Ted in a science fiction comedy movie called bill & Ted’s excellent adventure released in 1989, before his debut in bill & Ted’s excellent adventure, in 1984 reeves was a correspondent for the Canadian broadcasting corporation youth television program Going Great, same year reeves made his acting debut in an episode of a television series called Hangin’ In. In 1985, he played as Mercutio which is a fictional character in William Shakespeare’s (1597) Tragedy Romeo & Juliet at Leah Posluns Theatre in New York, Ontario. He also appeared in a Coca-Cola commercial and in 1985, he appeared in the NFB short film One Step Away.
After bill & Ted’s excellent adventure reeves played a supporting role in Ron Howard’s comedy film Parenthood, and also in 1991’s Point Break, sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and an Independent drama My Own Private Idaho. Reeves was praised a lot for his performance for playing a street Hustler in last of these he also had a role in Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola in 1992, this movie was nominated for four academy awards. In 1994, reeves played the role of a police officer in Jan de Bont’s action thriller movie Speed, the film was a huge success and gave reeves more recognition. He followed this with a series of flop films, including Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Chain Reaction (1996), and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997). His performance in The Devil’s Advocate was well-received, it was a supernatural horror film directed by Taylor Hackford in 1997. Followed by this reeves soon cast as neo (a computer hacker) in a science fiction thriller film The Matrix in 1999, the film was a commercial success and won four academy awards, he reprised the role in its sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions both released in 2003, both films gained serious success. From 2005 to 2013 reeves played many roles in many movies like, an Exorcist in Constantine (2005), a dentist in Thumbsucker (2005), also starred in A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Lake House (2006), The Day Earth Stood Still (2008), the crime thriller Street King (2008), and he made a directorial debut with Man of Tai Chi, which was a box office bomb.
In 2014 reeves played the role of an assassin in Chad Stahelski action thriller film John Wick, john wick gave reeves a huge and massive fan following, the movie was well received and was a commercial success, in 2015 he was starred in Knock Knock and narrated two documentaries Deep Web and Mifune: The Last Samurai. Reeves was starred in 5 films in 2016, including The Neon Demon, The Bad Batch, The Whole Truth along a web television series Swedish Dicks. In 2017, He returned with John Wick sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019), both were commercially successful films. Same year reeves voiced a character in Toy Story 4. In 1991 reeves started to take interest in the music career, he formed a band called Dogstar, consisting of 4 members including reeves, the band members were Robert Mailhouse, Gregg Miller, Bret Domrose and Keanu reeve itself, Reeves used to play bass guitar. In 1993, he had had a role in Much Ado about nothing, based on Shakespeare’s play of the same name.
Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut on 2 September 1964 as son of Patricia Taylor and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Patricia Taylor was a costume designer and performer, she’s from Essex, she was working in Beirut at the time she met Samuel Nowlin Reeves, his father Samuel Nowlin reeves is from Hawaii, lives in Beirut, he earned a GED while serving time in prison for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport, he abandoned his family, including Keanu and his sister namely Kim and Emma reeves when Keanu was 3 years old. Reeves last met his father when he was 13. His parents divorced in 1966, after getting divorced his mother moved the family to Sydney, and then to New York, where she married Paul Aaron who was a Broadway and Hollywood director, they moved to Toronto in 1970, and just after a year, they divorced (1971). After that Patricia married a rock music promoter Robert Miller (1976), they gave birth to Karina Miller which is the third sister of reeves, and the couple divorced after four years (1980), she then married to a hairdresser named Jack Bond and divorced him in 1994. Reeves and his sisters grew up in the Yorkville neighborhood of Toronto, with their grandparents.
Keanu Charles Reeves explains himself as a “private kid”, he attended different high schools, namely Etobicoke School of the Art, Da La Salle Collage, Avondale Secondary Alternative School. He was expelled from the Etobicoke School of Art due to his shot mouth and bad behavior. At Da La Salle College reeves took part in ice hockey team and became a successful ice hockey goalkeeper he had the inspiration to become a professional hockey player for the Canadian Olympic team, but then he suddenly changes his mind and decided to become an actor at the age of 15. After leaving the college he went to Avondale Secondary Alternative School, which allowed him to work as an actor while studying, at 17 he dropped out of high school.
Keanu reeves first girlfriend name was Jennifer Syme, she died in a car accident on April 2, 2001, she was in a relationship with reeves for 2 years (1998-2000), she was an American actress and personal assistant, she also gave birth to reeves eight-month daughter Ava Archer Syme-reeves, but unfortunately, the child died due to stillborn, Stillbirth is typically defined as fetal death at or after 20 or 28 weeks of pregnancy, depending on the source. It results in a baby born without signs of life. A stillbirth can result in the feeling of guilt or grief in the mother. The couple broke after several weeks of this incident, Jennifer was also having treatment for depression at the time.
In 2009 reeves met a woman named Alexandra Grant at a dinner party, Alexandra Grant is an American visual artist who examines language and written texts through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, and other media. She uses language and exchanges with writers as a source for much of that work, reeves, and Alexandra collaborated on two books, their relation went public in November 2019.
Net Worth & Income
Keanu Reeves is a great actor and struggled a lot in his career, reeves first blockbuster movie The Matrix and its franchise made him a great amount of money, Warnes Bros paid $250 million for three Matrix movies, Keanu reeves current net worth is $350 million which puts him among the wealthiest actors list, for devil’s advocate reeves deferred $2 million of his salary so they can fit the crew in the budget, reeves also stated that “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I’ve already made for the next few centuries,”.
|Net Worth||$350 Million|
|Name||Keanu Charles Reeves|
|Birth Date||September 2, 1964|
|Source of Wealth||Actor|