Keanu Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. Born in Beirut, Lebanon and raised in Toronto, Reeves began acting in theatre productions and in television films before making his feature film debut in Youngblood (1986).Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
He had his breakthrough role in the science fiction comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), and he reprised his role in its sequels.
He gained praise for playing a hustler in the independent drama My Own Private Idaho (1991) and established himself as an action hero with leading roles in Point Break (1991) and Speed (1994).
Following several box office failures, Reeves’s performance in the horror film The Devil’s Advocate (1997) was well received.
Greater stardom came after he played the role of Neo in the science fiction series The Matrix, beginning in 1999.
He played John Constantine in Constantine (2005) and starred in the romantic drama The Lake House (2006), the science fiction thriller The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), and the crime thriller Street Kings (2008).
Following another commercially down period, Reeves made a successful comeback by playing the titular assassin in the John Wick film series, beginning in 2014.
In addition to acting, Reeves has directed the film Man of Tai Chi (2013). He has played bass guitar for the band Dogstar and pursued other endeavors including writing and philanthropy.
The son of Patricia (née Taylor), a costume designer and performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. His mother is English, originating from Essex.
His American father is from Hawaii and is of Native Hawaiian, Chinese, English, Irish, and Portuguese descent. His grandmother from his father’s side is Chinese Hawaiian.
His mother was working in Beirut when she met his father, who abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old. Reeves last met his father on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when he was 13.
The couple moved to Toronto and divorced in 1971. When Reeves was nine, he took part in a theatre production of Damn Yankees.