Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer.

His estimated net worth is approximately 350$ million.

Early life

Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in the capital city of Lebanon – Beirut.

His has English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Hawaiian ancestry, as his mother is English costume designer Patricia Bond and father is Hawaiian geologist Samuel Nowlin Reeves. Keanu has two sisters: younger Kim and half sister Karina.

Keanu has complicated childhood. His parents separated when he was 3 years old and he had a few stepfathers changes. Last time when Keanu saw his father, was when he was 13 years old, due to father’s issues with drug dealing. Keanu moved with his mother from place to place and finally settled up in Toronto. As his mother has a few marriages, Keanu is raised up by nannies and grandparents.

Due to frequent relocations, Keanu changed four high schools and he was even expelled from The Etobicoke School of the Arts. He suffered from reading disorder – dyslexia and that’s why he focus on playing a sport instead of academic work. Ice hockey was his passion and he was dreaming about to play for Canadian national team. His hockey career was interrupted due to an injury.

Personal life

Keanu has dual citizenship: English and Canadian and he is an owner of American Green Card.

Keanu was dated various actresses like Cameron Diaz, Charlize Theron,  Hallie Meyers-Shyer, Sandra Bullock. He also was in a relationship with American actress Jennifer Syme. They got the baby girl, but she was stillborn. This tragedy causes their breakup. Soon after, Jennifer lost her life in a car accident.

Keanu declares himself as non-religious but it is obvious his interest in Buddhism.

Keanu is known for his cancer charity works. He set up cancer charity organization and supported a lot of similar foundation. Interest for this work may be the fact that his sister Kim was fighting with leukemia over 10 years.

Keanu is also a CEO of Company Films – produced company and Arch Motorcycle Company, which selling motorcycles.

Acting Career

Keanu began acting at age 9 in the musical comedy Damn Yankees. Sixt years later, he portrayed Mercutio, a character from tragedy Romeo and Juliet. After theater playing, he moved to Los Angeles. There, he filmed a few commercials, including the most know for Coca-Cola. First screen debut he has in Canadian television sitcom Hangin’ In.

Reeves was a part of Going Great – Canadian youth TV program.

His first movie role was in the drama sports film Youngblood ( 1986 ), where he played goalie Heaver. Soon after this movie, an American film producer Erwin Stoff became Keanu’s agent.

Another noted role he has in the drama River’s Edge ( 1986 ), where he played a teenage boy Mat which deals with murder. The success of this movie led him to another, more significant role, in the sci-fi comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure ( 1989 ). He filmed the second part of this movie in 1991 – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.

During the 90s he achieved the worldwide popularity. In 1991 he played in high budget crime thriller Point Break with Patric Swayze and Gary Busey. Thanks to the role of FBI Agent Johnny Utah, Keanu received MTV’s “Most Desirable Male” award.

A new level of his career has begun with the lead role in the action thriller Speed ( 1994 ) co-starring with Sandra Bullock. The movie achieved commercial success and won two Academy Awards. This movie proved Keanu as an actor who can play in various ranges of roles. Yet, he refuses to take the role in the second part of this movie.

Next movie success he achieved with a lead role in romantic drama A Walk in the Clouds co-starring with Aitana Sánchez-Gijón. He portrayed Sgt. Paul Sutton, a young soldier returning home from WW2.

Keanu faced with bad critics when he takes the roles in sci-fi Johnny Mnemonic and thriller Chain Reaction. However, he manages to gain good reviews for acting in drama thriller The Devil’s Advocate. His partners were Al Pacino and Charlize Theron.

The biggest success and perhaps his “personal ID” role was in the sci-fi movie The Matrix. He played computer programmer Thomas Anderson, better remembered as Neo. The Matrix is known for creative fight scenes, remarkable special effects and great fashion. Besides this part, the film has two more: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). The trilogy was an international hit and make box office earn $1,632,989,142.

Keanu has next successful roles such as The Lake House ( 2006 ), A Scanner Darkly ( 2006 ), Street Kings ( 2008 ), The Day the Earth Stood Still ( 2008 ), John Wick ( 2014 ).

Quick summary:

Full Name: Keanu Charles Reeves

Date of Birth: September 2, 1964

Birth Place: Beirut, Lebanon

Age: 52 years

Profession: actor, producer, musician

Height: 1.86

Weight: 75 kg

Net worth: 350$ million