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Quick Facts About Keanu Reeves
|Celebrated Name||Keanu Reeves|
|Birth Name||Keanu Charles Reeves|
|Place Of Birth||Beirut|
|Ethnicity||the mix of Native Hawaiian, Portuguese, English, Scottish, Chinese, and Dutch|
|Father||Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Bicep Size||14 in|
|Waist Size||35 in|
|Net Worth||$350 million|
|Salary||Will Add Soon|
What is Keanu Reeves Famous For?
– His roles in Bill and Ted Franchise, Point Break, Speed, John Wick franchise, The Devil’s Advocate, Constantine, The Matrix, Dangerous Liaisons, My Own Private Idaho, Little Buddha, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Where was Keanu Reeves Born?
Keanu Reeves was born on 2 September 1964. His birth name is Keanu Charles Reeves. His birthplace is in Beirut in Lebanon. He was born to an American father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., and an English mother, Patricia Reeves. He is of English, Chinese-Hawaiian, English, Irish, and Portuguese descent. He has English citizenship through his mother. He holds Canadian citizenship by naturalization and also holds an American Green card. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He is often described as a Buddhist or atheist. He has a sister, Kim Reeves.
He dropped out of high school when he was 17 years old. He obtained a green card through his American stepfather and moved to Los Angeles three years later.
- He made his acting debut at the age of nine. He appeared in the theatre production of Damn Yankees.
- He played Mercutio in a stage production of Romeo and Juliet at the age of 15.
- He made his screen acting debut in an episode of the CBS sitcom, Hangin’ In in 1984.
- He also worked as a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation TV youth program Going Great in 1984.
- His breakthrough film is considered 1989 American comedy-drama film, Parenthood.
- He is best known for his role in Bell and Ted franchise films, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991).
- He is known for his role as Johnny Utah in the American buddy cop action thriller film, Point Break in 1991.
He is also known for his roles in action thriller Speed, supernatural horror The Devil’s Advocate, supernatural thriller Constantine, science fiction/action franchise The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded, period romantic drama Dangerous Liaisons, independent adventure drama My Own Private Idaho, Italian-French-British drama Little Buddha, and romantic horror Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
He is best known for his role as John Wick in the 2014 neo-noir action thriller, John Wick. He later reprised his role as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
His other films are Permanent Record, The Prince of Pennsylvania, The Night Before, I Love You to Death, Tune in Tomorrow, My Own Private Idaho, Much Ado About Nothing, Little Buddha, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Johnny Mnemonic, A Walk in the Clouds, Chain Reaction, Feeling Minnesota, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, The Replacements, The Watcher, The Gift, Sweet November, Hardball, Something’s Gotta Give, Thumbsucker, The Lake House, A Scanner Darkly, Street Kings, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Henry’s Crime, Generation Um…,47 Ronin, Knock Knock, Exposed, The Neon Demon, The Bad Batch, The Whole Truth, To the Bone, A Happening of Monumental Proportions, Siberia, Destination Wedding, Replicas, among others.
He has also appeared in numerous television films, including Letting Go, Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, Brotherhood of Justice, and Under the Influence, among others.
He has also appeared in television series including Night Heat, Comedy Factory, The Disney Sunday Movie, Trying Times, American Playhouse, The Tracey Ullman Show, Easy to Assemble, and Swedish Dicks.
He had voice roles in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Toy Story 4, Keanu, and The Animatrix.
He narrated documentaries, The Great Warming, Deep Web, and Mifune: The Last Samurai.
His upcoming films are Always Be My Maybe, Toy Story 4, Hobbs & Shaw, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.
He made his directorial debut, Man of Tai Chi in 2008.
He directed and starred in the 2012 documentary film, Side by Side.
Who is Keanu Reeves Married to?
He dated Jennifer Syme between 1998 and 2000. They share a child, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, born in December 1999. They ended their relationship in 2000. He later dated several high-profile celebrities.
He lives in Hollywood Hills, California in the United States.
Keanu Reeves and Artist Alexandra Grant have been dating for years.
Who is Keanu Reeves, Artist Girlfriend Alexandra Grant?
Keanu Reeves’ Business Ventures
He co-founded a production company, Company Films.
He also co-founded Arch Motorcycle Company. The company builds and sells custom motorcycles.
Paparazzo Alison Silva sued Reeves in Los Angeles Superior Court in 2008 alleging Reeves hit and injured Silva. The jury rejected the suit later.
Two stalkers trespassed on Reeves’ Hollywood Hills home on different occasions in 2014. They both were arrested by the police.
Keanu Reeves’ Philanthropic Work
He has set up a cancer charity.
He supports PETA.
He supports the SickKids Foundation.
He supports Stand Up to Cancer.
He gave approximately $80 million of his $114 million earnings from The Matrix sequels to the special effects and makeup staff.
How Tall is Keanu Reeves?
Keanu Reeves stands at a height of 1.86 m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a body weight of 185 lbs i.e. 84 kg. He has a slim body build. He has a chest size of 43 inches, a biceps size of 14 inches, and a waist size of 35 inches. He has hazel eyes and his hair color is black.
What is Keanu Reeves’s Net Worth?
Keanu Reeves earns from his acting career in Hollywood. He has given numerous big hit and commercially successful films such as Bill and Ted franchise, The Matrix franchise, John Wick franchise, Point Break, and Speed among others. Besides acting, he has also co-founded a production company Company Films, and motorcycle company Arch Motorcycle Company. He has also appeared in several commercials. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $360 million.
Did You Know?
- “Keanu is Sad” or “Sad Keanu” went viral over the internet in 2010.
- A Facebook fan page declared 15 June as “Cheer-up Keanu Day”.
- His sister battled leukemia for more than a decade.
- He is an avid motorcyclist.
- Europe’s first Keanu Reeves film festival titled KeanuCon was held in April 2019.
- He also played bass guitar in the alternative rock band Dogstar.