WHO IS KEANU REEVES?
Keanu Reeves is known as a multi talented personality who is well loved not just for his skills but also for his dashing personality. The Canadian born is a producer, actor, musician and director.
His movie appearances have earned him a great recognition in the entertainment world. Reeves is known to have appear in movies such as Point Break, Speed, The Devil’s Advocate and many other great movies. Reeves career as been a source of inspiration to many young and aiming actor and director.
The multi talented Canadian star was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He was born into the family of Patricia Reeves who is an English costume designer and performer from Essex and to a father who is named Samuel Nowlin Reeves an American.
Keanu father Samuel had a taste of being imprisoned when he was selling heroin at the Hilo International Airport, Hawaii, his father was then arrested and imprison which led Reeves to stay with his mother. While growing up he move to different places in the world along with family. He has three siblings who are also famous in their own accord. Kim Reeves, an actress, Emma Reeves and Karina Miller who is a movie producer.
In the early year of Keanu birth, his parent was separated. In the year 1966 his mother started working as a costume designer which prompt them to move to Sydney and later New York where his mother married another man named Paul Aaron who is a Broadway and Hollywood director. His mother married Paul in the year 1970 and then divorce a year later.
After his mother failed married with Paul she moved on to marry her third husband a rock music producer Robert Miller, this marriage did not also last long as she has to divorce Miller four years after she got married to him. She then got married to her fourth husband who is named Jack bond. Jack is a professional hairdresser, the marriage did not also last.
With the experience of having to move from one step father to the other made Reeves change high school almost five times. Reeves attended the Etobicoke School of Art where he was expelled.
Reeves later had to drop out from school and face his career in acting and production.
Keanu Reeves is no doubt a dashing handsome man which most female will love. Over the years he has been rumored to be linked with several celebrities such as Amanda De Cadenet, Sandra Bullock, Hallie Meyers Shyer, Melissa Reigel and Jill Schoelen. It was sometimes rumored that he is a gay but there was no prove to back the claim.
In 2000 he started a romantic relationship with a girl named Jennifer Syme who gave birth to Reeves first child at eight months of her pregnancy to a baby girl named Ava Archer Syme Reeves. They eventually loss the child which lead to his break up with her.
Later it was recorded that Jennifer was involved in a car accident while driving alone in Los Angeles Cahuenga Boulevard. She was thrown from the car and it was later gathered that she died immediately. After he death police find out she has been taking depression drugs. This prove she had probably been suffering from depression.
Keanu Reeves career started when he started going to work as a production assistance for one of his step father Paul Aaron who is a movie producer. As at this period he was just 15 years old, although he was very young but he was very determined. His acting career initially started before his production career. He started acting at the age of 9 when he appeared in a theater production of the movie Damn Yankees.
At the age of 15 Reeves played the role of Mercutio in a stage production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at the Leah Posluns Theater. After dropping out from school he obtained a green card through his American step father which allow him move to Los Angeles, after his arrival in Los Angeles he made his first acting debut in an episode of movie title Hangin’In and in 1980 he appeared in coca cola commercials. He also appears in short movies all in the 1980.
In 1984 he started working as a correspondent for Going great, a TV youth program of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His first ever studio movie appearance was in 1986 in a movie Youngblood where he played a Goalie from Quebec.
Aside the above he is also known to have taken special movie roles in movies such as The Devil’s Advocate, The Matrix trilogy, Constantine and John Wick Franchise.
Keanu Reeves have acquired a lot of wealth for himself due to his talent as an actor and many more. For instance, he was paid USD $10 million which was an upfront for the movie Matrix film and was later paid USD $35 million after the movie became a hit.
- When asked the reason for him getting expelled while he was in high school. He got this to say. “I got expelled because I got…. Just as little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often… I was generally the most well oiled machine in the school.”
- Reeves is very passionate about sport than in academic. He was a successful hockey player in one his high school which earn him a nickname “The wall.”
- In 2005 Keanu was awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. His star is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.