Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon on September 2, 1964. He is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portu...
Born on September 02, 1964
Height 1.86m / 6' 1"
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon on September 2, 1964. He is the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese ancestry. After their marriage dissolved, Keanu moved with his mother and younger sister, Kim Reeves, to New York City, then Toronto. Stepfather #1 was Paul Aaron, a stage and film director - he and Patricia divorced within a year, after which she went on to marry (and divorce) rock promoter Robert Miller and hair salon owner Jack Bond. Reeves never reconnected with his biological father. In high school, Reeves was lukewarm toward academics but took a keen interest in ice hockey (as team goalie, he earned the nickname "The Wall") and drama. He eventually dropped out of school to pursue an acting career.After a few stage gigs and a handful of made-for-TV movies, he scored a supporting role in the Rob Lowe hockey flick Youngblood (1986), which was filmed in Canada. Shortly after the production wrapped, Reeves packed his bags and headed for Hollywood. Reeves popped up on critics' radar with his performance in the dark adolescent drama, River's Edge (1986), and landed a supporting role in the Oscar-nominated Dangerous Liaisons (1988) with director Stephen Frears.His first popular success was the role of totally rad dude "Ted Logan" in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). The wacky time-travel movie became something of a cultural phenomenon, and audiences would forever confuse Reeves's real-life persona with that of his doofy on-screen counterpart. He then joined the casts of Ron Howard's comedy, Parenthood (1989), and Lawrence Kasdan's I Love You to Death (1990).Over the next few years, Reeves tried to shake the Ted stigma with a series of highbrow projects. He played a slumming rich boy opposite River Phoenix's narcoleptic male hustler in My Own Private Idaho (1991), an unlucky lawyer who stumbles into the vampire's lair in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), and Shakespearean party-pooper Don John in Much Ado About Nothing (1993).In 1994, the understated actor became a big-budget action star with the release of Speed (1994). Its success heralded an era of five years in which Reeves would alternate between small films, like Feeling Minnesota (1996) and The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997), and big films like A Walk in the Clouds (1995) and The Devil's Advocate (1997). (There were a couple misfires, too: Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Chain Reaction (1996).) After all this, Reeves did the unthinkable and passed on the Speed sequel, but he struck box-office gold again a few years later with the Wachowski siblings' cyberadventure, The Matrix (1999).Now a bonafide box-office star, Keanu would appear in a string of smaller films -- among them The Replacements (2000), The Watcher (2000), The Gift (2000), Sweet November (2001), and Hardball (2001) - before The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) were both released in 2003.Since the end of The Matrix trilogy, Keanu has divided his time between mainstream and indie fare, landing hits with Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Lake House (2006), and Street Kings (2008). He's kept Matrix fans satiated with films such as Constantine (2005), A Scanner Darkly (2006), and The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008). And he's waded back into art-house territory with Ellie Parker (2005), Thumbsucker (2005), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), and Henry's Crime (2010).Most recently, as post-production on the samurai epic 47 Ronin (2013) waged on, Keanu appeared in front of the camera in Side by Side (2012), a documentary on celluloid and digital filmmaking, which he also produced. He's also directing another Asian-influenced project, Man of Tai Chi (2013).Read More
Intense contemplative gaze
Deep husky voice
Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (1995).
Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".
Had job sharpening ice skates.
Ex-stepson of film and stage director Paul Aaron.
Named after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves. "Keanu" is a derivation of Reeves' great-great-uncle Keaweaheulu, whose name means "the soft breeze raising" in Hawaiian.
Younger sister, Kim Reeves (born in Australia in 1966). Through his mother, he has a half-sister named Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto). Through his father, he has a half-sister named Emma Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).
He owns at least two Norton Commando motorcycles whose engines were available in both 750cc and 850cc capacities, the high-compression version being the Combat Commando.
Loves ballroom dancing.
Arrested in Los Angeles, California; charged with drunk driving. [May 1993]
Ranked #23 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
What would happen if you melted? You know, you never really hear this talked about much, but spontaneous combustion? It exists!...[people] burn from within...sometimes they'll be in a wooden chair and the chair won't burn, but there'll be nothing left of the person. Except sometimes his teeth. Or the heart. No one speaks about this, but its for real.
I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit.
[when asked if he had any fears] I used to have nightmares that they would put "He played Ted" on my tombstone.
[on drugs] I've had wonderful experiences. I mean really wonderful. In teaching. Personal epiphanies. About life. About a different perspective -- help with different perspectives that you have. You know what I mean? Relationships to nature. Relationships with the self. With other people. With events.
[on being a star] It can still be very surreal. It's easy to become very self-critical when you're an actor. Then you get critiqued be the critics. Whether you agree with them or not, people are passing judgment on you.
I'm sorry my existence is not very noble or sublime.
I'm a meathead, man. You've got smart people, and you've got dumb people. I just happen to be dumb.
[when told he'd have to "bite the bullet"] Yes, but I don't have to eat the whole rifle.
When I don't feel free and can't do what I want I just react. I go against it.
My name can't be THAT tough to pronounce!
|The Matrix Revolutions||$ 15,000,000 + 15% of the gross|
|The Matrix Reloaded||$ 15,000,000 + 15% of the gross|
|The Matrix||$ 10,000,000 + 10% of the gross|
|The Devil's Advocate||$ 8,000,000|
|Johnny Mnemonic||$ 2,000,000|
|Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color||MichaelRiley,Age17(1episode,1986)|
|Brigade de nuit||Mugger/...(2episodes,1985)|
|Act of Vengeance||BuddyMartin(asKeannuReeves)|
|Babes in Toyland||JackFenton/Jack-be-Nimble|
|The Brotherhood of Justice||Derek|
|The Tracey Ullman Show||JesseWalker(1episode,1989)|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself-Guest(5episodes,2003-2014)|
|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure||Ted'Theodore'Logan|
|Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures||TedLogan(13episodes,1990)|
|Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey||Ted|
|My Own Private Idaho||ScottFavor|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Himself-Guest(9episodes,1993-2008)|
|Bram Stoker's Dracula||JonathanHarker|
|Late Show with David Letterman||Himself-Guest/...(6episodes,1994-2008)|
|Even Cowgirls Get the Blues||JulianGitche|
|Much Ado About Nothing||DonJohn|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself-Guest(2episodes,1997-2001)|
|The Devil's Advocate||KevinLomax|
|The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Harry|
|Me and Will||Dogstar/Himself|
|CBS News Sunday Morning||Himself(1episode,2015)|
|One Step Away||RonPetrie|
|Mayor of the Sunset Strip||Himself|
|The Matrix Reloaded||Neo|
|Caiga quien caiga||Himself(1episode,2005)|
|The Matrix Revolutions||Neo|
|1999 MTV Movie Awards||Himself|
|1995 MTV Movie Awards||Himself|
|Enter the Matrix||Neo(voice)|
|God kveld Norge||Himself(1episode,2003)|
|Richard & Judy||BobArctor(1episode,2006)|
|Life Under Water||Kip|
|HBO First Look||Himself(6episodes,1994-2008)|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Himself-Guest(4episodes,2008-2015)|
|Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years||OfficerJackTraven(archivefootage)|
|Lost in Translation|
|The Making of 'Speed'||Himself|
|2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards||Himself|
|The Sharon Osbourne Show||Himself-Guest(2episodes,2003-2004)|
|The 75th Annual Academy Awards||Himself-Presenter:BestVisualEffects|
|Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute||Himself|
|The Gift: A Look Inside||Himself|
|2003 MTV Movie Awards||Himself|
|Making 'The Matrix'||Himself|
|Días de cine||Himself(2episodes,1995-2008)|
|E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers||Himself(archivefootage)|
|Le grand journal de Canal+||Himself(1episode,2014)|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Himself-Guest(1episode,2012)|
|The Matrix: The Movie Special||Himself|
|The Burly Man Chronicles||Himself|
|Quelli che... il calcio||Himself(1episode,2008)|
|The Matrix: Path of Neo||Neo(archivefootage)|
|The Colbert Report||Himself-Guest(1episode,2013)|
|Grin & Barrett||Himself(1episode,2005)|
|E! True Hollywood Story||Himself(3episodes,2002-2008)|
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