Keanu Reeves lives in New York
Star profile Keanu Reeves
About Keanu Reeves
Actor Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut. His parents Patricia and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. (geologist) met in a Beirut nightclub where Patricia worked as a showgirl. The mother was 19 years old at the time, the father 21. Reeves has a sister, a half-sister on his mother's side and another half-sister on his father's side. After living in Australia, among other places, the Reeves family moved to New York. There the father separated from the family and left them behind. When the mother married director Paul Aaron, they all moved to Toronto, where Keanu's mother divorced after only six months of marriage. The mother later married the hairdresser and journalist Jack Bond. In 1994 this marriage also ended in divorce. Keanu's father is American of Hawaiian-Chinese descent and now lives on the Big Island, Hawaii (USA). Because of his drug addiction, Keanu and the other siblings are no longer in contact with their father.
At 17, Keanu Reeves dropped out of school and worked as a gardener, skate grinder, cook and manager of a pasta restaurant. Reeves' younger personal life is dramatic. Keanu Reeves had a daughter with Jennifer Syme. The baby was stillborn one month before the expected delivery date. Two months later, the couple separated but remained in close contact with each other. Until Jennifer was killed in a car accident in April 2001. The actor suffered a serious loss as early as 1993 when his close friend River Phoenix died of a cocaine and heroin overdose on the sidewalk in front of the famous Viper Room nightclub in Los Angeles at the age of just 23.
Reeves has lived in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, California, since 2003, but also has an apartment in New York.
In November 2019 he appeared for the first time with his girlfriend Alexandra Grant at the LACMA Art + Film Gala. The actor hadn't made a relationship public since the late 1990s.
Professional history of Keanu Reeves
In Toronto, Reeves played at the City Theater. There he gained his first stage experience, mostly in Shakespeare plays. Keanu had his first television and cinema appearances in 1979. First in various low-budget productions, but soon (after school and various small attempts at start-up) blockbusters were to follow. Keanu Reeves then became world-famous in 1994 on the side of film partner Sandra Bullock in the film "Speed". The role of the daring policeman gave him the breakthrough. From then on, he received fees in the millions, but continued to be a thorn in the side of many critics, who describe his acting as wooden and expressionless. Hollywood, however, offered Reeves, completely unimpressed by criticism, one film offer after another. And so Reeves could even afford to turn down the offer for "Speed 2" in 1997 and go on tour with his band instead. The role of computer hacker Neo in the "Matrix" trilogy then catapulted Reeves into the ranks of the highest-paid Hollywood stars in 1999. Since then, negative criticism has become more sparse. The "Matrix" series was followed by several films such as "Das Haus am See" (2006) and "Man of Tai Chi" (2013), which he also directed.
Features of Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves does not belong to any religion, but was raised Christian and is very interested in Buddhism. So much so that he is often referred to as a Buddhist.
Greatest Success by Keanu Reeves
Reeves' greatest film successes are "Matrix", "Speed" and "My Own Private Idaho".
The films in the Matrix series have won a total of four Academy Awards. Keanu has a star on the Walk of Fame and four MTV awards, in 1996 for the best kiss in a movie. In 2008 he received the Bambi in the category "Best Actor International".
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