Keanu Reeves Wiki/ Biography
Keanu Reeves is a Canadian actor, singer, producer, and director. He was born on 2 September 1964 in Lebanon and raised in Canada. His full name is Keanu Charles Reeves. Keanu Reeves height is 6’1” (185 cm/ 1.86 m) and weight is 79kg (175 lbs). His hair color is Black and has Hazel color eyes. His Chest size is 38 Inches, Waist-32 Inches, and Biceps-14 Inches. Keanu Reeves net worth in 2019 is about $360 million.
Keanu Reeves father is Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. and his mother is Patricia Taylor, who was a performer and costume designer. His father was a geologist. His mother is English while his father is American. He was left alone with his mother at the age of 3 when his father left them. Reeves last saw his father when he was only 13. His mother married a few afterward.
He attended High School for Performing Arts in Toronto. Keeves also studied at the Leah Posluns Theatre School in Ontario. He was expelled from the Etobicoke School of Arts. He attended four high schools in total.
Keanu Reeves Filmography/ Career (Acting, Singing, Directing, Producing)
Keanu Reeves first performance is said to be his role of Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. He was expelled from his school at the age of seventeen so he moved to Los Angeles. His screen role debut was in an episode of Hangin’ In. Apart from that, in the 1980s he starred in a few commercials including that of Kellogg’s cereal and Coca-Cola.
In 1986, he got featured in a movie for the first time, titled Young Blood. He continued on with small roles but in 1986, he portrayed an important role in River’s Edge, a drama movie for teenagers. Most of his roles in the ‘80s were a depiction of teenagers, including Permanent Record and the 1989 production of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, in which he starred as the lead role. Also in 1989, his lead role in Parenthood proved to be very successful for his acting career.
In 1991, he started his singing career and served as a guitarist in the band Dogstar. He grew out of his teenage roles when he starred in the successful film Point Break. Other movies like My Own Private Idaho also proved a breakthrough for him. He played the lead role in an action film titled Speed, this role took him to new heights of fame. Despite that, he refused to be cast as the lead role in the movie’s sequel Speed 2: Cruise Control even though he was being paid the highest-yet amount in his career.
He put his music career first and toured with his band. Alongside the tour, he played the role of Hamlet in a 1995 production of Hamlet. He also continued to do minor and supporting roles. His new leadership role in the romantic film A Walk on the Clouds also made it a hit for him.
He did an indie movie once again, titled Feeling Minnesota, but it proved to fail according to the critics. His other high-budgeted science fiction, Johnny Mnemonic, and action film Chain Reaction with Morgan Freeman did not do well in the box office and failed to run enough times in the cinemas. After having a streak of bad luck, his good luck restored with The Devil’s Advocate with Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. The film did splendid according to the reviewers and made a good grossing on the box office as well.
His most famous hit series of movies The Matrix initiated in 1999. The science fiction gathered a lot of attention from reviewers and was a success on the box office. The Matrix was a trilogy and it’s between, Reeves was featured in many other hit movies, like the romantic success The Lake House with Sandra Bullock; and The Gift with Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes. Apart from these two, other works of his like The Replacement and Sweet November remained unsuccessful. The Watcher also did not make it well on the box office.
However, with the release of the matrix sequels: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, he was brought back into the spotlight. The good luck again continued for him with the releases of Constantine and Something’s Gotta Give. He stayed in Becky, a music band, but left it in 2005 due to his decreasing interest in music.
He made his producing debut with the production of Man of Tai Chi. In 2014 he played another important lead character in action movie John Wick. The sequel to the movie was released in 2017, titled John Wick: Chapter 2 and the third part to be released in 2019, titled John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019). As of 2019, Keanu Reeves’s net worth is estimated to be $360 million.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth
Keanu Reeves net worth is estimated about $360 million. The Net Worth of Keanu Reeves includes remuneration from movies, income from brand endorsements and personal investments.
Reeves is famously known as an Atheist but is sometimes reported Buddhist. Nonetheless, he does not believe in a specific religion but has spoken about him believing in a higher power.
In 1999 was dating Jennifer Syme with whom he had a child, a daughter. She was named Ava Archer Syme but died right after she was born. Due to the grief, the couple separated and Jennifer Syme died in a result of a severe car accident in 2001. This was during the shooting of the Matrix sequels so Reeves had to take a break.
Interesting Facts About Keanu Reeves
- Reeves possesses three nationalities; English, because his mother was English, Canadian, by naturalization and lastly he has an American green card because his father was American.
- Keanu, his first name, translates to “cool breeze over mountains” in Hawaiian.
- While living in Toronto, he worked at a pasta restaurant as a manager.
- His ex-stepfather Paul Aaron was a stage and television director. Reeves lived with him when he first came to Los Angeles and Aaron helped him find a manager.
- He had a taste for grunge music and was a part of a grunge music band. He used to play bass guitars for the band.
- He cut his own paycheck by 90 percent for The Replacements so that the producers could allow Gene Hackman to come back.
- Reeves is reported to have said that he doesn’t care for money, which he has shown by rejecting huge paychecks and donating about $75 million to people who had worked with him as he found them deserving.
- The third film in the John Wick series is called John Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum. Another upcoming movie of his is Toy Story 4.
Also Read: Keanu Reeves Upcoming Movies List
Other Basic Facts
- Real Name/ Full name: Keanu Charles Reeves
- Age (As on 2019): 54 years
- Birth Date/ Birthday: 2 September 1964
- Nickname: The Wall, The One
- Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
- Nationality : Canadian-American
- Father Name: Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.
- Mother Name: Patricia Taylor
- Spouse/ Wife: NA
- Zodiac sign/ Sun sign: Virgo
- Body Measurements: Chest: 43 inch, Waist: 35 inch, Biceps: 14 inch
- Height: 186 cm or 6 feet 1 inches or 1.86 m
- Weight: almost 84 kgs or 185 lbs
- Hair color: Black
- Eye Colour: Hazel
- First Film/ Debut Film: One Step Away (1985)
- Net Worth (Approx): $360 million
- Social Links: NA
What do you think about Keanu Reeves net worth, movies? Tell us in a comment below.