Keanu Reeves: biography and latest news!

  • Job : actor
  • Sign: Virgo
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, September 02, 1964 (age: 56 years old)
  • Country: Canada

Keanu Reeves was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. Son of a geologist of Hawaiian origin and a costume designer of British origin, he has a younger sister named Kim. After his parents’ divorce, he was raised by his mother in the United States. His childhood was marked by many moves and he spent a large part of his teenage years in Toronto, Canada. He became passionate about ice hockey and plans to make it his profession.

At the same time, he discovered the theater during his studies. During a performance of the play Romeo and Juliet, in which he plays Mercutio, the trigger is there. At the beginning of the 80’s, he starts his career with appearances on Canadian television and a few advertising contracts. He accumulates odd jobs to gain his independence and scours the castings. In 1986, his past as a sportsman allowed him to land a role in Youngblood, a film about ice hockey, with Patrick Swayze. To give a new boost to his career, he decided to move to Los Angeles.

In 1988, he landed the role of Knight Danceny in Stephen Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons. Quickly, the actor is noticed and obtains several roles; The excellent adventure of Bill and Ted, Providence, Point Break. In 1991, he is revealed to the general public in My Own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant alongside River Phoenix. From then on, he made a series of films: Dracula (1992), Little Buddha (1993), Speed (1994), The Devil’s Partner (1997). The consecration comes in 1999 with the first part of the saga Matrix, in which he plays Neo. He resumed his role in 2003 to film the other two parts, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, which met with great success at the world box office. He continues his career and continues to expand his filmography; Tout peut arriver, Au bout de la nuit, Les vies privées de Pippa Lee…

Keanu Reeves adds a string to his bow and gets behind the camera with his first film, The Man of Tai Chi, in 2013. But the film receives a mixed reception. In 2014, he renews the experience with a documentary, Side by side.

In 2014, he returns to the forefront of the scene with the film John Wick, in which he plays the hero. He returns to his role in the sequels: John Wick 2 (2012), then John Wick Parabellum (2019). In 2019, he lends his voice to the character of Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4.

In April 2019, the actor became the new Yves Saint Laurent brand ambassador for the 2019 Fall-Winter ready-to-wear collection.

In December 1999, his partner Jennifer Syme gave birth to a stillborn baby girl. The couple separated a few months later. In April 2001, Jennifer Syme dies in a car accident. On November 2, 2019, he made official his love story with the artist Alexandra Grant at the Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles.