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Keanu Charles Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born September 2, 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Taylor, a showgirl and costume designer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and Chinese ancestry, and Keanu's mother is originally from England. After his parents' 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 also directed another Asian-influenced project, Man of Tai Chi (2013). In 2014, Keanu played the title role in the action revenge film John Wick (2014), which became popular with critics and audiences alike. He reprised the role in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), taking the now-iconic character to a better opening weekend and even more enthusiastic reviews than the first go-around.  See full bio on IMDb »

Keanu Reeves Made Into Video Game Character for 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Keanu Reeves
Made into a Video Game Character ... For 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Keanu Reeves' badassery has now seeped into the cyber world -- 'cause he's playing a character in the upcoming 'Cyberpunk' installment that looks EXACTLY like him. The iconic action-hero actor… READ MORE >

'Bill & Ted 3' Welcome to Film at the Real San Dimas High School

'Bill & Ted 3'
It'd Be Excellent, Dudes ... If Ya Shot at the Real San Dimas HS!!!

Bill and Ted are coming back to the big screen, which means they'll be back in San Dimas, and there's one place that would LOVE to have them this time around ... their real-life alma mater. Keanu… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago
Keanu Reeves Busts Terrifying Motorcycle Stunt for Super Bowl Commercial

Keanu Reeves
Busts Terrifying Stunt for Super Bowl Commercial

Keanu Reeves channeled his inner Johnny Utah from "Point Break" to pull off this thrilling -- and incredibly dangerous -- Super Bowl ad. You can see Keanu stand on the bike as it's going at… READ MORE >

- 504 days ago
Keanu Reeves Just Felt Like Running -- We're Just Sayin'!

Keanu Reeves
Just Felt Like Running: We're Just Sayin'!

Here's a slightly gristled Keanu Reeves in a run-over red cap walking through the airport in France yesterday (left) and Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump mid-stride during his cross country running… READ MORE >

- 1098 days ago
Keanu Reeves -- Cops Investigate 'Matrix' Obsessed Fan

Keanu Reeves
Cops Investigate 'Matrix' Obsessed Fan

Keanu Reeves is once again being courted to join the resistance and save humanity ... only this time it's not Morpheus ... it's an obsessed fan who thinks "The Matrix" is real life. According to… READ MORE >

- 1138 days ago
Keanu Reeves -- WHOA ... I'm Really Good at Ping Pong

Keanu Reeves
WHOA ... I'm Really Good at Ping Pong

Turns out, Keanu Reeves has a serious hidden talent -- the dude DOMINATES at ping pong ... so says one of Keanu's co-stars who says he found out about KR's skills the hard way.  We spoke… READ MORE >

- 1275 days ago
Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne -- John Wick in the Matrix?? (PHOTOS)

Keanu Reeves & Laurence Fishburne
John Wick in the Matrix??

Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne are going back to the well -- the BILLION dollar well they hope .. for the the action sequel "John Wick 2." Neo and Morpheus reunited on a Brooklyn rooftop… READ MORE >

- 1282 days ago
Keanu Reeves -- I Need Protection from Delusional Woman

Keanu Reeves
I Need Protection from Delusional Woman

Keanu Reeves fears the woman who broke into his home will return ... because she believes Keanu is a conduit to her dad whom she believes was abducted and placed in witness protection.Reeves… READ MORE >

- 1721 days ago
Keanu Reeves -- 2nd Home Intruder in 2 DAYS ... This One's Naked

Keanu Reeves
2nd Intruder in 2 DAYS And This One's Naked

It's borderline incredible ... ANOTHER intruder made her way inside Keanu Reeves' house ... and this one got wet and wild.It was the SECOND time in 2 days ... a woman waltzed into… READ MORE >

- 1731 days ago
Keanu Reeves -- Super-Coolly Subdues Home Intruder

Keanu Reeves
Super-Coolly Subdues Home Intruder

Keanu Reeves had his chance to reprise his famous line from "The Matrix" -- "I know Kung Fu" -- because we've learned a woman broke into his house while he was sleeping and plunked herself on his… READ MORE >

- 1736 days ago
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