Keanu Reeves is well known as “Hollywood’s introvert”. But this is not to be judged regarding his acting career. He has performed a variety of roles, with many box office hits. Keanu started his career with television shows and went on to become a top-grossing actor. He also writes, has a production house, and owns a motorcycle company. He also appeared in the futuristic sci-fi game Cyberpunk.
When a fan called him “breathtaking” during the launch show, he said, “You’re breathtaking! You’re all breathtaking!” Keanu is very much committed to his work and even performs most of his own stunts. He is as good a human as he is an actor. Reeves does many philanthropic activities and even found a cancer foundation.
Keanu Charles Reeves was born on September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. His parents are Patricia Taylor and Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr. He also has two sisters named Kim and Emma Reeves. Keanu’s childhood was not very cheerful. His father abandoned them when he was just three. His mother had many unsuccessful marriages after that. Keanu was left to take care of himself and his sisters. He was a successful ice hockey goalkeeper during his school years. Keanu aimed a career in it but changed his decision when he was 15. He had been active in theaters and decided to continue as an actor.
Keanu Reeves’ Tragic Early Life & Finding Hope Again
His parents split, and his mother’s continual unsuccessful marriages took a toll on Keanu. He was not a very model student in school. Keanu was also expelled from one of his schools because of his conduct. This was not the end of his ordeals. His sister Kim was diagnosed with cancer in 1991, and he was her only caretaker. Keanu, however, stayed strong throughout. A glimpse of happiness seemed to be returning to his life after he met Jennifer Syme in 1998. Keanu found a lover and his comfort place in her. The couple fell in love and soon were expecting a daughter. But even this happiness didn’t seem to last long for Keanu. The child was stillborn. Keanu was left devastated, already exhausted mentally by the loss of people close to him. Jennifer went into a depression from this incident.
Jennifer and Keanu split after this incident. They were still on good terms with each other and connected occasionally. But misfortune struck again when Jennifer passed away in a car accident. She was already receiving medication for her depression. Keanu was completely hopeless, tired from his continuous losses. He found it difficult to find love, fearing he’ll lose them again. Keanu healed with the appearance of a new person in his life. He appeared with artist Alexandra Grant on a red carpet show in 2019 which stated rumors. And they are dating indeed. Although the couple had been together for more than a decade. He collaborated with Grant on his first book, Ode to Happiness and Shadows. They also founded a publishing company together. They named it X Artists’ Books and have published titles like The Artists’ Prison.
Keanu Reeves’ Acting Career:
Keanu started his career through a television series called Hangin’ In. He also acted in many stage performances like Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet. He received much praise for his stage roles, being termed as a natural for his role of Hamlet. Throughout the ’90s, he acted in many movies. Though all were not box office hits. His major success was marked by his role in the Matrix franchise. His character Neo became a public favorite and was critically praised. He gave away much of his income from the movies to his makeup and stunt crew. In 2014, he reappeared as a retired hitman in John Wick. His role brought strings of praise. He is now preparing for the 4th Matrix movie and 4th and 5th parts of the John Wick series. Keanu is also awaiting the release of his first graphic comic BRZRKR.
Keanu Reeves Net Worth & Spendings
Keanu lives very simply. He has been spotted in the same outfit over the years in many shows. And he could also be spotted at many public places enjoying small things of life. Keanu Reeves has a net worth of $360M. He does many philanthropic activities and even gives proper credits to his crew. He bought Harleys for his entire stunt crew. Truly a gem of a man in the whole of Hollywood with no haters.