Keanu Reeves is an actor, model, and musician from Canada. Reeves, who was raised in Toronto but was born in Beirut, started off performing in theater plays and television movies before making his feature film debut in Youngblood. He is best recognized for his appearances in a number of movies and franchises, including “The Matrix” trilogy and the “John Wick” flicks.
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Who is Keanu Reeves: The “John Wick” Star
On September 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon, Keanu Charles Reeves was born to Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., and Patricia, a costume designer and performer. His American father belonged to multiracial descent (Hawaiian, Chinese, English, Irish, and Portuguese) and his mother, originating from Essex is English.
He excelled as a goalie for the ice hockey team at De La Salle College. When he was 15, Reeves decided to pursue acting instead of his dream of playing professional ice hockey for the Canadian Olympic team. He attended Avondale Secondary Alternative School after dropping out of De La Salle College, giving him the opportunity to get education while working as an actor. When he was 17 years old, he left high school.
His American stepfather helped him secure a green card, and three years later he relocated to Los Angeles. Reeves is a Canadian citizen solely.
Reeves worked as a correspondent for the youth television series Going Great on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1984. He made his acting debut the same year in an episode of the show Hangin’ In.
Reeves had the lead role in the groundbreaking science fiction movie The Matrix, which served as the start of the Matrix franchise, in 1999. Reeves plays hacker Thomas Anderson, a computer programmer who goes by the nickname “Neo,” who learns that humanity is imprisoned in a virtual world created by sentient computers.
Reeves’ career took a turn for the better in 2014 after a string of commercial flops. In Chad Stahelski’s action thriller John Wick, he portrayed the film’s title character. On March 24, 2023, Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 made its debut; Reeves returned to play the lead character.
How Tall is Keanu Reeves?
The Canadian actor stands at 6 feet 1 inches (185 centimeters)tall.
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