Has appeared in three films whose title contains a US state: Feeling Minnesota (1996), My Own Private Idaho (1991) and The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988) and his character in Point Break (1991) was named John Utah.
His estranged girlfriend Jennifer Syme was killed when her Jeep Cherokee careered onto the wrong side of a Los Angeles road near Highway 101 and smashed into three parked cars.The force of the crash flipped the car over and she was thrown through the windshield. She was killed instantly.
Maintains Canadian citizenship and passport.
In November 1999, the baby girl he was expecting with girlfriend Jennifer Syme was stillborn, just a few weeks shy of the actual delivery date. They had planned to name her Ava Archer Syme-Reeves.
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#17).
When trying out for the parts of Bill and Ted in Bill & Ted`s Excellent Adventure (1989), each actor was paired up with another. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter were paired up, Reeves trying out for the part of Bill while Winter tried out for the part of Ted. They were cast opposite what they auditioned for.
Keanu got his abdominal scar from a motorcycle wreck in Topanga Canyon. He was on a "demon ride" (no headlights at night) when he crashed into the side of a mountain. He was hospitalized for a week with broken ribs and a ruptured spleen.When the paramedics came to get him, an emergency medical technician trainee picked up one end of the stretcher ... then dropped it by mistake! "It made me laugh, but I couldn`t breathe!"
Hobbies include horseback riding and surfing (both inspired from movie roles).
Dropped out of high school when he was 17 to become an actor.
His 1974 motorcycle is among his most prized possessions.
His mother, Patricia Taylor, was a costume designer for rock stars such as Alice Cooper.
His father was a geologist who served time in prison. He was paroled after serving two years of a ten-year sentence for selling heroin at Hilo Airport in 1992.
He loves to play ice hockey (goalie position).
Was manager of a pasta shop in Toronto.
Father left the family when Keanu was very young.
His father Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. (b. 1942) is Chinese and Hawaiian. His mother Patricia Taylor is English, making him Eurasian like fellow actors Andrew Johnston, Brandon Lee, Rob Schneider, Russell Wong, Anthony Begonia, Michael Wong and actresses Jessica Anderson, Devon Aoki, Moon Bloodgood, China Chow, Kelly Hu, Traycee King, Kristin Kreuk, Jaymee Ong, Maggie Q, Nicole Scherzinger and Monica Young.
Was nicknamed "the wall" by high school hockey team De La Salle College "Oaklands".
Had job sharpening ice skates.
Stepson of film and stage director Paul Aaron.
Named after his uncle Henry Keanu Reeves. "Keanu" is a derivation of Reeves` great-great-uncle Keaweaheulu, whose name means "the soft breeze raising" in Hawaiian.
Sister, Kim (born in Australia in 1966). Through his mother he has a half-sister named Karina Miller (born 1976 in Toronto). Through his father he has a half-sister named Emma Reeves (born 1980 in Hawaii).
He owns at least two Norton Commando motorcycles whose engines were available in both 750cc and 850cc capacities, the high-compression version being the Combat Commando.
Loves ballroom dancing.
Arrested in Los Angeles; charged with drunk driving.
Ranked #23 in Empire (UK) magazine`s "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
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