Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves

Reeves at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964 (1964-09-02) (age 50)
Beirut, Lebanon
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his roles in movies like the Bill and Ted series, The Matrix series, and Speed, etc. At age 9, he started his acting career by appearing onstage, and at age 14, he appeared in Canadian television series and commercials. He also appeared in short movies and stage work in early 1980s. Keanu acted his first significant role in River's Edge (1987), and the next year (1988), he appeared in some movies such as Dangerous Liaisons and Permanent Record. In 1989, he appeared in the successful comedy Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, which was one of the Bill and Ted series.

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Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is the son of Patricia Bond (née Taylor), an English-born costume designer/performer, and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr.[1] His father, who is a Hawaiian-born American, has English, Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Irish, and Portuguese ancestry.[2][3][4][5][6] Reeves has said: "My grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian, so I was around Chinese art, furniture and cuisine when I was growing up".[7] He is named after his uncle, and his first name is a Hawaiian word that means 'cool breeze over the mountains.'

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