Reeves at The Lake House London premiere in September 2006
|Born||Keanu Charles Reeves
September 2, 1964
Keanu Charles Reeves (born September 2, 1964) is an Canadian-American actor. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He has Canadian and American citizenships. His father, Samuel Reeves, a geologist, is an American of Hawaiian-Chinese descent, and his mother, Patricia Bond, a costume designer/performer, is British. Keanu is named after his uncle, and his first name is a Hawaiian word that means 'cool breeze over the mountains.'
Keanu 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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