At 57 years of age, Keanu Reeves is one of the most famous and highest paid Hollywood actors today, star of multi-million dollar franchises such as “John Wick” and “Matrix“, this last with a fourth installment scheduled for this December 22. However, unlike his colleagues on the big screen, he is a lonely and austere man.
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Born in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 2, 1964, the son of Patricia Taylor and Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. Reeves’ biological father was a violent man who did not miss an opportunity to humiliate him in front of other people and who was in prison for selling drugs Keanu Reeves has two sisters: Kim Reeves and Emma Reeves, as well as a half-sister named Karina Miller.
Despite the fact that Samuel Nowlin Reeves separated from Patricia Taylor when Keanu was 3 years old, he maintained regular contact with his son until he was 6 years old. The last time the actor saw his father, he was 13 years old.
With his father’s estrangement and the move from Beirut to New York, Keanu Reeves he thought he would regain his peace of mind; but this did not happen.
While her mother worked as a stripper, Reeves and his sister were again physically and psychologically abused. This time from his mother’s partners.
Some time later, the Lebanese actor suffered a severe blow to learn that his sister Kim suffers from leukemia. Fortunately, the young woman managed to overcome the disease.
After appearing in numerous television shows and films with little critical and commercial impact, Reeves landed his first major role as Scott Favor in “My Own Private Idaho”(1991), along with River Phoenix with whom he began a great friendship.
Two years later, River Phoenix died of an overdose. Keanu In an interview, he assured that he often thinks about him and that he possibly could have done more to prevent him from continuing to use drugs.
Despite the painful loss, Keanu he continued his ascending acting career. He added new productions to his artistic work, among them: “Dracula”, “Speed”, The Devil’s Advocate” and “The Matrix”.
In that period of time, Keanu met his girlfriend Jennifer Syme. The young woman became pregnant, but the pregnancy was interrupted at eight months of gestation. The baby died in the womb.
Only a few months later, a new tragedy enveloped the actor: his girlfriend lost her life in a traffic accident. This fact left Keanu plunged into a great depression. “Many need happiness to be able to live, I do not”, The actor once assured.
Years after the tragedy, Keanu Reeves gives love a new chance. On a 2018 red carpet, the actor was spotted alongside visual artist Alexandra Grant, with whom he has been friends for several years. Because it is always possible to be happy again.
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Correction: This note was originally published in September 2019, but has been updated by the premiere of the new trailer for “The Matrix Resurrections”.
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