Keanu Reeves

Actor, Musician, Pasta chef
Few moviegoers would have guessed from his laconic and occasionally blissed-out performances in films like "River's Edge" (1986) and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) that in less than a decade, Keanu Reeves ... Read more »
Born: 09/01/1964 in Lebanon


Actor (97)

Daughter of God 2015 (Movie)

Detective Scotty Galban (Actor)

Knock Knock 2015 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Passengers (Columbia Pictures) 2015 (Movie)

Jim Preston (Actor)

21 Years: Richard Linklater 2014 (Movie)


Deep Web 2014 (Movie)


Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)


John Wick 2014 (Movie)

John Wick (Actor)

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Whole Truth 2014 (Movie)


47 Ronin 3D 2013 (Movie)

Kai (Actor)

Generation Um... 2013 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Man of Tai Chi 2013 (Movie)

Donaka Mark (Actor)

Henry's Crime 2011 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Bollywood Hero 2009 (Tv Show)


The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Movie)

Chris Nadeau (Actor)

Street Kings 2008 (Movie)

Detective Tom Ludlow (Actor)

The Day the Earth Stood Still 2008 (Movie)

Klaatu (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)


A Scanner Darkly 2006 (Movie)

Bob Arctor (Actor)

Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The Great Warming 2006 (Movie)


The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

Alex Wyler (Actor)

Constantine 2005 (Movie)

John Constantine (Actor)

Ellie Parker 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Thumbsucker 2005 (Movie)

Perry Lyman (Actor)

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)


The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Movie House 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)


Something's Gotta Give 2003 (Movie)

Dr Julian Mercer (Actor)

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The 2003 Teen Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

Neo (Actor)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

Neo (Actor)

Animatrix 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Neo (Actor)

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Conor O'Neill (Actor)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

Nelson (Actor)

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Action 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The Gift 2000 (Movie)

Donnie Barksdale (Actor)

The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

Shane "Footsteps" Falco (Actor)

The Watcher 2000 (Movie)

Griffin (Actor)

Me & Will 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

Neo (Actor)

The Devil's Advocate 1997 (Movie)

Kevin Lomax (Actor)

The Last Time I Committed Suicide 1997 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Chain Reaction 1996 (Movie)

Eddie Kasalivich (Actor)

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Jiaks Clayton (Actor)

A Walk in the Clouds 1995 (Movie)

Paul Sutton (Actor)

Great American Music: A Salute to Fast Cars 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Hi-Octane 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Johnny Mnemonic (Actor)

Legendary Trails 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1994 (Movie)

Julian Gitche (Actor)

Little Buddha 1994 (Movie)

Prince Siddhartha (Actor)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

Jack Traven (Actor)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

(uncredited) Juan the Dog Boy (Actor)

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

Don John--Don Pedro's Half Brother (Actor)

The 1993 MTV Movie Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)


Bram Stoker's Dracula 1992 (Movie)

Jonathan Harker (Actor)

The 1992 MTV Movie Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

Ted "Theodore" Logan (Actor)

My Own Private Idaho 1991 (Movie)

Scott Favor (Actor)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

Johnny Utah (Actor)

I Love You to Death 1990 (Movie)

Marlon (Actor)

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)


Tune in Tomorrow... 1990 (Movie)

Martin Loader (Actor)

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

Ted "Theodore" Logan (Actor)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

Tod (Actor)

Dangerous Liaisons 1988 (Movie)

Chevalier Danceny (Actor)

Permanent Record 1988 (Movie)

Chris Townsend (Actor)

The Night Before 1988 (Movie)

Winston Connelly (Actor)

The Prince of Pennsylvania 1988 (Movie)

Rupert Marshetta (Actor)

Babes in Toyland 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


Under the Influence 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


Flying 1986 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

River's Edge 1986 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Youngblood 1986 (Movie)

Heaver (Actor)

Fast Food 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Letting Go 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)


Act of Vengeance (TV Show)


Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)


Cowboy Bebop (Movie)

Spike Spiegel (Actor)

Life Under Water (TV Show)


Moving Day (TV Show)


Young Again (TV Show)

Producer (4)

Daughter of God 2015 (Movie)


Knock Knock 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Passengers (Columbia Pictures) 2015 (Movie)


Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Music (1)

Sweet November 2001 (Movie)

("Time After Time") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Man of Tai Chi 2013 (Movie)



Few moviegoers would have guessed from his laconic and occasionally blissed-out performances in films like "River's Edge" (1986) and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989) that in less than a decade, Keanu Reeves would be one of Hollywood's most popular and bankable leading men. He had to first endure a long, awkward period, during which he struggled to find his footing in big-budget features like "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992) and independent fare like "Little Buddha" (1993); in the eyes of most critics and pundits, he was ill-equipped for both. But his turn as a determined and resourceful police officer in 1994's "Speed" proved him to be a capable action hero, which he underscored by playing Neo, the reluctant Messiah figure in the science fiction blockbuster "The Matrix" (1999) and its two sequels, as well as "Constantine" (2003). Perhaps sensing that his acting abilities remained in the crosshairs of many pundits, he strove to maintain a presence in quieter dramas and the occasional comedy, which received mixed results.


Paul Aaron

Divorced Reeves' mother after six months of marriage

Jack Bond

Divorced Reeves' mother in 1994

Lynn Collins Actor

Dated for three months after meeting on the set of "The Lake House" (2006) No longer together

Amanda De Cadenet Actor

Briefly engaged in 1996 No longer together

Diane Keaton Actor

Co-starred in 2003's "Something's Gotta Give" Although rumored to have dated in 2005, both their reps denied the romance

Autumn MacIntosh Actor

Rumored to have dated in 2004 No longer together

Karina Miller

Born in 1976 in Toronto; daughter of Patricia Taylor and Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Married to Reeves' mother from 1976-80; had a daughter together

Carrie-Anne Moss Actor

Reportedly became involved during the filming of "The Matrix" (1999) No longer together

Emma Reeves Actor

Born in 1980 in Hawaii; father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves

Samuel Reeves

Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent; abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was two; sentenced to 10 years in prison for cocaine and heroin possession in 1994; served time in a Hawaiian jail; paroled in 1996

Ava Reeves

Born stillborn in 2000; mother, Jennifer Syme

Kim Reeves

Born in 1966 in Australia; diagnosed with leukemia in the early 1990s

Jennifer Syme Actor

Gave birth to Reeves' stillborn daughter in 2000, who was named Ava Archer Reeves Killed in a car accident on April 2, 2001

Patricia Taylor



De La Salle College

Toronto , Ontario
Attended for one year; voted Most Valuable Player as goalie on the hockey team

Hedgerow Theatre

Moylan , Pennsylvania
Studied acting with Jasper Deeter

High School for the Performing Arts

Toronto , Ontario
Failed acting class and left after one year

Etobicoke School of the Arts

Etobicoke , Ontario

Jessie Ketchum Public School

Toronto , Ontario
Attended from kindergarten through eighth grade



Played Robin Wright Penn's lover in "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," written and directed by Rebecca Miller


Starred in the remake of the 1951 science fiction movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still"


Played a veteran LAPD officer who is framed for murder in "Street Kings"; written and directed by David Ayer


Re-teamed with Bullock in the romantic drama, "The Lake House"; a remake of the Korean film "IL Mare"


Starred in the Richard Linklater directed, "A Scanner Darkly"; adapted from the novel by Philip K. Dick


Played the title role in "Constantine" based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer


Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Jan. 31)


Reprised role of Neo in "The Matrix Reloaded"


Again portrayed Neo in the third installment of the trilogy "The Matrix: Revelations"


Co-starred with Diane Keaton in the Nancy Meyers directed comedy "Something's Gotta Give"


Cast as advertising executive opposite Charlize Theron in the remake of "Sweet November"


Portrayed a wife-beating accused murderer in "The Gift"


Starred in the sports comedy "The Replacements"


Starred as Neo, a computer expert who joins forces with a rebel underground to pursue "The Matrix"


Cast as a lawyer tempted by success and Satan in "The Devil's Advocate"


Appeared as the title character in a Winnipeg production of "Hamlet"


Played a WWII veteran who pretends to be married in "A Walk in the Clouds"


Re-teamed with Van Sant for a supporting role in "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues"


Shot to superstardom as an explosives expert attempting to diffuse a bomb-rigged bus in "Speed"


Portrayed Siddhartha in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha"


Portrayed Jonathan Harker in Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"


Reprised the time-travelling Ted for the inferior sequel "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey"


Starred as a politician's son who becomes a street hustler in Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho"


Last major TV acting appearance to date, in the "Two Lost Souls" segment of "The Tracey Ullman Show" (Fox)


Had featured role, alongside Ullman and Kevin Kline in the black comedy "I Love You to Death"


Breakthrough screen role, as Ted, half of the dim-witted, time-travelling pair in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"


Offered memorable turn as a teenage hippie in Ron Howard's "Parenthood"


Played Chevalier Danceny, a music teacher infatuated with Uma Thurman's Cecile de Volange in "Dangerous Liaisons"


First starring role, "River's Edge" playing a burned out dope-smoking teen


Film acting debut in "Youngblood"; cast alongside Rob Lowe as a hockey player


First Canadian-produced feature, "Flying/Dream to Believe"


Appeared as Jack Be Nimble in the ABC small screen remake of "Babes in Toyland" starring Drew Barrymore


Moved to Los Angeles to pursue career


US TV debut, "Letting Go" (ABC)


Debut in a Shakespearean play, cast as Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" in Toronto


Played a street tough in the short film "The Prodigal"


Professional stage debut in Toronto production of the homoerotic drama "Wolfboy"


At age 16, danced in a Coca-Cola commercial


TV acting debut, "Hanging In" (CBC)

Moved from NYC to Toronto with family when he was six

Bonus Trivia


Various sources list either September 2 or September 4 as his date of birth (one lists August 2); since the majority indicate September 2, that is the date this database is listing.


His first name, Keanu, means 'cool breeze over the mountains.'


Reeves has an abdominal scar which is the result of a motorcyle accident.


Reeves was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child.


The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, began a class called "The Films of Keanu Reeves" as of January 1994.


He performs with his band Dogstar, formed in 1993 with Bret Domrose and actor Robert Mailhouse.


"He has only three possessions of any consequence. A bass guitar, so he can play with his folk-rock band, Dogstar, and two Norton motorcycles, British-made in the 1970s." - Michael Shnayerson on Keanu in Vanity Fair magazine, August 1995


"I'm Mickey Mouse. They don't know who's inside the suit." - Reeves on fame in Vanity Fair magazine, August 1995


"Listen, I'm an actor, not a movie star. The worry for me is that you never know where your next gig is coming from. To me the nature of the beast is that you finish working and then wonder if you'll ever work again. That feeling never goes away. Hopefully I'll be successful enough that people will be able to hire me. But I give my thanks for my life so far. It's been incredible. Do I want it to continue? Yeah, I really love it." - Reeves to the Chicago Sun-Times, March 28, 1999


"Playing live is fun. It is completely different to acting, but they are both imaginative, creative and emotional acts. Sometimes I think of playing full time, but it's a passing phase. Acting is home for me, that is where I live." - Reeves to the London Times, Jan. 11, 1998


"I've always considered that there's the role, and there's the actor. These two entities come together, and in the process I learn about the role, and the role learns about me. So you’re holding the mirror up to nature, but that nature is your own." - Reeves to Premiere magazine, February 2005


"He's so fuckin' hard on himself, that it's to the point of depression. It's beyond art or work for him. If he feels he's bad in a scene, he'll go home pissed off, wake up pissed off, come back to the set pissed off, and then he'll try to focus. As soon as his take is done, you can see his whole body rest." - Shia LaBeouf on Keanu quoted to Premiere magazine, February 2005


"I'm trying not to be alone so much," says Reeves. "And man, it's a struggle. I want to get married. I want to have kids. That's at the top of the mountain. I've got to climb the mountain first. I'll do it. Just give me some time." - Reeves to Parade magazine, June 2006


In the June 2006 issue of Parade magazine, Reeves talks about his late girlfriend Jennifer Syme, whom he met in 1998 and who later gave birth to their stillborn baby daughter. Reeves and Syme remained best friends until April 2001, when Syme died in a car crash.