Despite—or perhaps because of—his multicultural background, Keanu Reeves has never become an American citizen.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, Reeves moved to Sydney, Australia and then New York City and (eventually) Toronto, following his mother Patricia’s wedding to her second husband. Born of Chinese, English, Irish, Native Hawaiian, and Portuguese descent, Reeves has maintained a connection to the Canadian city where he spent the most time as a child before obtaining a green card through his American stepfather. To this day, and despite his success in America, Reeves maintains his Canadian citizenship.
Keanu Reeves in Hollywood, 1991.
Aside from acting, Keanu was also a bassist for the band Dogstar. They were together from 1991-2002. During their career, they played with Bon Jovi, Rancid, Weezer, and toured through the U.S. and Asia.
One of Keanu Reeves’s earliest roles was in a Coca-Cola commercial.
A big fan of motorcycles, Keanu co-founded “Arch Motorcycle Company” which makes and sells custom motorcycles.
Keanu Reeves shoving a bottle of wine into his leather jacket and riding off on his motorcycle.
There is a conspiracy that believes that Keanu Reeves is immortal. Fans have noted that Keanu looks extremely similar to Paul Mounet, who was a French actor born in 1847, and they claim Keanu never seems to age.
In response to his sister’s battle with Leukemia, Reeves founded a private cancer charity which aids children’s hospitals and provides cancer research. He does not publicly attach his name to his donations.
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves in the promotional photoshoot for My Own Private Idaho, 1991. Photography by Abigayle Tarsches.
Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne Moss celebrating the release of ”The Matrix”, 1999.