Actor Keanu Reeves

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on November 27, 2005

What can you tell me about Keanu Reeves, like what movies he's played in, his address, age and birthday?
—M. Miller, Stapleton, Ga.

Reeves was born Sept. 2, 1964, in Beirut, Lebanon. His name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian. (His father was Hawaiian and Chinese, his mother English.) He lives in Toronto, Canada, and fiercely guards his privacy behind the public persona of his acting roles in almost 60 movies and TV productions. "I'm Mickey Mouse," he once said. "They don't know who's inside the suit." Tragedy has shadowed him. In 1999, the baby he expected with girlfriend Jennifer Syme was stillborn; Syme later died in a car accident. Reeves' films include Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Speed, The Matrix and the recently released Thumbsucker.