Keanu Reeves is a powerhouse of an actor and human, we know. He’s commonly known for his role in the movie series John Wick, but the actor has been working hard for decades in the world of Hollywood and landed multiple major roles that played a part in his success. Many know at least one of the movies that Reeves has had a part in or a little bit about the actor himself, but there’s still so much to know about this versatile star! Here are some tidbits and facts we bet you didn’t know about Keanu Reeves.
Most celebrities have a fairly local origin or at least originated from one specific country, but Keanu spent a lot of time all over the world growing up. He was born in Beirut, but later his mother moved to Australia with him and his siblings. From there Reeves spent time growing up in Australia, then New York City, and finally Toronto in Canada.
Why the Name?
We all probably noticed that Keanu isn’t a very common name for many people, and for those that pay attention to origins of names you might’ve thought Keanu seemed to tie into island names like Hawaiian heritage. In fact, Keanu was a Hawaiian name because his father was born in Hawaii and Reeves is partially native to the island.
School Changed Constantly
In just the span of five years in his childhood, Keanu went to four different schools. This was because he was very opinionated and also moved around a lot in life. One school expelled the young man. Most speculation assumes the turmoil from moving around and from different stepdads in his life could’ve caused emotional and subconscious changes that impacted school.
As with many other celebrities, the early career of Keanu was quite an interesting story. He held down a job at a pizza restaurant in Toronto for quite some time even managing to make his way into a management position, and also worked as a correspondent. Teenage Reeves didn’t pay much attention to school and even dropped out to pursue acting which took off in the late 80s.
Music is the language of emotion and soul for so many people all around the world and Keanu Reeves is no different. He was even in a grunge band in the early 1990s that went really well and even opened for Bon Jovi in 1995. He traveled with the band for quite a few years before it ended, and still seems to have a deep love for music even though he doesn’t play professionally.
Now you know a little more about this man that many people have followed or watched in their lifetime! Keanu Reeves is certainly interesting in his acting career despite how sometimes quiet he is in the celebrity world. And there’s so much to learn as a fan or just an interested person about his history and career. We’re sure there will be more to see or learn from Reeves over the coming years in his career but for now these were some great fun facts you may not have known about the actor and star Keanu Reeves.