Keanu's name is Hawaiian for "cool breeze over the mountains." The actor was born on September 2, 1964 in Beirut (Lebanon).
His mother is English, his father is Hawaiian American, and Keanu himself has English, Irish, Portuguese, Hawaiian and Chinese roots on both lines.
Keanu Reeves has American citizenship, but two other countries, Great Britain and Canada, offered him to become their citizens.
The father was arrested for selling drugs when Keanu was 12 years old and his mother was a stripper.
He saw his girlfriend die. They planned to get married, but the girl crashed in a car accident. Some time before her death, the girl Keanu had a miscarriage and they lost a child. Now Keanu is afraid of a serious relationship and does not think about children.
He never reads fan letters because he doesn't want to be held accountable for what is written there.
Reeves is an atheist.
As children, Kiano and his sister Kim had dyslexia (speech impairment, inability to read).
His younger sister had leukemia. Keanu Reeves donated 70% of the Matrix royalties to the Leukemia Foundation at the hospital where his sister was treated. She has now recovered.
Keanu is left-handed.
The actor played bass in the Dogstar band. In 2002, Keanu joined his Dogstar bandmate Rob Meilhouse in the new band Becky.
After leaving the Catholic Boys' High School, where he played hockey, Reeves entered a free public school, combining his studies and acting. He later dropped out of school without receiving a diploma.
On the high school hockey team, Keanu was called "The Wall" by his buddies for being a top-notch goalkeeper.
On January 31, 2005, Keanu Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Keanu Reeves is still not married and many people think that he is gay, but there is no evidence of this.
For one of his birthdays, he just bought a cupcake and sat on a bench in the park. He offered to all fans passing by greeting him to bite a piece of his cupcake. When asked: "Why are you sad, " he replied: "You need to be happy in order to live, but I do not need ..."
On the actor's Facebook fan page, June 15 was declared "Keanu Reeves' Unofficial Day for Cheering."