Best known for his lead roles in hit films Speed and The Matrix, actor Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964. After dropping out of school at 17 to focus on acting, Reeves made his film debut in 1986’s Youngblood, followed by River's Edge and the low-brow comedy Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
To distance himself from the idiot persona of Ted, Reeves accepted dramatic roles in Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho, Dracula and Much Ado About Nothing.
A hot Hollywood bachelor, Reeves has never been married. However, in 1999, his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Syme—who was killed in a car accident in 2001— gave birth to their stillborn daughter. Reeves keeps this tragic part of his past private.