Over the years, Keanu Reeves’ career has changed. One thing, though, hasn’t changed—this Hollywood celebrity is careful to avoid taking the role of the villain.
Interestingly, that hasn’t stopped his fan base from expanding. Despite being a well-known actor and the star of ‘John Wick,’ he still likes to keep some of his business a secret.
The legendary actor enjoys lending a hand to those around him, much like many of his on-screen characters.
The actor, who has three siblings, values family and has demonstrated his unwavering devotion to it by making sacrifices.
However, the ‘The Matrix’ actor had a challenging childhood before he developed into the helpful big brother. Kim, Karina, and Emma’s brother Keanu was born in Lebanon.
His father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., was a geologist from Hawaii, and his mother, Patricia Taylor, was of British ancestry. Patricia Taylor worked as a costume designer. Sadly, they did not maintain their romance.
Karina Miller, from his mother’s relationship, and Emma Reeves, from his dad’s previous wife, are Keanu’s two half-sisters.
The actor has made an effort to maintain the contact with his siblings, but his father relationship is a painful one.
Although the «Point Break» actor rarely speaks about their relationship in depth, he did open up about it in an interview that was published by The Sun. He said this:
‘The tale of my father and I is somewhat somber. It’s filled with suffering, misery, loss, and all kinds of profanity.’ Sadly, Keanu hadn’t seen his father since he was 13 years old.
According to sources, Samuel tried to reach out to his son in the middle of the 1990s, when Keanu was at the height of his popularity, but the actor declined the offer.
Despite growing up without his father, the ‘Youngblood’ actor developed into everyone’s beloved older brother and defender of the family. Keanu Reeves gave up his career to help his sister get better.
While Keanu Reeves, who portrayed the former hitman, discovered ways to deal with difficult circumstances, John Wick in ‘John Wick’ chose to express his grief and pain by punishing intruders.
The younger Reeves didn’t recuperate smoothly for ten years. Even though he put his career on hold over the years, Keanu continued to be her supporter.
The actor, whose father left him when he was a young child, later experienced other heartbreaking tragedies, such as the passing of his only child,
his lover, and his sister’s battle with leukemia. Thankfully, one of these issues—his sister’s health issues—did not result in a fatality.
Keanu gave up fame, money, and most importantly, time, so that he could spend time with his brothers.In 1991, when the actor’s career was at its height, Kim received a leukemia diagnosis.
He had been slated to appear in ‘The Matrix’ sequels, but he decided to postpone production in order to focus on Kim’s wellbeing.
In order to be closer to his sister and give her the care she required—including cleaning her home, preparing her meals, and delivering her the required medications—the then-rising star sold his home.
The younger Reeves didn’t recuperate smoothly for ten years. Even though he put his career on hold over the years, Keanu continued to be her supporter. His justification was clear:
‘You know, she was always there for me. I’ll be there for her constantly.’
Kim is very appreciative of her big brother, who spent days holding her hands in the hospital and declined several roles to be close by, despite the fact that he dislikes talking about his efforts. Her words are:
‘My prince is my brother. He pays close attention to every word you say, including the commas that follow each one.’After Kim’s recovery, Keanu Reeves showed his support.The actor increased his efforts to fight cancer after overcoming it.
He persisted in his philanthropy, and in the first decade of the new millennium, he started a private fund for cancer research. He also started a nonprofit without putting his name on it.
Keanu has assisted numerous people fighting cancer through the organization. The well-known actor talked about his private organization, which has helped to fund research into the fatal condition, in 2009. He said this:
‘Since it started operating about five or six years ago, my private foundation has supported several children’s hospitals and cancer research. I simply let the foundation carry out its functions.’