CAIRO, Oct. 2 (SEE)- Matrix star Keanu Reeves is one of the greatest and well know actors in Hollywood history. Reeves has a networth of over 350 million dollars, but his way of life doesn’t indicate his fame, nor his hollywood stature. Reeves’s life was more full of down than ups, as even though he succeeded in becoming one of the greatest actors in history, an array of sad sequences lead to his now very depressing life.
Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon to a British mother and a Chinese-Hawaiian father in 1964. His father, Samuel Nowlin Reeves, abandoned the family when Reeves was only two years old.
As a result of financial insecurities,Reeves said in a 2008 interview with the Daily Mail that he attended four high schools in the space of five years but was and that both He and his sister, Kim, are dyslexic.
At age 23, his best friend Actor River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. Reeves had known him for a few years and became close friends when they acted together in My Own Private Idaho.
In 1999, the love of his life, Jennifer Syme, was pregnant with their daughter. But the child was stillborn for 8 months, and it cost them their relationship. The grief proved too much for their relationship and they broke up a few weeks later, but remained close friends, until one day a much shaken Reeves called the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and asked, according to Lt. Mac Willie, “if Jen Syme was there.”
He later discovered that after 6 a.m. on April 2, Syme, who worked in the recording industry, lost control of her 1999 Jeep Cherokee on L.A.’s Cahuenga Boulevard, sideswiped three parked cars, rolled over several times and was thrown from the car. and died instantly.
Till this day Reeves still rides the Subway and is reported to be one of the more generous actors in Hollywood, Reeves helped care for his sister during her lengthy battle with leukemia through the 90’s, and has supported such organizations as Stand Up To Cancer and PETA. Rumors even stated he donated half of the Matrix earnings to cancer foundations