• Kim Reeves is an actress and sister of famous Canadian actor Keanu Reeves
• She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress, making her debut in 1992
• She was diagnosed with leukemia in 2002 and was able to beat it after nearly 10 years of treatment
• Kim is currently dating an unidentified man and is close to her brother, Keanu
• She has a net worth of over $300,000
Who is Keanu Reeves’ sister Kim Reeves? Wiki Bio
Kim Reeves was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 16 September 1966, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds Australian nationality. She is an actress best known for being the sister of Keanu Reeves, a famous Canadian actor, musician, and film director.
Childhood and education
Kim was raised alongside Keanu in Sydney by their father Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr., who was a drug and alcohol addict and a geologist, and their mother Patricia Taylor who was a costume designer.
After Samuel abandoned Patricia when Kim was one year old, Kim and Keanu moved with their mother to New York City, and Patricia married Paul Aaron who is a film director, producer and writer, and gave birth to their daughter and Kim’s half-sister Karina, however, they divorced just one year later. Kim’s father also married again ,and Kim has another half-sister named Emma from her father’s second marriage. In 1976 Patricia married Robert Miller who is a rock musician, but they divorced in 1980, and she then married her fourth husband, Jack Bond but divorced him in 1994.
Kim moved back to Sydney from New York City, where she became interested in acting, and was a member of the school’s drama club, appearing in nearly all the plays performed there. Upon matriculation in 1984, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress.
Career as an actress
Kim made her debut film appearance in 1992 portraying the supporting role as a Samurai Vampire in the action movie “Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell”, which starred Scott Shaw, Kenneth H. Kim, and Roger Ellis, and which follows a mercenary who can travel through dimensions with his Harley Davidson, and whose job is to kill vampires.
The movie’s director, Scott Shaw won a Tokyo Experimental Film Festival Award for Best Director in Feature Lengths Films.
In 2002, Kim wrote and produced the romantic comedy film “The Color of Water”, while she also starred in it as Nikki, alongside Christopher Atkins, John Campanello and Valeria Stack Doge. The movie follows a woman who stays on Earth after she dies, so that she could help her niece with her love life; it has a rating of 7/10 on the movies and TV series rating website IMDb.com.
After “The Color of Water” was completed, Kim’s career came to an abrupt halt, as she found out that she was suffering from leukemia.
Kim’s fight against cancer
While Keanu was shooting for the fantasy thriller movie which made him famous entitled “Matrix”, he heard of his sister’s diagnosis. He paid for Kim’s treatment as well as donated money to several non-profit organizations, which are working on finding a cure for the disease.
After nearly 10 years of fighting cancer, Kim revealed that she had managed to beat it, but was still very weak and had to take more time to recover.
Family, love life and relationships
Kim has been keeping the details of her love life hidden from the media’s curiosity, but there are rumors that the sister of Keanu Reeves is currently dating an unidentified man as some of Kim’s fans have reported seeing the two walking hand in hand in the streets of Los Angeles.
Another rumor has it that the popular actress might be lesbian, as she hasn’t talked about any men she might have been with.
Kim is very close to Keanu, and the two can usually be seen attending all of Keanu’s events together, as he apparently prefers to take his sister rather than his girlfriend. Kim has stated how Keanu has helped her deal with her father’s absence and his drug and alcohol abuse, although he is allegedly clean today, and is trying to spend more time with his children.
Hobbies and other interests
Kim was physically active before leukemia, as she had several training sessions at the gym each week, while she was also very sporting as she played lacrosse and tennis.
While at high school, she was playing lacrosse for the school’s team, and was also interested in a variety of other things, such as learning to play the guitar, and practice creative writing. Her favorite hobby was travelling, and she has been to several US states with Keanu, while the two have also travelled to Europe on several occasions, and could have been seen vacationing in Croatia and Italy.
After she learned she had leukemia, Kim had to stay home and visit the hospital every week, and follow a very strict diet. She began playing video games as she had too much spare time, and reading books. She is keen on watching movies, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Bruce Willis, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway while some of her favorite movies are “The Last Samurai”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “One Day”.
Appearance and net worth
Kim is 53 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall, and weighs around 117lbs (53kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $300,000 while Keanu’s net worth is reputedly over $350 million.
Who is Keanu Reeves? Wiki Bio
Keanu Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon on 2 September 1964, so his zodiac sign is Virgo, and now holds Canadian nationality. He is best known for having starred in the action science fiction film trilogy “The Matrix”, which also starred Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, and which follows a computer hacker who finds out that his reality is rather different from what he believed it was.
The first part won 37 awards including four Oscars, the second won eight awards, and the third won four.
He appeared in his first play when he was nine, and at the age of 15 worked with his mother’s ex-husband Paul Aaron on some of his movies as his production assistant. He attended Etobicoke School of the Arts but was expelled, and changed to three other schools before finishing any. He studied at De La Salle College (university preparatory school), at which he played hockey for the college’s team, and then started attending Avondale Secondary Alternative School while working on his acting career.
He didn’t get to matriculate, as he quit at the age of 17 and moved permanently to Los Angeles, after obtaining his green card thanks to his mother’s husband.
He made his debut TV series appearance in 1984 in the sitcom “Hangin’ In”, and then began appearing in plays in Toronto, such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Wolfboy”. Keanu started appearing in movies in 1986, when he was cast to portray a supporting character in both the Christmas musical movie “Babes in Toyland”, and the action film “Act of Vengeance”, while his first starring role was in the action movie “Brotherhood of Justice”. He was praised for his performance in the period romantic drama movie “Dangerous Liaisons” in 1988, as he won three Academy Awards out of the seven he was nominated for.
Some of the other movies besides “The Matrix” for which Keanu is famous today are the action thriller “Speed” released in 1994, the thriller horror “The Devil’s Advocate” which hit the theaters in 1997, and the action thriller “John Wick” released in 2014.
Keanu was dating Jennifer Syme, an American actress and personal assistant, for several years before she gave birth to their stillborn daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves on 24 December 1999. Jennifer was devastated by this, and broke-up with Keanu after a few weeks. She died in a car crash on 2 April 2001 – Jennifer was taking prescription medications since the death of her daughter as she was suffering from depression, and it is believed that she caused the crash. In 2008, Keanu dated the actress China Chow for several months and since 2019, he has been dating his longtime friend Alexandra Grant, who has co-authored two of his books.