Perhaps the most famous “Eurasian” or “Half Asian” of all time – isn’t even half Asian, but one quarter, and comes from a white mother. Very different from the usual fare.

Keanu Reeves father is Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr., himself the son of a white man, and an Asian woman, and was drug addicted. His father Samuel, however, passed as fully Asian.

His wikipedia article states:

His father, an American from Hawaii, has Native HawaiianChinese, Portuguese, and English ancestry.[6][7][8][9][10] Reeves has said: “My grandmother is Chinese and Hawaiian, so I was around Chinese art, furniture and cuisine when I was growing up”.[11]


Keanu Reeves was born in 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon to an English mother and Hawaiian-American father. Reeves’s mother was working in Beirut when she met his father, a geologist who earned his GED while in prison in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.


Reeves’s mother was working in Beirut when she met his father. Reeves’s father earned his GED while imprisoned in Hawaii for selling heroin at Hilo International Airport.[14] He abandoned his wife and family when Reeves was three years old, but Reeves knew him until he was six. They last met on the island of Kauai when Reeves was 13.[15][16] Reeves moved around the world frequently as a child and he lived with various stepfathers.

More on Keanu Reeves:

Keanu has proven himself to be an extremely bankable movie star. On screen, Reeves is inherently likeable. He is the affable guy next door, your brother, your high school boyfriend. He is accessible. And although he has always lived a quiet life outside of the Hollywood scene and spotlights, Keanu has proven he is a man with an incredibly generous spirit.

Over the years Keanu has given millions of dollars to charity. Reeves has supported PETA, the SickKids Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, among others. His sister has leukemia, and he has spent more than $5 million dollars to help her in her fight against the disease. Reeves also reportedly has set up a private cancer foundation to help a handful of children’s hospitals and cancer research. Reeves does not attach his name to any his gifts. He prefers to provide money where it is needed without taking any credit. Giving money to others is simply a part of this movie star’s beliefs and way of life.