Kim Reeves is most popularly known as the sister of the action film actor and Matrix star, Keanu Reeves. Both had a difficult childhood but decided to rise above the setbacks. Kim, like her brother Keanu, went into the acting business but she didn’t last long. She made her screen debut in the 1999 movie Samurai Vampire Bikers from Hell. This movie didn’t give her instant fame but showcased her talent to the world. Kim continued her journey into the entertainment world by writing, producing and starring in the romantic movie Love Don’t Come Easy (2002).
The movie had moderate success with fair reviews by critics. Unfortunately, this was the end of Kim Reeves’ journey in Hollywood as she was soon diagnosed with cancer and battled for her life. Having a very supportive family, she pulled through and is one of the few survivors in the world of the dreaded illness. Kim never returned to the screen after her recovery.
Kim Reeves’ Bio (Age)
She was born on September 16, 1996, in Sydney, New South Wales. She is Canadian by descent. Kim grew up with her brother, Keanu but later had other half-siblings. Her parents divorced while she was very young and she has kept details about her educational background or qualifications away from the media.
Her childhood wasn’t a rosy one but she didn’t allow her sad past to affect her future aspirations. She found love in acting and pursued it vigorously. In 1999, she starred in the movie Samurai Vampire Bikers From Hell. Her second appearance would be in 2002, in the movie Love Don’t Come Easy – which she also wrote and produced.
Sadly, that effort in 2002, would be the last time anyone saw the actress in a film role – including behind the scene. She was diagnosed with leukemia later that year and battled with the ailment for 10 years. Fortunately, with the support of her brother and her doggedness, she was able to defeat the disease and is today living a simple, happy and healthy life.
Kim Reeves is widely known today, mostly because of her superstar brother, Keanu Reeves. Keanu is a popular Canadian actor best known for some of his earliest movies like Matrix and some recent ones like John Wick series. He has been involved in a variety of movies ranging from comedy, action, horror, and more. He is one actor who caught the hearts of millions of movie lovers all over the world and still is in the business of doing so.
Aside from Keanu, Kim has other siblings, albeit half-siblings. Their names are given as Karina Miller and Emma Reeves. At this time, it is uncertain if Kim is close to her half-siblings as she is to her brother, Keanu. Kim and Keanu have a special bond. They are often caught together on camera by paparazzi and the media. Keanu took up the responsibility of taking care of her when she was diagnosed with leukemia.
Kim’s parents were not the best models to look up to. She was born into the family of Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr and Patricia Taylor. Both parents lived in Sydney where they gave birth to her. Her father was a chronic alcoholic and a drug addict who couldn’t keep his home together and got separated from his wife after two years of marriage. Her mother, Patricia, who was a showgirl at the time, took full custody of her two children after the divorce. They moved from Sydney to New York and then to Canada. Patricia was involved in a lot of romantic relationships after her divorce from her husband, Samuel who, on his part, would spend most of his life in and out of jail.
Other Facts About Kim Reeves – Keanu Reeves’ Sister
Kim Reeves had a rather difficult time growing up, being raised by a single parent who moved from city to city and had multiple lovers. This may have affected her emotionally, causing her to choose a solitary life. Additionally, her parents were separated when she was still very young. This was primarily caused by her father’s drug and alcohol addictions. There is no record of any romantic relationship with anyone while her time in the limelight lasted and has never been married or had any children.
The one-time actress got all her earnings from her acting career as it is not known if she had any other occupation. Her brother, Keanu Reeves moved from being paid $3,000 per role to having a net worth of $360 million. He has starred in a plethora of movies from a variety of genres.
Although Keanu’s net worth is publicly known, that of his sister, Kim, is not public knowledge. Kim, who due to illness had a short period of acting and film production, has not revealed her net worth.