Of Chinese-Hawaiian heritage on his geologist father’s side, Keanu Reeves’ first name translates from Hawaiian to English as “cool breeze over the mountains.” He first gained attention for his performance in River’s Edge, while the comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and its sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, brought him major recognition. Reeves has developed an eclectic film roster that includes the action flick Speed and the sci-fi blockbusters The Matrix and its sequels, as well as more art-house fare like My Own Private Idaho and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Reeves made his directorial debut in 2013 with Man of Tai Chi.
His artistic aspirations not limited to film, Reeves co-founded the band Dogstar in the early 1990s. Reeves is also a longtime motorcycle enthusiast. After asking designer Gard Hollinger to create a custom-built bike for him, the two went into business together with the formation of Arch Motorcycle Company LLC in 2011.