Keanu Reeves, who has an Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage, self-identifies as a person of color. https://t.co/NdvImYEJay— ESSENCE (@Essence) May 16, 2019
-Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut, and grew up in Canada is the grandson of a Chinese-Hawaiian woman.
-His mother is English and hails from Essex and his father, an American from Hawaii, is of Chinese - Hawaiian, English, Irish and Portuguese descent.
-“The Matrix” trilogy superstar Keanu Reeves has a new movie out this week, “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” landing smack dab in the middle of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month."
-"Still, it doesn’t mean the Canadian, who grew up around Chinese culture thanks to his grandmother, doesn’t care about furthering representation onscreen."
-“I hope that whatever opportunities I’ve had, or the work that I’m doing, in some way can entertain and can also—I don’t want to say teach—but have something of value come out of it,” he added."
Whenever people call Keanu white I love busting out receipts. And I am not surprised it's a black reporter from Essence that broaches race when interviewing him for JW3.— Angelica Jade (@angelicabastien) May 16, 2019
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