March 2023

April 2023: Vol 49, No 4

His name is now synonymous with the adventurous assassin John Wick, who propelled his movie star status to new heights. At 58, and in the prime of his career, Keanu Reeves’ name is right up there with such male stars as Tom Cruise, Liam Neeson, and Clint Eastwood.

Reeves’ journey to stardom has been a long and twisting road across the globe, beginning with his birth in Beirut, Lebanon in September 1964. He was raised in Toronto by his English-born mother, a costume designer, and performer, and his father, a native Hawaiian of Chinese, English, Irish, and Portuguese descent.

March 2023: Vol 49, No 3

We all know Mariska Hargitay for her role as Olivia Benson in the long-running hit TV drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” But did you know that the successful actress and daughter of the late Jayne Mansfield and bodybuilder Mickey Hargitay is busy off-screen fighting against sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse?

Using her platform “to do something meaningful,” she founded the Joyful Heart Foundation, a support organization for survivors of these crimes inflicted on women. Since 2010, her foundation has sent thousands of women and children to therapeutic programs in New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.