Jennifer Syme Bio, Death, Movies, Husband, Baby and Cause Of Death

Jennifer Syme Biography

California born actress and personal assistant, Jennifer Maria Syme (7th December 1972- April 2, 2001). She played a minor role in 1997’s Lost Highway. Syme was popular for being the girlfriend of actor Keanu Reeves and for being the mother of reeve’s daughter, Ava Archer reeves.

Jennifer Syme Career

Syme was born in Pico Rivera, California, where she continued to live for the first 18 years of her life. Eventually moved to Los Angeles, she got a job with director David Lynch. Syme played several minor film roles, including a part in Lynch’s Lost Highway.

As ‘Casting chick’ in the 2005 American comedy-drama, Ellie Parker directed by Scott Coffey. She also worked as an assistant producer in all her movies including one episode of the 1993 television series’ hotel room’.Later she joined the music label team. In addition, she also served as a personal assistant to Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and, later, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jennifer Syme Age | Death

Jennifer maria Syme was born on December  7, 1972, in southeastern Los Angeles, California, United States Of America and died on April 2nd, 2001 at 6:20 am, at Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. At the time of her death, Syme was 28 years old.

Cause Of Death

Syme died in car accident. Her 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee jeep hit into a row of three parked cars. Subsequently flung her from the driver’s seat. It was assumed that she was on her way to a party. sources claimed that was coming from a party earlier, going home and was driving despite being under the influence of an intoxicating substance.

She died instantly on the spot due to the injuries, she sustained. Jennifer was buried next to her daughter in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Syme Family


Symes’s parents were Maria St. John(mother) and Charles Syme(father).


Karen introduced Syme to her famous brother, but nothing happened between them right away as Jennifer was one of the ladies who wanted to achieve success on their own. This modesty and shyness won the heart of Keanu Reeves, and soon he began to pursue her favor.Keanu Reeves and Jennifer met in 1988.  At a party organized in his band’s (Dog Star) honor. They began a secret relationship.

Keanu Reeves is both an actor and a musician. He played bass guitar for the bands Dogstar and Becky. His home country is Canada. He attributes his fame to his versatility and exemplary performances in several blockbuster movies. During his career, Keanu has engaged himself in various forms of artistic expression. His career in acting has earned him several awards including a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

That they both succeeded in keeping away from the public eye. At that particular time, Reeves was at the peak of his career. Keanu Reeves – Jennifer Syme’s love story developed rapidly. It seemed that the actor and his girlfriend were made for each other. They remained together until 1999, After the tragic loss of their unborn baby girl[ Ava Archer Reeves], the two separated. Though they remained friends even after their break up.

Jennifer Syme and Ava Archer Reeves

It wasn’t long before Jennifer took in and was expecting a child. They managed to keep the relationship a secret. The couple lived together Until her pregnancy got revealed.As soon as he learned about the pregnancy, Keanu bought her a house and they lived separately during the pregnancy period. Keanu admitted to an interview that he was afraid of having children because of the world that surrounded him.

Unfortunately, Archer Syme-Reeves,  was stillborn, Dec 1999, eight months into her pregnancy. And only a month to her delivery. Jennifer noticed that she had not felt her baby’s movements for a while and. consulted her doctor. An ultrasound was undertaken to ascertain the problem. The results showed that the child had died in the womb. surgery was performed to remove the baby. Archer was buried in Westwood memorial park, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Jennifer Syme Body Measurements

  • Height: 172 meters or five feet and seven inches[5”7].
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Slim
  • Hair Colour: Dark Brown
  •  Cup Size: Not Available
  • Eye Colour: Brown

Jennifer Syme Net Worth

Working as an actress and PA during her lifetime,  there is no doubt Syme earned a good salary and was able to accumulate good net worth. However, her exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Jennifer Syme Death Investigations

Following the tragic accident that resulted in the actress’s death,  Investigations got carried out to determine the cause. The police noted: white substance rolled up in dollar bills and prescription pills, muscle relaxant and an anticonvulsant.Symes mother explained that her daughter sought treatment for back pain and depression just a few days prior to her death in the car crash.

An autopsy was performed on her corpse and results that came out proved that she was highly inebriated, at the time of her death. Marilyn Manson got sued by Maria st john for wrongful death and giving Syme various quantities of an illegal controlled substance. Manson issued a statement denying responsibility for Jennifer’s death Shortly after the lawsuit was filed ‘claiming that the suit had no merit.

Jennifer Syme Death Aftermath

David Lynch dedicated the 2001 film Mulholland Drive to Syme, in tribute to Syme’s memory. It’s no secret that Reeves has lived through a lot of heartbreak and tragedy. Syme’s death may have been a turning point for Reeves.However, it seems his hardships have had some impact on him, as they may have made it much harder for him later on. As People reports, one of his colleagues said, “It’s almost like he’s not trusting himself to have a connection with anyone at times.

“He hasn’t admitted he’s dating anyone to the public as of now, so perhaps he’s still single. And fans certainly would love to see him get together with other Hollywood elites like Sandra Bullock or Charlize Theron.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jennifer Syme

Who is Jennifer

Syme was the girlfriend of Keanu Reeves, one of America’s best known and best-loved actors.

How old is Jennifer?

Syme was 28 years at the time of death. She was born in 1972.

How tall is Jennifer?

She stood at 172 meters or five feet and seven inches[5”7].

Is Jennifer married?

In her lifetime she was not married but dating Keanu Reeves.

How much is Jennifer Syme worth?

Not Known.

How much did Syme make?

Not Known.

Where Is Jennifer’s Grave?

Jennifer was buried next to her daughter in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Is Jennifer Syme dead or alive?

Syme died on April 2nd in a car accident.

Where is Syme now?

She is dead and buried in Los Angeles.

What happened to Jennifer?

Syme met with her untimely death in a car crash in 2001. She had also previously lost her baby with Keanu Reeves, Ava Archer who was born prematurely.