Jennifer Syme

Jennifer Syme

Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1972
Age28 years 3 months 26 days
Day of BirthThursday
Place Of BirthPico Rivera, California, United States
Date Of Death2 April 2001
Place Of DeathLos Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionsPersonal Assistant , Production Assistant , Actress
Birth Name Jennifer Maria Syme

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Languages Spanish , English
Nationality American
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height170 CM
5 Feet 7 Inches
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Shoe Size6 (UK)
Figure Measurements 35-27-36
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Average
Bra Size 34B
Family Information
Father Charles Syme (Retired police officer)
Mother Maria St. John
Daughter Ava Archer Syme Reeves (Stillborn 24th December 1999)
Grandfather Alfonso Diaz
Father In-Law Samuel Nowlin Reeves Jr.
Mother In-Law Patricia Taylor
Sister In-Law Karen Reeves (Friend before Jennifer met Keanu)
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriend Keanu Reeves (espoused 1998, separated 2000)
Career Information
Years Active 1993-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
More Information
Friend Scott Coffey


Jennifer Syme was an American actress, production assistant, personal assistant known for works such as Ellie Parker(2005), Lost Highway(1997), "Hotel Room".

Family- Childhood

Jennifer Maria Syme was born on 7th December 1972 to Maria St. John(mother) & Charles Syme(father)- (a police officer at the time) in Pico Rivera, California, United States and lived there till she was 18 and later moved to Los Angeles to seek a career in acting.


Keanu Reeves & Jennifer Syme

Keanu Reeves's sister Karen Reeves & Jennifer were friends, Karen who was concerned for Keanu's happiness thought the two could make a good pair, they were introduced by Karen in 1998

Keanu Reeves and Jennifer started living together from 1998, Jennifer got pregnant in the early 1999 and the couple were expecting a baby girl in December. During the last stages of pregnancy the baby had stopped moving in the uterus, worried couple went for an ultrasound checkup, they had a stillborn baby girl (Ava Archer Syme Reeves) on December 24th 1999.

Troubled by the pain and some difference, the couple separated shortly after the loss of baby, during the post death investigations Keanu revealed that they were back together as a couple, he was in fact one of the pallbearers at Jennifer Symes' funeral.

Keanu Reeves & Jennifer Syme

Image: Keanu Reeves & pregnant Jennifer Syme


Jennifer died on 2nd April 2001 in Los Angeles, California from a car accident (at Cahuenga boulevard., Los Angeles, California, near Highway 101). She was driven home from the party at Marilyn Manson's home by a friend. After a while Jennifer while trying to drive herself back into the party drove her 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the parked cars at the Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. She died instantly on the impact, the ejection had failed and she was not wearing the seat belt, she was 28 at the time.

Jennifer's mother Maria St. John sued Marilyn Manson for the illegal substance Jennifer might have consumed at the party. Manson made a statement on the issue and denied any responsibility for Jennifer's death, "the lawsuit was totally without merit" said Manson. She was buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jennifer Syme car accident

Image: Jennifer Syme car accident

There were two rolled currency notes with white powder inside, there were also 2 prescription medicine bottles inside the car.

Jennifer Syme gravestone

Image: Jennifer Syme & Ava Reeves gravestones

Jennifer Syme Facts & Trivia

  • Production Assistant: Jennifer worked as a production assistant on the sets of TV series "Hotel Room"
  • Receptionist: Jennifer worked for director David Lynch in his Asymmetrical Productions on the movie project "Lost Highway", she also had a minor role in the movie
  • Personal assistant: She worked as a personal assistant to musician Dave Navarro (of Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) on a music label, as part of the staff.
  • David Lynch dedicated his 2001 movie Mulholland Drive to Jennifer Syme, she had previously worked for him as an assistant. It is believed that she introduced some musicians to David which helped him get better music for his movie "Lost Highway".
  • Jennifer was depressed and taking medications for back pain and depression before her death
  • She was attending film-supervision course at the UCLA at the time of her death.
  • She had lost her baby in 1999, her grandfather in 2000. Her mother Maria believes these deaths drove Jennifer towards drugs.
  • She worked at a record company in Los Angeles from 2000-2001

Jennifer Syme Filmography

  • Ellie Parker(2005)- Casting Chick
  • Ellie Parker(2001) (short)- Casting Chick
  • Lost Highway(1997)- Junkie Girl
  • Hotel Room (1993) (TV Mini-Series) (worked as a production assistant)


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