Fast Facts

  • Twin brother Wade was born 12 minutes before her. 
  • Began playing piano at age 6 and writing songs at age 9.
  • Joined You Can't Do That on Television (a popular kid's show on Nickelodeon) at age 11.
  • Appeared on Star Search in 1988, singing the Osmond Brothers hit "One Bad Apple."  
  • Opened for Vanilla Ice in 1991. 
  • Released two dance-pop albums in Canada prior to her 1995 U.S. debut, Jagged Little Pill.
  • Sold in excess of 30 million copies of Jagged Little Pill, which remained in the Top 10 for 69 weeks.
  • Her breakthrough single "You Oughta Know" is said to have been inspired by a relationship/break-up with Full House actor Dave Coulier.
  • Played God in Kevin Smith's movie Dogma.
  • Became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church in 2004.
  • Her 2007 YouTube parody of the Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" was viewed more than 13.5 million times.

Awards

  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 1998, Grammy — Best Rock Song: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Rock Album: Winner
  • 1995, Grammy — Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 1997, Grammy — Best Long Form Music Video: Winner
  • 1998, Grammy — Best Female Rock Vocal Performance: Winner

Relationships

  • Tom Ballanco — Ex-significant Other
  • Alan Morissette — Father
  • Christian Lane — Ex-significant Other
  • Souleye — Husband
  • Ryan Reynolds — Ex-fiancé
  • Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway — Son
  • Georgia Morissette — Mother
  • Wade Morissette — Brother
  • Dave Coulier — Ex-significant Other
  • Chad Morissette — Brother
  • Dash Mihok — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: Alanis Nadine Morissette
  • Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthday: June 1, 1974, Gemini
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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