- Won a radio-station contest at age 13. The prize was a trip to Ottawa to perform a duet with Shania Twain.
- Signed a contract with Arista at age 16.
- Sang the theme song for 2004's The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- Made film debut as the voice of Heather the Possum in the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge.
- Started a clothing line, Abbey Dawn, in 2008.
- Launched the Avril Lavigne Foundation in 2010. The foundation supports children's causes in partnership with leading charitable organizations.
- Judy Lavigne — Mother
- Deryck Whibley — Ex-husband
- Matt Lavigne — Brother
- John Lavigne — Father
- Brody Jenner — Ex-significant Other
- Michelle Lavigne — Sister
- Chad Kroeger — Husband (separated)
- Birth Name: Avril Ramona Lavigne
- Birth Place: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
- Birthday: September 27, 1984, Libra
- Profession: Singer, Songwriter
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