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Avril Lavigne Biography

Birth Name:
Avril Ramona Lavigne
Birth Place:
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Singer, songwriter

Fast Facts

  • 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