75 Facts About Alanis Morissette


Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress.


Alanis Morissette assumed creative control and production duties for her subsequent studio albums, including Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos, Flavors of Entanglement, Havoc and Bright Lights, and Such Pretty Forks in the Road.


Alanis Morissette holds the record for the most No 1s on the weekly Billboard Alternative Songs chart for any female soloist, group leader, or duo member.


Alanis Morissette is listed on VH1's 1999 "100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll" at number 53.


Alanis Morissette has won seven Grammy Awards, fourteen Juno Awards, one Brit Award, two Golden Globe nominations and has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.


Alanis Morissette has been dubbed the "Queen of Alt-Rock Angst" by Rolling Stone.


Alanis Morissette was born June 1,1974, at Riverside Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to teacher Georgia Mary Ann and high-school principal and French teacher Alan Richard Alanis Morissette.


Alanis Morissette has two brothers: older brother Chad is a business entrepreneur, and twin brother Wade Morissette is a musician.


Alanis Morissette's father is of French and Irish descent, whereas her mother has Hungarian and Jewish ancestry.


Alanis Morissette's parents were teachers in a military school and due to their work often had to move.


Alanis Morissette attended Holy Family Catholic School for elementary school and Immaculata High School for Grades 7 and 8 before graduating from high school at Glebe Collegiate Institute.


Alanis Morissette appeared on the children's television sketch comedy You Can't Do That on Television for five episodes when she was in junior high school.


Alanis Morissette recorded her first demo called "Fate Stay with Me", produced by Lindsay Thomas Morgan at Marigold Studios in Toronto, and engineered by Rich Dodson of Canadian classic rock band The Stampeders.


Alanis Morissette co-wrote every track on the album with its producer, Leslie Howe.


Alanis Morissette was nominated for three 1992 Juno Awards: Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year and Best Dance Recording.


In 1992, she released her second album, Now Is the Time, a ballad-driven record that featured less glitzy production than Alanis Morissette and contained more thoughtful lyrics.


Alanis Morissette wrote the songs with the album's producer, Leslie Howe, and Serge Cote.


Alanis Morissette's publisher funded part of her development and when she met producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, he believed in her talent enough to let her use his studio.


The album was expected only to sell enough for Alanis Morissette to make a follow-up, but the situation improved quickly when KROQ-FM, an influential Los Angeles modern rock radio station, began playing "You Oughta Know", the album's first single, featuring Flea and Dave Navarro from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Alanis Morissette was criticized for collaborating with producer and supposed image-maker Ballard, and her previous disco pop albums proved a hindrance for her respectability.


The video Jagged Little Pill, Live, which was co-directed by Alanis Morissette and is about the bulk of her tour won a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form.


Alanis Morissette recorded the song "Uninvited" for the soundtrack to the 1998 film City of Angels.


Later in 1998, Alanis Morissette released her fourth album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which she wrote and produced with Glen Ballard.


Alanis Morissette herself directed the videos for "Unsent" and "So Pure", which won, respectively, the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Director and the Juno Award for Video of the Year.


Also in 1999, Alanis Morissette released a live version of her song "Are You Still Mad" on the charity album Live in the X Lounge II.


In 2001, Alanis Morissette was featured with Stephanie McKay on the Tricky song "Excess", which is on his album Blowback.


Alanis Morissette released her fifth studio album, Under Rug Swept, in February 2002.


Alanis Morissette's band, comprising Joel Shearer, Nick Lashley, Chris Chaney, and Gary Novak, played the majority of the instruments; additional contributions came from Eric Avery, Dean DeLeo, Flea, and Meshell Ndegeocello.


Later in 2002, Alanis Morissette released the combination package Feast on Scraps, which includes a DVD of live concert and backstage documentary footage directed by her and a CD containing eight previously unreleased songs from the Under Rug Swept recording sessions.


Alanis Morissette released her sixth studio album, So-Called Chaos, in May 2004.


Alanis Morissette wrote the songs on her own again, and co-produced the album with Tim Thorney and pop music producer John Shanks.


Alanis Morissette embarked on a US summer tour with long-time friends and fellow Canadians Barenaked Ladies, working with the non-profit environmental organization Reverb.


The accompanying tour ran for two months in mid-2005, with Alanis Morissette playing small theatre venues.


That same year, Alanis Morissette contributed the song "Wunderkind" to the soundtrack of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.


Black Eyed Peas vocalist Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson responded by sending Alanis Morissette a buttocks-shaped cake with an approving note.


Alanis Morissette has stated that in late 2008, she would embark on a North American headlining tour, but in the meantime she would be promoting the album internationally by performing at shows and festivals and making television and radio appearances.


On October 3,2008, Alanis Morissette released the video for her latest single, "Not as We".


Alanis Morissette contributed to 1 Giant Leap, performing "Arrival" with Zap Mama and she has released an acoustic version of her song "Still" as part of a compilation from Music for Relief in support of the 2010 Haiti earthquake crisis.


Alanis Morissette has recorded a cover of the 1984 Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias hit, "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", re-written as "To All the Boys I've Loved Before".


On May 26,2010, the season finale of American Idol, Alanis Morissette performed a duet of her song "You Oughta Know" with Runner Up Crystal Bowersox.


Alanis Morissette left Maverick Records after all promotion for Flavors was completed.


On November 20,2011, Alanis Morissette appeared at the American Music Awards.


On December 21,2011, Alanis Morissette performed a duet of "Uninvited" with finalist Josh Krajcik during the performance finale of the X-Factor.


On May 2,2012, Alanis Morissette revealed through her Facebook account that her eighth studio album, entitled Havoc and Bright Lights, would be released in August 2012, on new label Collective Sounds, distributed by Sony's RED Distribution.


Alanis Morissette received the UCLA Spring Sing's George and Ira Gershwin Award on May 16,2014, at Pauley Pavilion.


On March 16,2018, Alanis Morissette performed a new song called "Ablaze" during her 2018 tour.


On May 5,2018, Jagged Little Pill, a jukebox musical featuring Alanis Morissette's songs, premiered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at the American Repertory Theater.


Alanis Morissette contributed two new songs to the musical, "Smiling" and "Predator".


In June 2019, Alanis Morissette went into the studio in Los Angeles.


On December 1,2019, Alanis Morissette announced her first studio album in eight years, Such Pretty Forks in the Road, set for release on May 1,2020.


Alanis Morissette was scheduled to embark on a world tour for 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill in June 2020 with Garbage and Liz Phair, both of whom already opened for Alanis Morissette in 1999 during Junkie Tour.


On May 18,2022, Alanis Morissette premiered the new track Safety-Empath in Paradise.


In 1986, Alanis Morissette had her first stint as an actress in five episodes of the children's television show You Can't Do That on Television.


Alanis Morissette appeared on stage with the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society in 1985 and 1988.


In 1999, Alanis Morissette delved into acting again, for the first time since 1993, appearing as God in the Kevin Smith comedy Dogma and contributing the song "Still" to its soundtrack.


Alanis Morissette reprised her role as God for a post-credits scene in Smith's next film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, to literally close the book on the View Askewniverse.


In late 2003, Alanis Morissette appeared in the Off-Broadway play The Exonerated as Sunny Jacobs, a death row inmate freed after proof surfaced that she was innocent.


Alanis Morissette expanded her acting credentials with the July 2004 release of the Cole Porter biographical film De-Lovely, in which she performed the song "Let's Do It " and had a brief role as an anonymous stage performer.


Also in 2005, Alanis Morissette, then engaged to Ryan Reynolds, made a cameo appearance as "herself" as a former client of Reynolds' character in the film Just Friends.


Alanis Morissette appeared in eight episodes of Weeds, playing Dr Audra Kitson, a "no-nonsense obstetrician" who treats pregnant main character Nancy Botwin.


In early 2010, Alanis Morissette returned to the stage, performing a one-night engagement in An Oak Tree, an experimental play in Los Angeles.


Alanis Morissette plays Sylvia, an ordinary woman in unexpected remission from lymphoma.


Alanis Morissette appeared as Amanda, a former bandmate of main character Ava Alexander, in one episode of NBC's Up All Night on February 16,2012.


In 2014, Alanis Morissette played the role of Marisa Damia, the lover of architect and designer Eileen Gray, in the film The Price of Desire, directed by Mary McGuckian.


In 2021, Alanis Morissette was featured as a recurring character on adult-animation show The Great North.


Alanis Morissette was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family in Canada.


Alanis Morissette became a US citizen in 2005, while retaining her Canadian citizenship.


Alanis Morissette recovered from them and started to eat a healthier diet.


Alanis Morissette confessed to doing so in April 2017 and was sentenced to six years in prison.


On October 22,2019, Alanis Morissette shared her nearly decade-long experience with postpartum depression on CBS This Morning.


In 1996, Alanis Morissette bought a home in Brentwood, Los Angeles.


Alanis Morissette had an apartment in Ottawa and a home in Malibu, the latter of which was partially destroyed in the Woolsey Fire.


Alanis Morissette dated actor and comedian Dave Coulier for a short time in the early 1990s.


Alanis Morissette met Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds at Drew Barrymore's birthday party in 2002, and the couple began dating soon afterwards.


On May 22,2010, Alanis Morissette married rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home.