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Alanis Nadine Morissette was born the first june 1974 in Ottawa, Canada. She is the daughter of French-Canadian and Hungarian parents Alan and Georgia Morissette. Alanis is one of three children in the family (she has an older brother named Chad and a twin brother named Wade). Although the name Alanis is Greek itself, Alanis Morissette has no Greek background whatsoever. As it turns out, Alan Morissette wanted his daughter to have a female version of his name, but he wasn't particularly fond of the name Alanna. And one day, by chance, he spotted the name Alanis in a Greek newspaper.

Alanis loved dancing and acting when she was young. She started learning ballet and jazz dancing at the age of 7. She has also done a lot of stage and theatre work, including a part on the highly popular kids Nickelodeon TV show "You Can't Do That on Television" when she was 11. Alanis also appeared in the TV movie "Just One of the Girls" in 1993, which starred Corey Haim. At that time she also recorded her first single, Fate Stay With Me. She spent most of her prepubescent years performing throughout Canada, singing "O Canada" at sporting events and even making the de rigueur appearance on "Star Search."

 

At 14 Morissette was offered a recording contract with MCA/Canada. Her debut, Alanis, a collection of dance-pop songs, was released in 1991 and went platinum in Canada. That year, Morissette won the Juno award (Canada's Grammy) for Most Promising Female Vocalist. Her sophomore effort, 1992's Now Is the Time, was recorded and released before Morissette graduated from high school. However, this album, another collection of teeny bop dance tunes, sold only half as well as her debut, and at age 17 it looked as if Morissette's career was on the wane. After high school, Morissette moved to Los Angeles where she had the good fortune to hook up with songwriter/producer Glen Ballard, known for his work with Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul and Wilson Phillips. The creative chemistry between Ballard and Morissette was evident from the beginning. Ballard pushed Morissette to pursue darker, edgier themes in her music, venturing away from the curtesy teenager and toward the introspective young woman.

The resulting demo tape was shopped around to the major labels and Madonna's Maverick imprint eventually signed Morissette. Jagged Little Pill, was released in the summer of 1995. On the strength of the breakout single "You Oughta Know," the album reached platinum status and the Top 10. Follow-up singles "Hand in My Pocket," "All I Really Want" and "Ironic" kept Jagged Little Pill on the album charts the next two years, ultimately selling 28 million copies world wide.

 

Alanis was showered with industry awards for Jagged Little Pill, including Grammys for Album of the Year, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album. Her much-anticipated follow-up, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in November 1998 on Maverick has sold over 7 million copies world wide.

 

 

After finishing her tour with Tori Amos, Alanis Morissette has headed to New Zealand and Australia for a month-long tour, though she took time out to tape an episode of "MTV Unplugged". Morissette's stripped-down set was recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in mid-September, during which the Canadian songstress performed acoustic versions of such songs as "You Oughta Know," "Uninvited," and a cover of the Police's "King of Pain". A new song "No Pressure Over Cappuccino" has been revealed but not as a single. The song "Baba" has been sung through the live concert but is the only song not on the Unplugged album. The "MTV Unplugged" has been released as a record on November 1999.

End of 1999 was a big period for Alanis, who made her cinematic debut by portraying God in Kevin Smith's "Dogma" ( released on November 12) and which features a new song, "Still",. that will also be included on the "Dogma" soundtrack. After finishing up her world-wide tour December 18th, she took sometime off before hitting the off-Broadway stages in Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" in a two-week stint ending April 2, 2000. Her performance including a bit where she reclaimed the "c-word".

Between 1999 and 2011, Alanis has been participating to various Film Soundtrack : Still (Dogma 1999), Let's do it Let's fall in Love (De-Lovely 2004), Wunderking (The Chronicles of Narnia 2006), I Remain (Prince of Persia 2010) and Professional Torturer (Radio Free Albemuth 2011) in which she stars.
Through her carreer Alanis has also realised many songs that won't be featured on any of her albums. The latest are "Into a King" in 2011 for her first son birth, "Today" to support Marianne Williamson and "The Morning" (both in 2014) for the film "A small section of the World". She is also featured in her Husband work. The Album "Iron Horse Running" contains 4 songs with Souleye ft. Alanis.


We only know Morissette three relationships. The first one is in the early 90s when she dated actor and comedian Dave Coulier for a short time. In a 2008 interview, Coulier said he might be the ex-boyfriend who inspired Morissette's song "You Oughta Know".
Morissette also dated Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds throught 2002 and beginning of 2007. Morissette has stated that her album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup, saying that "it was cathartic."
Finaly on May 22, 2010, Morissette married rapper Mario Treadway aka Souleye. They have 3 children together, a son Ever, born the day of Christmas (25 Dec 2010), a daughter Onyx (23 June 2016) and another son Winter (8 august 2019)

 

 

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After her 8th Album "Havoc and Bright Lights" (2012) Alanis took some time to build her family and also to work on her wordlwide huge first success "Jagged Little Pill". To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the album, she has been working with a team of comedians and singers as well as her long time friend musician Glen Ballard to produce and realise her first Musical on Broadway. The premiere was in May 2018.

 

 

 

2020 is the year Alanis is turning back with new material. Her new album is due to be realeased in May 2020 "Such Pretty Forks in The Road" will contain production from Alex Hope and Catherine Marks. The two last albums "Flavors of Entanglement" (2008) and "Havoc and Bright Lights" (2012) were produced by the British electronic composer Guy Sigsworth.
As she has been teasing her return, Alanis as been singing new songs on TV and festivals that could fit on her next album... but she could also surprise us like she always does.

"Reasons I drink" (2019) is the first single of the album