Alanis Morissette Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, Recordist
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Alanis Morissette was born on June 1, 1974, in Ottawa, Canada. Her parents are Georgia and Alan Morissette.
Alanis Morissette was only a child when she first began playing music and writing her own songs and she was only a teenager when she first began her professional music career. She released her first single, Fate Stay With Me, in 1987. Her song helped her to get noticed by MCA Canada, who signed her onto their record company.
In 1991, Alanis Morissette released her first album, Alanis. This album was extremely popular in Canada, and it wasn’t long until she released her second album, Now Is the Time, which came out in 1992. This album was also highly successful, even though it did not sell as well as her first album.
In the mid-1990’s, Alanis Morissette moved from Canada to Los Angeles. Around this same time, she also began to work with Maverick Records. She then began working on a new album, Jagged Little Pill, which was released in 1995. This album was moderately successful with fans and wonderfully successful with critics; Alanis Morissette won several awards for this album. Shortly after releasing this album, she took a break from music to rest. Her music career gave her an intense schedule that she couldn’t keep up with. However, she later released Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, in 1998. This album proved to be highly popular among Morissette’s fans, especially her teenage fans.
Morissette's next album was released in 2001, called Under Rug Swept. This album was extremely successful, selling over a million albums in the United States alone. It wasn’t until 2004 that Morissette released her next album, So-Called Chaos. This album was not nearly as successful as her last one. It had mixed reviews from both critics and fans. After this, she took another break from her music.
Alanis Morissette released her next album, Flavors of Entanglement, in 2008. This album was more emotional than edgy since she had just gotten out of a long-term relationship. Many of her fans were able to relate to the feelings she expressed in her album. Morissette released her latest album in 2012: Havoc and Bright Lights.
As of 2017, Alanis Morissette continues to write and perform music.
Before her music career, Alanis Morissette had a child-acting career. In 1986, she was a part of the show, You Can't-Do That on Television. She was on this show for several episodes. She later used the money to fund her music career.
It wasn’t until 1999 that Alanis Morissette returned to acting, as she had been focused on her music career in years previous. In this year, she had a small part in the film Dogma. After this, Morissette spent much of her time as an actress working in bit roles on television shows. Some of the shows she acted in during the 2000’s included Curb Your Enthusiasm, American Dreams, and Nip/Tuck.
In the 2010’s, Alanis Morissette continued to work mostly in television shows. Some of this shows she’s worked on most recently include Weeds, In Sixty, and Up All Night. She has also appeared in the films Radio Free Albemuth and The Price of Desire.
Awards And Accomplishments
Alanis Morissette has won several awards for both her music career. Some of her most impressive awards are listed below.
MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video (“Ironic”)
Grammy for Best Long Form Music Video (“Jagged Little Pill”)
Brit Awards for International Breakthrough Act (1996)
ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures (City of Angels’ “Uninvited”)
Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year (Flavors of Entanglement)
Alanis Morissette married Mario Treadway in 2010. Together, this couple has two children Ever Imre and Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway.