Alanis Morissette

Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Alanis Morissette turned her angst into an art form and delivered one of the most groundbreaking albums of all time with her 1995 opus, Jagged Little Pill. The iconic album bridged the gap between post-Nirvana ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1974 in Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (55)

Radio Free Albemuth 2014 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

As Cool As I Am 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Countdown to the American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Mortified Sessions 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Voice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Weeds 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Head Case 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie Live 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Sit Down, Shut Up 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Fourteen Women 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fuck 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Warming 2006 (Movie)

(Narrator)

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2004 Radio Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dreams 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

Musical Performer (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Musicians 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Guerilla Concerts 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Reverb 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001 (Movie)

God (Actor)

Music in High Places 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Experience Music Project Grand Opening 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rankin File: Music, Money and the Web 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Woodstock '99 Revisited 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dogma 1999 (Movie)

God (Actor)

MTV Presents: Alanis Morissette 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nobel Peace Concert 1998 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC in Concert 1990 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 MTV Video Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1995 MTV Video Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1996 World Music Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The BRIT Awards '96 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Woodstock 99 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (19)

A Small Section of the World 2014 (Movie)

("The Morning") (Song)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

("Ironic") (Song Performer)

The Internship 2013 (Movie)

("Ironic") (Song)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

("I Remain") (Song Performer)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 (Movie)

("I Remain") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Performer

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

("Everything") (Song Performer)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

("You Oughta Know") (Song)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

("You Oughta Know") (Song Performer)

The Devil Wears Prada 2006 (Movie)

("Crazy") (Song Performer)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 (Movie)

("Wunderkind") (Song Performer)

De-Lovely 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love") (Song Performer)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

("Excess") (Song)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

("You Oughta Know") (Song Performer)

Holy Smoke 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

("Uninvited") (Song Performer)

City of Angels 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Biography

Alanis Morissette turned her angst into an art form and delivered one of the most groundbreaking albums of all time with her 1995 opus, Jagged Little Pill. The iconic album bridged the gap between post-Nirvana grunge and pre-Britney Spears pop with the singer-songwriter's unapologetic and haunting tracks such as the confessional "You Oughta Know" and "Hand in My Pocket." The Grammy Award-winning album also branded Morissette as the poster girl for the 1990s "angry young woman," an alternative rock answer to Madonna's overt sexuality and Courtney Love's gutter-punk attitude. However, Morissette's multilayered music - as well as her quiet, down-to-earth demeanor - reached out to more than just Generation X rockers and riot girls, extending her 15 minutes of fame. She released several other successful albums and had memorable acting roles in films like "Dogma," (1999) and on television on programs such as "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005- ). Yet for all her efforts both in music and the acting realm, none delivered the caliber and pop culture impact of Jagged Little Pill, which put Morissette on the map as one of the most definitive artists of her generation.

Relationships

Dave Coulier Actor

Companion
Together c. 1992 alleged subject of Alanis' hit "You Oughta Know"

Gavin DeBecker Actor

Companion
Dated from 2000-2002

Christian Lane Actor

Companion

Dash Mihok Actor

Companion
dated c. 1998 no longer together Co-starred in the video for her single "So Pure"

Alan Morissette

Father
French-Canadian

Georgia Morissette

Mother
Hungarian

Chad Morissette

Brother
Older

Wade Morissette

Brother
Born June 1, 1974 twin brother

Ever Morissette-Treadway

Son
Born December 25, 2010 father, Mario "Souleye" Treadway

Ryan Reynolds Actor

Companion
Began dating reportedly via e-mail in 2002 Became engaged in June 2004 Split briefly in June 2006; officially ended relationship in February 2007

Mario Treadway

Husband
dated since 2009 married May 22, 2010 in Los Angeles

EDUCATION

Glebe Collegiate Institute

Immaculata High School

Milestones

2009

Appeared in several episodes of "Weeds" (Showtime), playing Dr. Audra Kitson, a "no-nonsense obstetrician"

2008

Released seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement

2007

Released a tongue-in-cheek cover of The Black Eyed Peas's song "My Humps"; also released an accompanying YouTube-hosted video

2006

Contributed the song "Wunderkind" to the soundtrack of the film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"; nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

2006

Guest-starred in three episodes of FX's "Nip/Tuck," playing a lesbian named Poppy

2005

Released an acoustic version of Jagged Little Pill Acoustic; released exclusively through Starbucks' Hear Music retail

2004

Appeared briefly in the Cole Porter biographical film "De-Lovely"; also performed the song "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)"

2003

Appeared in the Off-Broadway play "The Exonerated" as Sunny Jacobs, a death row inmate freed after proof surfaced that she was innocent

2002

Appeared as herself in an episode of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

2001

First album solely written and produced by Morissette, Under Rug Swept

1999

Played a lesbian on an episode of HBO's "Sex and the City"

1999

Appearing as God in the Kevin Smith film "Dogma"; also contributed the song "Still" to its soundtrack

1998

Recorded the song "Uninvited" for the soundtrack for the film "City of Angels"

1998

Released her fourth album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which she wrote and produced with Glen Ballard

1995

First internationally released album, Jagged Little Pill

1995

Singed a deal with Maverick Records

1993

Appeared in the film "Just One of the Girls" starring Corey Haim

1992

Released second album, Now Is the Time; Morissette wrote the songs with the album's producer, Leslie Howe (Canada only)

1991

Released debut album, Alanis (Canada only); Morissette co-wrote every track on the album with its producer, Leslie Howe

1988

Signed a publishing deal with MCA Publishing

1987

Landed a spot on "Star Search," but lost after one round (used the stage name of Alanis Nadine)

1986

Cast as a regular on the CTV/Nickelodeon show, "You Can't Do That on Television"

1984

Wrote her first song, "Fate Stay with Me," which she sent to a local folk singer, Lindsay Morgan

Released "Fate Stay with Me" as a single via a label she founded with Morgan

Began playing the piano at age six

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