Alanis Morissette Biography

Read about Alanis Morissette, a famous Canadian singer-songwriter and actress who has won many Juno awards and Grammys.
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Singer / Songwriter

Born: 1 June 1974
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Best known as: Singer of "You Oughta Know"
Alanis Morissette's 1991 album Alanis, a collection of danceable pop ditties, was a big hit in Canada and won Morissette a Juno music award while she was still a teenager. In the mid-1990s she reinvented herself as a mournful rock goddess; her 1995 album Jagged Little Pill sold millions, won four Grammy awards and rocketed her to fame on MTV and around the world. The album included the hit singles "You Oughta Know," "Ironic" and "Hand in My Pocket." Her other albums include Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998, with the single "Thank You"), Alanis Unplugged (1999) and Under Rug Swept (2002).
Extra credit: She played the role of God in the 1999 Kevin Smith movie Dogma... Before her singing career took off, Morissette had a role on the kids' TV show You Can't Do That on Television... From 2004-06 she dated actor Ryan Reynolds.

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