Alanis Morissette

Singer / Songwriter

Born: 1 June 1974
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Best known as:

The singer of the hit "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, Alanis Morissette reinvented herself as a mournful rock goddess, and 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." Since then she's recorded albums and toured internationally, occasionally charting on adult contemporary hit lists. Her other albums include Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998, with the single "Thank You"), Under Rug Swept (2002, with "Hands Clean"), So-Called Chaos (2004, with "Everything") and Flavors of Entanglement (2008). Alanis Morissette released a greatest hits album and an acoustic version of Jagged Little Pill in 2005.

Extra credit:

Alanis Morissette married Mario Treadway on 22 May 2010. Mario Treadway is a rapper who goes by the stage name of Souleye. Their son, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, was born on Christmas Day 2010... Alanis Morissette played the role of God in the 1999 Kevin Smith movie Dogma... Before her singing career took off, Alanis Morissette had a role on the kids' TV show You Can't Do That on Television... From 2004-06 she dated actor Ryan Reynolds, who later was married to (and then divorced from) actress Scarlett Johansson.

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