Alanis Morissette

Canadian-american Singer-songwriter
Born Jun 1, 1974

Alanis Nadine Morissette is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and also shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada. Her first international album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alanis Morissette.


1974 Birth Morissette was born June 1, 1974, in Ottawa, Canada, to teacher Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein) and high-school principal Alan Richard Morissette. … Read More
1977 3 Years Old From 1977 to 1980 Morissette spent three years of her childhood in Germany. … Read More
1981 7 Years Old In 1981, when she was seven years old, she began dance lessons. … Read More


1991 17 Years Old In 1991 MCA Records Canada released Morissette's debut album, Alanis, in Canada only. … Read More
1992 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Morissette was nominated for three 1992 Juno Awards: Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year (which she won), Single of the Year and Best Dance Recording (both for "Too Hot").
1993 19 Years Old In 1993, Morissette's publisher Leeds Levy at MCA Music Publishing introduced her to manager Scott Welch. … Read More


1995 21 Years Old The two wrote and recorded Morissette's first internationally released album, Jagged Little Pill, and by the spring of 1995, she had signed a deal with Maverick Records. … Read More
…  Morissette and the album won six Juno Awards in 1996: Album of the Year, Single of the Year ("You Oughta Know"), Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Best Rock Album.
The video Jagged Little Pill, Live, which was co-directed by Morissette and chronicled the bulk of her tour, won a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form.
1999 - 2001 4 More Events
Morissette released her fifth studio album, Under Rug Swept, in February 2002. … Read More


2004 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Morissette hosted the Juno Awards of 2004 dressed in a bathrobe, which she took off to reveal a flesh-colored bodysuit, a response to the era of censorship in the U.S. caused by Janet Jackson's breast-reveal incident during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill (1995), Morissette released a studio acoustic version, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic, in June 2005. … Read More
2006 32 Years Old 2006 marked the first year in Morissette's musical career without a single concert appearance showcasing her own songs, with the exception of an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in January when she performed "Wunderkind".
2007 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced they had mutually decided to end their engagement. … Read More
…  The following June, she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada", the American and Canadian national anthems, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Ottawa Senators and the Anaheim Ducks in Ottawa, Ontario. (The NHL requires arenas to perform both the American and Canadian national anthems at games involving teams from both countries.) In early 2008, Morissette participated in a tour with Matchbox Twenty and Mutemath as a special guest.
In April 2010, Morissette released the song "I Remain", which she wrote for the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time soundtrack.
On October 11, 2011, Morissette posted a picture of herself in a recording studio to her Facebook page. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Morissette embarked on a European tour for the Summer of 2012, according to … Read More


Morissette received the UCLA Spring Sing's George and Ira Gershwin Award on May 16, 2014 at Pauley Pavilion.
2016 42 Years Old In January 2016 she began an advice column in The Guardian newspaper. … Read More
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