- Horoscope: Gemini
- Net worth: $45 000 000
- Ethnicity: Mix (Canadian - American)
- Nationality: Canadian
- Fathers name: Alan Morrissette
- Mothers name: Georgia
- Education: Glebe Collegiate Institute
- Hair color: Dark Brown
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Match marriage: married
Alanis Morissette: biography
This Canadian-born celebrity has succeeded in both acting in singing. Speaking about her music career, her way to stardom began in 1991 when she concluded a contract with a music label. Due to them, she presented to the world her first projects and started gaining popularity. Meanwhile, she found enough time to start in movies and TV shows which also brought her international recognition.
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Childhood and youth
Alanis' parents are Alan Richard and Georgia Mary Ann, his wife. The two were related to the educational system – her mom worked as a teacher, and a dad served as a headmaster. Alanis was not the only child in their family – she was brought up alongside a brother and a sister.
She was raised according to Catholic canons. As a kid, Alanis already showed an interest in music. So, at an early age she preferred to share her feelings on paper and wrote lyrics.
She began taking piano lessons as a 6-year-old girl. In her future admissions, the singer shared she could spend several hours playing the piano for her relatives. Interestingly, Morissette credits her current success to her parents and close pals who have always supported her from the very beginning.
Having turned 10, she presented them her first lyrics about a life destination but didn't lead it to release.
1991 brought the young talented girl a contract with a recording firm. Under their guidance, she published her first collection entitled 'Alanis.' The album happened to be successful – it got the platinum status.
Such successes motivated Morissette to publish her second collection under the name 'Now Is The Time.' However, the project failed to provide the singer with immense fame and money.
1993 was marked by Alanis' leaving for Toronto. There she got acquainted with prominent music producer and singer Glen Ballard. Alanis created her musical masterpieces at his studio. With Ballard's help, she pleased her fans by presenting her new collection entitled 'Jagged Little Pill.' Fans especially liked the track 'You Oughta Know.' Having seen single's success, the musician went to releasing its video clip. Other album's songs, such as 'All I Really Want,' and 'Ironic' also became real hits. They moved up to the American charts remaining there for near one year. Also, its track 'Uninvited' would later be used as a soundtrack of the movie City of Angels. Two years later she was signed to a new records company.
As a promotion of the collection, Alanis Morissette arranged a world tour which lasted for 18 months. She visited more than 40 places and met with several millions of fans. Having finished the trip, the singer took part in the recording of other musicians' tracks and albums.
The following year, the woman also presented a live collection 'Alanis Unplugged' consisting of 4 new tracks.
In 2002 the world could listen to Morissette's new collection entitled 'Under Rug Swept.' Remarkably, no one else helped her to write its songs – she created them only by herself. The project went to No. 1 on the American hot chart. Its sells' level was evaluated at 1 million copies. 'Hands Clean,' and 'Precious Illusions' are its best songs, according to the reviews.
In 2004 Morissette presented her new collection under the name 'So-Called Chaos.' The project became her lowest-selling one and received mostly negative reviews.
In 2005, she published the song 'Crazy' – many other artists would later make covers of the track.
The woman was invited to star at the Stanley Cup Finals and appeared at the Britt Festival. 2008 brought the singer her 8th collection 'Flavors of Entanglement.'
The following year, the musician took up elaborating her new album. The project 'Havoc and Bright Lights' came out in 2012 – it consisted of 12 songs and received mixed reviews from professionals and simple listeners.
In 2014 Morissette arranged a new tour.
In 2017 fans checked out new Morissette’s single 'Rest.' The following year, she released 'Ablaze.' In 2019 the singer announced she had written more than 20 songs. She also claimed she would release her future album at the beginning of 2020.
In the 1990s, Morissette decided to try out acting and starred in 5 episodes of the TV program You Can't Do That. All the money she earned for her TV appearance the girl spent on her first single release but failed.
Although music takes much time, she didn't neglect her acting career. So, in 1999 she was seen acting in the comedy picture Dogma. Besides, Morissette made appearances in Sex and the City.
As for her affairs, she has a long list of ex-boyfriends. So, at the beginning of the 1990s, the singer was romantically linked with comedian Dave Coulier. There are rumors he inspired the musician for creating the track 'You Oughta Know' – she shared her feelings about a relationship there. However, she has not revealed a real subject of the single.
Besides, Alanis has had a relationship with Ryan Reynolds – they got acquainted at Drew Barrymore's birthday party in 2002 and began dating. Two years later, the partners got engaged. In 2007 the two announced they had broken up. There were gossips they had parted ways because Reynolds had cheated on Alanis. However, it has not been proved.
In 2010 the news appeared Morissette had become Mario "Souleye" Treadway's wife. They tied the knot on May 22, 2010, in a secret ceremony. Alanis and her husband are parents for two kids (a son and a daughter) and now are waiting for the third one.
In her career, Morissette has had to solve law problems. So, once she discovered her manager had stolen several million dollars from the singer. She referred to the judgment at once, and he was sent to a jail for 7 years.
As for her creativity, Alanis’ songs have always had a deep meaning. The majority of them are dedicated to love and relationships. By her penetrating voice and life lyrics she has got millions of fans not only in her motherland, but in other countries.
Alanis’ net worth is evaluated at $45 million.
- Alanis (1991)
- Now Is the Time (1992)
- Jagged Little Pill (1995)
- Havoc and Bright Lights (2012)
- Anything for Love (1993)
- Dogma (1999)
- De-Lovely (2004)
- Fuck (2005)
- Just Friends (2005)
- The Great Warming (2006)
- Radio Free Albemuth (2010)
- The Price of Desire (2016)