Alanis Morissette: 10 things to know before her Hamilton Juno weekend
Morissette will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this weekend in Hamilton
Alanis Morissette will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at this weekend's Juno Awards in Hamilton.
Here are a few facts you oughta know about the multi-platinum singer-songwriter, who has won 13 Junos and seven Grammy Awards:
June 1, 1974: Morissette and twin sibling Wade (who also became a musician) were born in Ottawa. Morissette took an interest in music, songwriting and performing at an early age. At age 10 she recorded her first song, and in 1986 she joined the cast of the Canadian kids sketch comedy TV series "You Can't Do That on Television."
Early 1990s: Morissette released her debut album, "Alanis," in Canada in 1991. The dance-pop project had the single "Too Hot," which reached the top 20 on the singles chart. The next year she released another album in Canada, "Now is the Time," which had the pop singles "An Emotion Away," "No Apologies" and "(Change Is) Never a Waste of Time."
Late 1990s: After moving to Los Angeles, Morissette got her big breakthrough with the release of her third studio album, 1995's "Jagged Little Pill." It was an alt-rock project of deeply personal hits, including "You Oughta Know," "Hand in My Pocket," "Ironic," "You Learn" and "Head Over Feet." She followed it up with the equally personal but less angsty album "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie," which included the hit "Thank U."
2000-present: Morissette has since released several albums, including "Under Rug Swept," "So-Called Chaos," "Flavors of Entanglement" and "Havoc and Bright Lights." She also had a memorable stint hosting the Junos in a flesh-colored bodysuit and has been inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.
Acting: Morissette has acted on screen and onstage several times. In the 1999 comedy film "Dogma" she appeared as God, a role she reprised for a cameo in 2001's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back." Her other acting credits include "Sex and the City," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Vagina Monologues."
Personal life: Morissette was engaged to actor Ryan Reynolds in the 2000s, but they eventually split. In 2010, she married rapper Mario (Souleye) Treadway, the same year they had their son, Ever.