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Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Jagged Little Pill
Alternative Pop/ Rock, Post-Grunge, Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/ Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Bittersweet, Searching, Knotty, Insular, Brooding, Angst-Ridden, Cathartic, Earnest, Intimate, Poignant, Freewheeling, Plaintive, Reflective, Yearning, Elaborate, Ambitious, Suffocating, Literate, Theatrical, Tense/Anxious, Confrontational
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Notre Dame High School, Ottawa, ON, Glebe Collegiate Institute, Ottawa, ON
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Alanis Nadine Morissette
Boogs (Dog), LeeLee (Dog)
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress
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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. Afterwards, as part of a recording deal, she moved to Holmby Hills, Los Angeles and in 1995 released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album which sold more than 33 million copies globally and is her most critically acclaimed work. Her follow-up album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998.
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Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, on June 1st 1974. Alanis' Greek name is a feminine version of her father's name, Alan. Her mother's name's Georgia and she has two brothers: Chad and Wade (Alanis' Twin). She learned to play the piano at age 6 and the guitar at age 21. In 1986 Alanis made a single called Fate Stay With Me (b-side: Find The Right Man). She recorded two albums as a dance-pop singer in Canada: Alanis (1991) and Now Is The Time (1992). At age 18, she moved to Toronto and worked with several musicians and songwriters, but the collaborations didn't work. In 1994, she finally found the right partner: producer and songwriter Glen Ballard, who had already worked with many artists, including Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand. Then she moved to LA at age 19. On June 13th 1995 "Jagged Little Pill" was released by Madonna's Maverick Records. Alanis had found an autobiographical, extremely personal way to write songs. JLP has sold about 30 million copies around the world, turning into the highest selling female album and the 3rd highest selling album of all times. After going through emotional conflicts (when she even contemplated not recording another album) and a trip to India (where she had the opportunity to recharge ) Alanis returned with the song Uninvited, for City of Angels (1998) soundtrack on March 31st 1998. In the same year the album "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" was released. Alanis directed the videos Joining You, Unsent and So Pure from SFIJ. In 1999 she played the role of God in the movie Dogma (1999) and collaborated with the song Still for the soundtrack. In 1999 she also recorded the album MTV Unplugged. In 2000 Alanis performed on Broadway show The Vagina Monologues. She lives in Brentwood, California.
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Creative Artists Agency
(2001) TV commercial: The Gap clothing stores, (2002) TV commercial: Tolerance.org, (2005) TV commercial: Gap Jeans
twitter.com/morissette, www.facebook.com/alanismorissette, www.nndb.com/people/274/000024202/
Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock, electronica
Vocals, piano, guitar, flute, harmonica
MCA Canada, Maverick, Collective Sounds
Tim Thorney, Dave Matthews Band
Linkin Park, Alanasette
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