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Alanis Morissette

  • She portrayed God in the 1999 movie Dogma.
  • She sang The Osmond Brothers' "One Bad Apple" on Star Search, a US TV show that tried to discover new talent. She lost to Chad the Singing Cowboy.
  • Alanis is from Ottawa, Canada. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to work with Glen Ballard, who helped her write and produce Jagged Little Pill.
  • Alanis was an actress as a child. She was on the Nickelodeon show You Can't Do That On Television at age 10, and appeared in a movie a year later with Matt LeBlanc as her boyfriend. In 1992, she moved to LA to appear in the TV sitcom Just One Of The Girls.
  • She started as a dance singer when she was 11. Her first 2 albums contained pop songs that were very popular in Canada.
  • She opened for Vanilla Ice on his 1990 tour.
  • Her 1999 tour was sponsored by She received a lot of stock in the deal, which was worth many millions of dollars before the Internet bubble burst a year later. She did sell $1.5 million worth of the stock before it collapsed.
  • She was a teen star in Canada equivalent to Debbie Gibson or Tiffany in the US. She won a Juno award (Canadian Grammy) for Most Promising Female Vocalist in 1992.
  • She did not have a US record deal when she recorded Jagged Little Pill. She did not look for a label until until she was done with it because she didn't want the record company messing with it.
  • She signed to Madonna's vanity record label Maverick Records after performing an acoustic audition for their executives.
  • She is the first Canadian female to have a #1 album in the US (Jagged Little Pill).
  • When she was a teenager in Canada, she did catalog modeling.
  • She used to date Dave Coulier, who was on the TV show Full House. They met at a hockey game in 1992.
  • Alanis was named for her father. Her parents were looking for an original girl's name that was a derivative of his name, Alan.

90's Hits

Hand in My Pocket
Head Over Feet
You Learn
You Oughta Know

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