Alanis Morissette's Interesting Facts

1 Her favorite song is Ave Maria.
2 Just released the 10th year acoustic version of her worldwide famous album "Jagged Little Pill". [June 2005]
3 Finishing up work on her sixth full-length album. It will be called "So-Called Chaos" and it will be released on May 18, 2004. [January 2004]
4 Guests as Poppy, the anesthesiologist lesbian lover of Roma Maffia's Liz in the TV show Nip/Tuck (2003). She will be on the show for three episodes. [October 2006]
5 Embarking on a European tour. [July 2003]
6 Returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Ever to begin recording her 8th studio album, "Havoc and Bright Lights".
7 Was 3 months pregnant with her son Ever when she completed filming her guest appearance on Weeds (2005).
8 Gave birth to her son Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, with husband Mario "Soleye" Treadway, in a Los Angeles hospital. [December 2010]
9 (August 12, 2010) Alanis and her husband, Souleye, are expecting their first child.
10 Married rapper Souleye (real name: Mario Treadway) in a intimate ceremony with family present on May 22, 2010 at their Los Angeles home.
11 Two music videos that made it on VH1's 100 Greatest Videos: "Ironic" was #18 and "Thank U" was #66.
12 When making her first album, she suffered from anorexia and bulimia nervosa due to professional pressure and managerial demands, so she subsequently had to began therapy.
13 During her live performance at The 38th Annual Grammy Awards (1996), CBS infamously censored some of the lyrics of "You Oughta Know" (28 February 1996).
14 Became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church (2004).
15 Performed the US and the Canadian national anthem at Game 4 of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals between the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Ottawa Senators. [June 2007]
16 On You Can't Do That on Television (1979) in 1986, Alanis was green slimed on her first episode and cream pied on the "Enemies and Paranoia" episode.
17 She was first considered for the character of "Becky" in the original incarnation of Clerks II (2006), and would have involved Randal falling in love with her as opposed to Dante, like in the present version.
18 Was engaged to Ryan Reynolds from 2004 to 2006.
19 Is fluent in French.
20 "Jagged Little Pill" sold over 43 million copies, making it the biggest selling debut album of any artist in history.
21 Will be inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame on 5 June 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
22 Became a U.S. citizen on 11 February 2005. She now considers herself a Canadian-American.
23 Has publicly stated her opposition to George W. Bush invasion and occupation of Iraq.
24 Wrote and recorded her album "Jagged Little Pill", basing it on her relationship with then-beau Dave Coulier and her entire upbringing.
25 Plans on becoming an American citizen but will still keep her Canadian citizenship.
26 Shares a birthday with model Heidi Klum and actress Teri Polo.
27 Became engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, in June 2004.
28 Attended "Glebe Collegiate Institute" located in Ottawa, Ontario.
29 Dating Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002) actor Ryan Reynolds since 2002. They have homes together in Los Angeles and Vancouver, B.C.
30 While hosting the 2004 Juno Music Awards in Edmonton, Canada, she wore a nude-colored body suit with lifelike nipples and pubic hair to make a statement about censorship and Janet Jackson's breast-baring Superbowl incident. The audience roared with laughter upon realizing that her nudity was fake.
31 Will be performing at an event featuring the The Dalai Lama to build support for his Tibet China Negotiation Campaign. The event will take place in her hometown of Ottawa, Canada (24 April 2004).
32 Will host the 2004 Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Awards, which will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 4 April.
33 Spoke German when she was a child, but eventually forgot it later in her life.
34 Ranked #53 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
35 To celebrate their one year anniversary, Alanis and boyfriend Ryan Reynolds wear matching rings on their fourth fingers of their right hands (May 2003).
36 Was born at the Riverside Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.
37 Replaced Emma Thompson as God in the film Dogma (1999)
38 Has won 16 Juno Awards (five in the years 1996 and 2000), eight Grammy Awards including "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for "You Oughta Know" in 1999, and four American Music Awards.
39 Attended the 2003 Canadian Juno Music Awards with actor Ryan Reynolds.
40 Has sold over 60 million albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful female artists of all time.
41 Is the youngest artist (at the age of 21) to ever win an "Album of the Year" Grammy.
42 Is 12 minutes younger than her twin brother.
43 Twin brother Wade is a yoga instructor.
44 Alanis admitted to US Weekly that "Hands Clean" from her 'Under Rug Swept' album is about an affair that she had with a 29-year-old man when she was just fourteen years old. Their relationship lasted 5 years.
45 When MP3 sponsored one of her concert tours, she was offered $50,000 in cash. Instead, she chose to take it in the form of company stock. When MP3 went public, the value of her shares went into the millions of dollars.
46 Her album "Under Rug Swept", released on 26 February 2002, included 13 new songs and topped the Billboard 200 chart.
47 After playing God in the movie Dogma (1999), she was asked if she had ever read the Bible. She said she had, but found it to be "patriarchal and sexist."
48 Began playing the piano at the age of 6.
49 Madonna had to meet with Alanis and exert pressure on her not to quit Maverick Records over her disappointing sales -and Maverick marketing- of latest album (May 2001).
50 Financial backer of Broadway musical 'Jane Eyre,' spring 2001.
51 8 March 1996 was named "Alanis Morissette Day" in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada by the then mayor.
52 Phoned Mother Teresa the night before she died wanting to volunteer, but she was sleeping. Not wanting to wake her, Alanis said she would call back at a later time.
53 Has met Maverick Records boss Madonna only a few times. When Jagged Little Pill hit the 1 million sales mark, Madonna gave Alanis platinum nail polish to celebrate. In March 1999, Madonna gave her a $49,000 Tiffany's bracelet for her success.
54 Attended Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, Ontario.
55 When her first debut single "Fate Stay With Me" and the "Alanis", and "Now Is The Time" albums were released in Canada she was known only as "Alanis". She was advised to go just by her first name to not cause any name confusion with Alannah Myles, another Canadian singer who was popular at the time.
56 Has an older brother, Chad, and a twin brother, Wade.
57 Her father, Alan Richard Morissette, is of approximately three quarters French-Canadian and one quarter Irish ancestry. Her mother, Georgia Mary Anne (Feuerstein), is Hungarian. Alanis's maternal grandparents, Imre Feuerstein and Nadina Gulyas, were from Hungary. She has a twin brother, Wade, and another brother, Chad. Alanis released two albums in Canada prior to first release in U.S.
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