The child of educators, Alanis Morissette, showed an early aptitude for music and began taking piano at 6 and writing songs by 9. She saved up her earnings from starring as a tween on Nickelodeon’s “You Can’t Do That On Television” to cut her first single in 1987,which led to her first record contract at 14, a platinum dance-pop debut CD and a Juno Award for Most Promising Female Artist. The dreaded sophomore CD slump inspired her to move to Los Angeles in search of inspiration. She found producer Glen Ballard, an edgier rock sound and superstardom with 1995’s Jagged Little Pill and “You Oughta Know.” She won several 1996 Grammys including Album Of The Year. She followed up a grueling tour and temporary withdrawal to recuperate with the introspective Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998), the self-produced Under Rug Swept with its hit “Hands Clean” (2001), So-Called Chorus (2004) and Flavors of Engagement (2008). She has admitted that Flavors was her way to survive an emotionally trying breakup with actor Ryan Reynolds, whom she had been dating since 2002. She has sporadically returned to her child acting roots with a role in “Dogma” (1999), a guest stint on “Weeds” (2009-10) and a cameo on "Up All Night" (2012). Ironically, she didn’t have rain on her wedding day in May 2010 when she married musician Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway. The musical duo welcomed son, Ever Imre, in December of the same year.
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