Alanis Morissette

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Musician • Songwriter • Actress

Birth Date: June 1, 1974

Age: 49 years old

Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Partners: Ryan Reynolds

An international music star from the mid-'90s-and famous in her native Canada even before that-Alanis Morissette was born in Ottawa in 1974. She was only six years old when she began learning piano and seven when she began learning dance and by 1986, the precocious young performer was appearing on the kids series "You Can't Do That on Television" (CTV, 1979-1990). However, it was her interest in music that remained her strongest focus and after recording a demo with musicians Lindsay Thomas Morgan and Rich Dodson, Morissette signed a recording contract with MCA Records, releasing her eponymous debut in 1991 in Canada only. The New Jack Swing influenced pop record proved a great showcase for Morissette's substantial vocal range, and she followed it up with the ballad-driven The Time is Now the following year, again in Canada only. Hungry for greater creative expression and a wider audience, Morissette soon relocated to Toronto where she worked with producer Glen Ballard on a new record featuring a dramatic shift towards alternative rock. The resulting Jagged Little Pill, released to international audiences in 1995, would prove a smash hit. Morissette's literate, confessional lyrical style would propel her onwards in the years to come on albums like 1998's Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, 2002's Under Rug Swept, and 2005's So-Called Chaos. In the meantime, Morissette would also enjoy an occasional acting role, appearing as God in Kevin Smith's "Dogma" (1999) and as obstetrician Dr. Audra Kitson on "Weeds" (Showtime, 2005-2011). She would release the album Havoc and Bright Lights in 2012 and took on another memorable acting role a few years later, appearing in the period drama "The Price of Desire" (2015).

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Christmas at Graceland

Music Performer
Special
2023

The Fourth in America

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2023

The Fourth in America

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2023

2023 CMT Music Awards

Music Performer
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2023

Behind the Music: Alanis Morissette

Self
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2023

Retro: Women In Music

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2022

Alter Ego

Judge
Reality
2021

Alter Ego: Extras

Judge
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2021

Alter Ego: Extras

Self
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2021

Behind the MusicStream

Self
Docuseries
2021

Music BoxStream

Self
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2021

The Great NorthStream

Guest Star
Alanis Morissette
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2021

The Great NorthStream

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Alanis Morissette
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2021

Live Pop Faves

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2021

Thankful4Alt

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2021

JaggedStream

Self
Movie
2021

One Night Only: The Best of Broadway

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Special
2020

Budweiser Stage at Home

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2020

Fraggle Rock: Rock On!Stream

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2020

One World: Together at Home

Actor
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2020

Alanis Morissette: Reasons I Drink

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2020

Party Like It's 1999

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2020

Halsey Feat. Alanis Morrissette: Alanis' Interlude

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2020

Guest Curator: Katy Perry

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2020

Alanis Morissette: Ironic (Remaster)

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2020

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020

Music Performer
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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Music Performer
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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Alanis Hits

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2019

Ultimate Canada Day Playlist

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2019

90s Pop

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2019

People Features

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2018

Time to Vent

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2018

'90s Pop

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2018

The Sunday Project

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2017

Carpool Karaoke: The SeriesStream

Self
Reality
2017

The NinetiesStream

Self
Docuseries
2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Music Performer
Talk
2017

2015 American Music Awards

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

Music Performer
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2015

The 2015 JUNO Awards

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2015

Being Canadian

Self
Movie
2015

The Price of Desire

Actor
Marisa Damia
Movie
2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Music Performer
Talk
2014

The Milky Way

Actor
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2014

Bethenny

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2013

OnSTAGE

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2013

As Cool as I Am

Self
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2013

Broadway Profiles

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2012

MDA Show of Strength

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2012

Guitar Center Sessions Alanis Morissette

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2012

Finding Your RootsStream

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Reality
2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

Alanis Morissette: Live At Montreux 2012

Music Performer
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2012

The Mortified Sessions

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2011

Up All Night

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2011

The VoiceStream

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Reality
2011

The Talk

Music Performer
Talk
2010

Radio Free Albemuth

Actor
Silvia
Movie
2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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Talk
2009

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

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2009

Sit Down, Shut UpStream

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2009

Rosie Live

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2008

X Factor

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2008

Alanis Morissette: Ironic

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2008

Alanis Morissette: Not as We

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2008

Alanis Morissette: So Pure

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2008

Alanis Morissette: Underneath

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2008

MTV Unplugged

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2007

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

The Graham Norton ShowStream

Guest Star
Talk
2007

Head Case

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2007

Alanis Morissette: Hand in My Pocket

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2007

The One Show

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2006

Lovespring International

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Lucinda
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2006

etalk

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2006

Alanis Morissette: Crazy

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2006

Pittsburgh

Self
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2006

The Great Warming

Narrator
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2006

Global Warming: The Signs and the Science

Host
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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

Alanis Morissette: Hand in My Pocket

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2005

WeedsStream

Guest Star
Dr. Audra Kitson
Series
2005
70%

Dancing With the StarsStream

Music Performer
Reality
2005

Alanis Morissette: Hands Clean

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2005

Alanis Morissette: Hand in My Pocket (Acoustic)

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2005

Tavis Smiley

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Talk
2004

Alanis Morissette: Everything

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2004

De-LovelyStream

Actor
Musical Performer - "Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love"
Movie
2004
49%

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

Nip/TuckStream

Guest Star
Poppy
Series
2003
74%

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Music Performer
Talk
2003

American Dreams

Guest Star
Series
2002
85%

21 Things I Want in a Lover: Alanis Morissette (Karaoke Version)

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2002

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackStream

Actor
That Woman (God)
Movie
2001
52%

Curb Your EnthusiasmStream

Guest Star
Herself
Series
2000
92%

Altas Horas

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2000

Ieri e oggi in TV

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2000

The Early Show

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1999

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

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Talk
1999

Dogma

Actor
God
Movie
1999
68%

The Paris Concert for Amnesty International

Actor
Movie
1999

Sex and the CityStream

Guest Star
Dawn
Series
1998
70%

Alanis Morissette: Unsent

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1998

Alanis Morissette: Thank U

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1998

Free Tibet

Self
Movie
1998

Behind the Music

Self
Show
1997

The ViewStream

Guest
Talk
1997

The ViewStream

Music Performer
Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Die Harald Schmidt Show

Actor
Show
1995

Alanis Morissette: You Oughta Know

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1995

Alanis Morissette: Head Over Feet

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1995

Alanis Morissette: You Learn

Music Performer
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1995

Alanis Morissette: Hand in My Pocket

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1995

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Music Performer
Talk
1992

Entertainment Tonight

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News
1981

CBS News Sunday MorningStream

Guest
News
1979

Austin City LimitsStream

Music Performer
Series
1976

Saturday Night LiveStream

Music Performer
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1975

TodayStream

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1952

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