Alanis Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. In 1995, she released Jagged Little Pill, a more rock-oriented album that sold more than 33 million copies globally, and is her most critically acclaimed work.

Morissette's success with Jagged Little Pill (1995) was credited with leading to the introduction of female singers such as Shakira, Meredith Brooks, and in the early 2000s, Pink, Michelle Branch, and fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne. Morissette and the album won six Juno Awards in 1996 including Album of the Year, Single of the Year ("You Oughta Know"), Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Best Rock Album. At the 1996 Grammy Awards, she won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, and Album of the Year. 

On May 22, 2010, Morissette married rapper Mario "Souleye" Treadway in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home. They have a son, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway (born 2010) and a daughter, Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway (born 2016).  

In 2008, Alanis Morissette discussed her former "lesbian experimentation" on The Howard Stern Show. In a later interview with The Advocate, she elaborated, "What can I tell you about it? I think it’s a beautiful rite of passage for everyone to play with their sexuality at some point, so I did exactly that. And it was great!"[1]