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Biography for Avril Lavigne 27 September 1984, Belleville, Ontario, Canada Birth Name: Avril Ramona Lavigne Nickname:

Avie Av Height: 5' 3" (1.60 m) Mini Biography: Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984. At 16, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal. When Avril was almost 18, she released "Complicated" from her debut album titled: "Let Go," wh ich went 6x platinum. As a petite skater girl from a small town, Avril has shown she is independent, full of confidence and determination, providing a good comb ination to make "Complicated" and Avril a musical breakthrough. "Complicated" we nt to number #1 on Billboards Top 100 while also earning her 5 Grammy nomination s, MTV music awards, MTV European music awards and many more. IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephanie Koston Spouse: Deryck Whibley (15 July 2006 - 16 November 2010) (divorced) Trade Mark: Bitter lyrics, Heavy black eyeliner and eyeshadow, Her pink streak

Trivia: One of her songs, "Losing Grip", is about an ex-boyfriend. Won the 'New Artist in a Video' award for her song 'Complicated' at the 2002 VMA . Parents are Judy & John Lavigne, French-Canadians. Her first video, "Complicated", cost over $1 million. Her younger sister, Michelle Lavigne, appeared in her "SK8R BOI" video. She has a younger sister, Michelle Lavigne, and an older brother, Matthew E. Lev ine. Was orginally pursuing a career in country and folk music, but transitioned into "punk-rock" because of its more lucrative possbilities.

Received 5 Grammy nominations, including 1 for best new artist (2003). Debut album 'Let Go' is 6x platinum. Dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal. Won 3 MTV Asia Awards for favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist & style (2003). Has been nominated for 6 Juno Awards (2003). Her CD, "Let Go", was the third best selling album of 2002. Won four Juno Awards: Single of the Year ("Complicated"), Album of the Year ("Le t Go"), New Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year. Announced that her song 'Sk8er Boi' will be turned into a movie. Her second album is titled "Under My Skin," which has gone 2x platinum. Has a pizza named after her at a restaurant in her home town, Napanee, Ontario. 381,000 copies were sold of her second album "Under My Skin", making it her 2nd #1 album. According to Nielsen SoundScan, it ended the #1 spot eight- week reign of Usher's "Confessions" album. "Under My Skin" album is also #1 in the UK. Favorite pizza topping is olives. The song "Slipped Away" on her second album is about the death of her grandfathe r. Wrote the song "Breakaway" which was sung by Kelly Clarkson. Is the second child out of three in her family. Is good friends with Pink,Vanessa Carlton, and Fefe Dobson. Nominated for 3 Grammys: Song Of The Year ("I'm With You"), Best Female Pop Voca l Performance ("I'm With You") & Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("Losing Gri p") (2004). Avril taught herself the guitar at the age of 12. Won Favorite Female Singer at the 18th Annual Kid's Choice Awards [April 2005]. 2005: Won 3 Juno Awards; Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year ("Under My Skin"). Voted #1 in Teen People's Top Hottest 21 Under 21 List [April 30th - May 1st 200 5]. She was kind enough to donate many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fort unate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004. Decided to perform in Dublin, Ireland the same day her grandfather died. After r eceiving the news, she knew he would have wanted her to continue on. Although al l but breaking down on stage, she continued to perform in his memory. Became engaged to Deryck Whibley on June 25, 2005.

Writes all of her own songs about her own personal experiences. Named #36 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Married Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley on July 15th 2006 in an outdoor, non-d enominational ceremony at a private estate in Montecito, California. She wore a Vera Wang gown and held a bouquet of white roses. Their first dance was "Iris" b y The Goo Goo Dolls. The menu plate on her wedding reception read "Avril Whibley", implying that she has assumed husband Deryck Whibley's last name in her private life. Favorite actor is Tobey Maguire and favorite actress is Sandra Bullock. Natural hair color is brown. Owns over a 100 pairs of Converse sneakers. Ranked #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Ranked #24 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. Spilt from Deryck Whibley in September 2009 and filed for divorce citing "irreco ncilable differences" in October 2009.

Personal Quotes: "I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to tr y and behave myself." "I might look like a tough chick - and I am - but I'm also a hopeless romantic i nside." "Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be." "I'd like to be a little more hard-rocking on my next album. But I hate the whol e label thing." People ask me if I regret wasting my last teen years on becoming a singer. You k now something? I don't. Because singing is my life. When and if you want somethi ng so badly you'll see. I mean, I'm just so blessed to be doing what I love to d o and to have been given this opportunity. I thank God because there are so many more talented people out there that will never even come close to getting a rec ord deal. "To understand me, you have to meet me and be around me. And then only if I'm in a good mood - don't meet me in a bad mood." "My mom wouldn't let me sing 'Strawberry Wine' because it had 'wine' in it." "When I was 2 my mom said she knew I was going to be a singer. I've been perform ing ever since I was a young kid. So I've known I wanted to do this for awhile. I always knew in my heart that I'd be singing." "I'm just coming out and I'm going to clearly be myself - I write what I feel, I never worry what others think."

I can write a song a day. "My dream was always to hop up on stage in front of my fans every night and perf orm." "Actually, I know for a fact there are some young female artists who don't even sing on their own records and who don't sing live. And that is pathetic." (about lipsynching)

Where Are They Now (February 2004) Released "Don't Tell Me" from her second album. (July 2004) Released "My Happy Ending" from her second album. (October 2004) Released "Nobody's Home" from her second album. (March 2005) Released the single "He Wasn't" from her 2nd album. (April 2005) On her "Bonez" tour in Australia and Asia. (April 2005) Released "Fall to Pieces" from her album "Under My Skin". (October 2005) Planning her upcoming marriage to Deryck Whibley. (November 2005) Santa Monica, California. (March 2007) Released "Girlfriend", her 1st single from her 3rd album, "The Best Damn Thing". (2009) Appeared in a commercial for "Proactiv" acne skin care. (February 2009) Released music video "Alice" for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderlan d (2010). (2010) Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Melissa Claire Egan, for "Proactiv Solution" acne medication.