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Overview (4)

Born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameAvril Ramona Lavigne
Nicknames Avie
Av
Pop-Punk Queen
Pop Rock Princess
Punk Rock Princess
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. Her ancestry is French-Canadian, Polish, English, Irish, and Scottish. At sixteen, 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," which 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 combination to make "Complicated" and Avril a musical breakthrough. "Complicated" went to number #1 on Billboards Top 100 while also earning her 5 Grammy nominations, MTV music awards, MTV European music awards and many more.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Stephanie Koston

Family (1)

Spouse Chad Kroeger (1 July 2013 - 2 September 2015)  (divorced)
Deryck Whibley (15 July 2006 - 16 November 2010)  (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Bitter lyrics

Trivia (1)

Canadian singer-songwriter.

Personal Quotes (19)

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.
I might look like a tough chick--and I am--but I'm also a hopeless romantic inside.
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 whole label thing.
People ask me if I regret wasting my last teen years on becoming a singer. You know something? I don't. Because singing is my life. When and if you want something so badly you'll see. I mean, I'm just so blessed to be doing what I love to do 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 record 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 two my mom said she knew I was going to be a singer. I've been performing 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 perform.
[about lip-synching] 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.
I like to be onstage. I like to write pop-rock songs. That's what everyone wants to hear from me, and that's when everyone goes ape-shit with the fist-pumping and all. But there are different sides to me. I enjoy sitting down to the piano and telling this in-depth story and writing an emotional ballad.
I wrote the inspirational song, "Fly," a couple of years ago for my foundation; it's about lifting people up, and telling them not to give up, no matter how hard things get.
You can't let obstacles get you down. You've got to keep positive and keep reaching up, which is, as you guys know, the slogan for [the Special Olympics].
When I was in high school I was a little s**t, hanging out with the guys, getting drunk, smoking, getting in fights, playing hockey.
[on "Don't Tell Me"] It's about being strong. There are a lot of guys out there who just want to take you out to dinner and then, like basically go home and 'unhh' you. That's what a lot of guys are like and I just think girls need to be strong and not let any guy pressure them into doing anything.
When I was writing "Don't Tell Me", I was just, kind of, thinking about what it was like being a girl, and I was seventeen when I wrote that song, so that was all, like, fresh on my mind. I was just coming out of high school, and there's a lot of pressure for girls these days, and I'm happy to have that song, to be able to sing it up on stage every night, and to introduce it with, you know, by telling the audience that this song is all about being strong, and this goes out to all the girls, and it feels good to be able to do that.
As soon as I could walk, my dad had me on skates. I joined the guys' hockey team when I was about ten. I've always been the only girl playing hockey. I was better than some of the guys!

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