Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress

She was born on September 27, 1984, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, and grew up in nearby Napanee

He began singing and playing guitar at a young age and was discovered by her first manager when she was 16 years old

was released in 2002 and became a commercial success, selling over 20 million copies worldwide

The album spawned several hit singles, including "Complicated

Sk8er Boi," which helped to establish Lavigne as a leading figure in the pop-punk genre.

Avril Lavigne was born to French-Canadian parents Jean-Claude Lavigne and Judith-Rosanne "Judy" Loshaw

She has an older brother named Matthew Lavigne

In 2006, Lavigne married Deryck Whibley, the lead singer and guitarist for the Canadian punk rock band Sum 4

The couple divorced in 2010.

The couple divorcLavigne has also been open about her close relationship with her maternal grandfather, who passed away in 2019ed in 2010.

She has mentioned in interviews how he was a big inspiration for her music and supported her throughout her career

Avril Lavigne is 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm) tall.