Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Age
49
Birthday
Aug. 28th, 1965
Born in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Height
5' 4

Shania Twain's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons TV Show
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Why Not? with Shania Twain TV Show
Why Not? with Shania Twain
 

Main Movie Roles

2004 - I Heart Huckabees

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Country Singer (segment "The Greatest Women of Country Music")
1
Herself
1
Herself
1
Herself - Musical Guest
1
Herself
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Shania Twain was born as Eilleen Regina Edwards in 1965, the middle of three daughters to Clarence and Sharon Edwards (sister Jill is two years older and Carrie-Ann three years younger). When she was six, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own, making her 50% native in the eyes of the law. She started out singing in bars as a child after hours, and, at 13, appeared on "The Tommy Hunter Show" (1965). When she was 22, her parents were killed in an accident, and she became the legal guardian of her half-brothers (Mark, then 13, and Darryl, then 14) and sister, putting her musical career on hold to raise her family. In 1991 she changed her name to Shania (meaning "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa, it was the name of a co-worker), and signed a contract with Mercury Nashville that same year. Her first album went by without notice, but her second album (produced with (Mutt) Robert John Lange, who she wed in 1993) broke world records with its sales!


TRIVIA:
  • The album, tour and merchandising for the album "Come On Over" made over $40,000,000 in Australia alone, where it still remains one of the longest charting albums in Australia.
  • (January 26, 2003) Performed at the National Football League's Super Bowl half-time show where it was well known that she had been lip-synching the song.
  • Is one of only four native Canadians to reach the peak of Billboard's country chart since its inception in 1944. The other top hit makers are 'Hank Snow (II)' (qv) (who first turned the trick in 1950), 'Anne Murray (I)' (qv) (first No. 1 hit in 1974), and 'Terri Clark (II)' (qv) (first No. 1 hit in 1999).
  • Lives in Switzerland with her husband and son.
  • Her German Shepherd dog Tim is named after her hometown of Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
  • Her biggest country hit, 1997's "Love Gets Me Every Time," became the first country No. 1 released by a female country artist to spend five weeks atop Billboard's country chart since 'Dolly Parton' (qv)'s 1977 hit "Here You Come Again.".
  • Shares a birthday with 'LeAnn Rimes' (qv).
  • Name "Shania" means "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa.


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