Shania Twain

BirthDay:

28 Aug 1965

BirthPlace:

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

BirthName:

Eilleen Regina Edwards

Bio:

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 age 6, her mother remarried Jerry Twain, a full-blooded Ojibwa native from Timmins, Ontario, who adopted her as his own. 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!
Filmography

Actor ( 54 credits )

Retro 30 (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
The Marilyn Denis Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Why Not? With Shania Twain (2011)  Herself (6 episodes, 2011)
The Chew (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Hour (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
I Heart Huckabees (2004) Herself
The Apprentice (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Strictly Come Dancing (2004)  Herself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2004)
CMT Insider (2004)  Herself (14 episodes, 2006-2011)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
Headline Country (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
VH1: All Access (2003)  Herself (1 episode)
Star Search (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
CMT Stacked (2003)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself - Performer (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Driven (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Today with Des and Mel (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Inside Fame (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
American Idol (2002)  Herself - Judge / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Operación triunfo (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Stjerne for en aften (2001)  Herself - Performer (1 episode, 2003)
HermanSIC (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
TRL Italy (1999)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Patrick Kielty... Almost Live! (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Bellini's Drive (1998) Herself (uncredited)
The Greatest (1998)  Herself / ... (1 episode, 2003)
CD:UK (1998)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
Musikbutikken (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Domino Day (1998)  Herself - Guest Star (1 episode, 2004)
Behind the Music (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Extra (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Top of the Pops 2 (1994)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
GMTV (1993)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
BingoLotto (1989)  Herself - Musical Guest (2 episodes, 2002)
48 Hours (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Biography (1987)  Herself (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2011)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2005)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2004)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Verstehen Sie Spaß? (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Children in Need (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
20/20 (1978)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Canada A.M. (1972)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Why Not? With Shania Twain (2011) executive producer (6 episodes, 2011)