Marie Tifo

Marie Tifo (French pronunciation: [maʁi tifo]; born September 26, 1949 in Jonquière, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian actress, and a major star in French-speaking Canada.

She won a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the 1980 drama film Good Riddance (Les Bons débarras).[2]

She played the recurring role of Mathilde Garland in the TVA series Les Soeurs Elliot.[3]

Tifo starred in La Déraison d'amour at the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montreal from 2–13 June 2009, portraying beatified nun Marie de l'Incarnation.[4] This stage biography of Marie Guyard, a widowed mother who crossed the Atlantic to establish the Ursuline order of nuns, had premiered that past fall in Quebec City as part of the 400th anniversary celebrations, then toured France.[5] The script was written by filmmaker Jean-Daniel Lafond for his film Folle de Dieu (Madwoman of God) which also starred Tifo, and premiered in Quebec City in 2008.[5]


Tifo is married to actor and politician Pierre Curzi.[6]



  1. "Marie Tifo".
  2. Lacey, Liam (November 30, 2007). "A masterpiece? Maybe not, but it's a fine". The Globe and Mail.
  3. "Les Soeurs Elliot". QuiJoueQui? (in French).
  4. Donnelly, Pat (June 4, 2009). "Screening of Folle de Dieu with director Jean-Daniel Lafond at TNM". Montreal Gazette.
  5. Donnelly, Pat (June 12, 2009). "For the love of God, she knows it". Montreal Gazette.
  6. Perrin, Catherine (September 5, 2017). "Marie Tifo et Pierre Curzi : des planches à la politique". (in French).

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