Monia Chokri Biography

Canadian actress and film director

Monia Chokri (born 27 June 1982) is a Canadian actress and film director.


  • 1 Life and career
  • 2 Filmography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Life and career

Born in Quebec City in 1982, she began her acting career after she completed her studies at Montreal's Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2005. Her mother is of Scottish origin through Scandinavian ancestors, while her father is descended from Tunisian Berber roots.

In addition to having played in several theatre productions in Montreal, she has received notable roles in films presented at the Cannes Film Festival directed by Québécois filmmakers who are better known outside of Canada, namely Denys Arcand and Xavier Dolan. In Heartbeats, she played Marie, a young woman who falls in love with the same man as her gay male best friend Francis, played by Dolan, who also directed. The quality of her acting has been noted by critics, notably in Les Inrockuptibles and Le Monde.

At the end of 2010, the readers of Les Inrockuptibles named her #4 on their list of the top actresses of the year for her performance in Heartbeats.

Her debut as a director, the short film An Extraordinary Person (Quelqu'un d'extraordinaire), was released in 2013 and won the Prix Jutra for Best Short Film at the 16th Jutra Awards. Her feature debut, A Brother's Love (La femme de mon frère), premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.


  • Days of Darkness (L'Âge des ténèbres), 2007 - Aziza
  • Frédérique au centre, 2008 - Frédérique
  • Hier, demain, hier, 2009 - Maya
  • Heartbeats (Les Amours imaginaires), 2010 - Marie
  • Laurence Anyways, 2012 - Stéfanie Belair
  • Clémenceau, 2012 - Charlotte Beauséjour
  • Gare du Nord, 2013 - Joan
  • Nouvelle adresse, 2014–2015
  • Endorphine, 2015
  • The Saver, 2015
  • Heal the Living, 2016
  • A Taste of Ink, 2017 - Julia
  • Ravenous (Les Affamés), 2017 - Tania
  • Emma Peeters, 2018 - Emma
  • A Brother's Love (La femme de mon frère), 2019; as director
  • We Are Gold (Nous sommes Gold), 2019 - Marianne
  • Before We Explode (Avant qu'on explose), 2019
  • Babysitter, 2022 - Nadia; also director


    External links

    • Monia Chokri at IMDb
    Monia Chokri