NRJ Music Awards 2012 - Arrivals

Marie-Mai in 2012, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Marie-Mai Bouchard

Place of Birth: Varennes, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: July 7, 1984

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, with distant Belgian Walloon, English, Scottish, and Swiss-French

Marie-Mai is a Canadian singer. She appeared on reality show Star Académie.

Marie-Mai is the daughter of France Lemay and Jean-Pierre Bouchard, an actor. She has a daughter with her partner, musical director David Laflèche.

Marie-Mai’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced to her eighth great-grandfather Jacques Bouchard (c. 1605 in Saint-Cosme-de-Vair, Maine, France – May 20, 1662, Saint-Cosme-de-Vair).

Marie-Mai is a direct descendant of Zacharie Cloutier (c. 1590-1677), a prominent early Québec settler.

Marie-Mai’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Bouchard (the son of Roger Bouchard and Clémentine Larouche-Gauthier). Roger was the son of Omer Bouchard and Mathilde Tremblay. Clémentine was the daughter of Vildebon Gauthier and Monique St-Gelais.

Marie-Mai’s paternal grandmother was Marie-Alice Desbiens (the daughter of Simon Desbiens and Émilie Angers). Simon was the son of Jean-Baptiste Desbiens and Velzina Boudreault. Émilie was the daughter of Enoch Angers and Louise Amyot-Villeneuve.

Marie-Mai’s maternal grandfather was Henri-Paul Lemay (the son of Antonio Lemay and Jeanne Gervais). Antonio was the son of Delphis Lemay and Marie Jacques. Jeanne was the daughter of Onésime Gervais and Élisabeth Brisson.

Marie-Mai’s maternal grandmother is Jeannine Provençal (the daughter of Wilfrid Provençal and Henriette Thibault). Wilfrid was the son of Joseph Provençal and Alphonsine Moreau-Morier. Henriette was the daughter of Sylvain Thébeau and Marie-Victorie Brault. Sylvain’s eighth great-grandmother was a Mi’kmaq woman. Mi’kmaq is a Native Canadian/First Nations tribe.

Marie-Mai’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her third great-grandmother Henriette Meunier.

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