Tiff Tannen Tannenville version
Tiffany "Tiff" Tannen
Biographical information
Date of birth1968 (likely)
Age (1985)17 (likely)
Age (2015)47 (likely)
Physical description
Behind-the-scenes information

Tiffany "Tiff" Tannen was Biff Tannen's daughter.

It is possible that she was a hubcap thief as, in 1986, Tiffany was acting suspicious around a car. Edna Strickland saw her and threatened to call her father.

In an alternate timeline, where Irving "Kid" Tannen wasn't arrested, the Tannen Crime Family controlled Hill Valley, and renamed it Tannenville. When Marty McFly first experienced this timeline, Kid Tannen aimed a gun at him. When Marty's counterpart from the new timeline experienced this timeline, Tiff Tannen aimed a gun at him. In both instances, Marty was saved by Emmett Brown in his DeLorean time machine.

In the alternate timeline where Biff Tannen controlled Hill Valley, she was an employee at CusCo.

Behind the scenes[]

Back to the Future: The Card Game[]

"Tiffany on the other hand is the daughter of Lorraine and Biff-who-got-the-Almanac. Although her existence is difficult to imagine, she’d be Marty’s half-sister!"
—Back to the Future: The Card Game FAQ[1]

A character by the same name appears in the card game. However, she is clearly a different person to the character mentioned in the Telltale game, as her existence is dependent on the opening of Biff's casino and the jailing of Martin McFly, Jr., making her an alternate future descendant. It is likely, however that Tiffany would exist in both timelines, just under different circumstances. Any differences in personality would be a by-product of Biff's alternate methodology.

Tiff Tannen

Concept art of Tiff Tannen for The Game

Back to the Future: The Game[]

Tiffany was originally supposed to appear in Telltale's Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3: Citizen Brown, however as the plot was streamlined Tiff's character was merged into that of 1986G Jennifer.[2]

The concept art for Tiff Tannen's cut scene was used as the basis for her appearance in IDW's comic adaptation of Back to the Future: The Game.

At the end of the game when the two Marty's from different future timelines before the third Marty shows up, the first Marty indicates that Tiff has been in prison for a certain amount of time but in the other Marty's timeline she's not. So it is likely that sometime after 1986 and prior to 2015, she has been placed in prison. If she is the mother of Griff, then it is unknown how she had him in prison. If Griff was born while in prison, then it is likely that she gave him to Biff to raise.

Back to the Future: Continuum Conundrum[]

In IDW's Back to the Future: Continuum Conundrum comic, a girl named Tiffany attends Hill Valley High School with Marty McFly, and is friends with his girlfriend Jennifer Parker. She is approximately the same age and has a similar appearance, however it is unknown if this Tiffany is actually Tiff Tannen.


Notes and references[]

  1. Back to the Future: The Card Game FAQ
  2. Revealed in the audio commentary on the Back to the Future: The Game DVD