Born in 1982, Oslo. Started out as an actress, but while working in the theater, she took an interest in film direction and began to experiment with the relationship between film fiction and the documentation of the acting process.
She shot several successful short films that prefigured her feature debut by highlighting certain common motifs (Trygve with His Heart in the Mailbox – 2004, Humming Your Song – 2005).
In 2010 she finished up studies in direction at Göteborg University with Maybe Tomorrow, a feature movie that provoked immediate interest. Mariken Halle has been awarded the Golden Film Dragon from the Göteborg International Film Festival. (Karlovy Vary Film Festival)