Marina Frenk was born in Chisinau, Moldova, in 1986. From 2005 to 2008 she studied drama at the Folkwang Academy in Essen. First guest engagements led her to the Grillo Theatre; she subsequently held engagements in the company of the Bochum Theatre, the Centraltheater Leipzig and the Cologne Theatre. She played the character Nora in an Ibsen production by Elmar Goerden and appeared in plays including Phädra, Wir Kinder von Theben and Der Idiot. She made her cinema debut in the production Totem by Jessica Krummacher, premiered in 2011 at the Venice Film Festival. Moreover, Maria Frenk is the lead singer of the folk-gypsy band Kapelsky and the electro-dance band The real Baba Dunyah. Since the season 2013/2014 Marina Frenk is a company member of the Gorki Theatre.