Marko Mandić was born in 1974 in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. He graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana and is employed in the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana. He studied at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York and at HB Studio. He received the student Prešeren Award, the Severev Award, the Borštnik Awards for Drama in 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and the Prešeren Foundation Award in 2009. In 2007, he was selected for "Shooting Stars" at the Berlinale.