Marit Moum Aune was born in Trondheim, Norway in 1964. At the age of 20, she became the head of Avant Garden, a local theater in her native city. Moum Aune made her professional debut as a director at the age of 25 with Stravinsky’s "The Soldiers Tale”. She has since had a remarkable career as a director and has worked on a wide repertoire ranging from modern works to classics like Shakespeare, Brecht and Ibsen. In many of the performances she has used dancers in leading roles alongside actors.
In recent years she has also directed major drama productions for television, as part of the Scandinavian wave of quality series. In 2009 she directed the award winning series Harry and Charles, a historical series produced by NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in collaboration with the other Scandinavian countries. This year, she directed the critically acclaimed Struggle For Existence for NRK.
Moum Aune has received several awards, among them: The Hedda Award, The Oslo Prize, Scandinavian National Theatre Award and Liv Ullmann Life Achievement Award.