Ksenija Marinkovic was born in Virovitica in 1966 where she finished high school. Ever since she was eight until entering the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb, she was involved in the Virovitica theatre as an amateur actress. As a student of the Academy she started to collaborate with the Gavella theatre and the Histrioni troupe. After graduating from the Academy she spent one year with the 'Teatar u gostima' and has been employed with the ZKM theatre in Zagreb since 1989 where she created some of her most important roles: Mowglie in The Jungle Book, Nausikaja in Ulysses and Son, Harpa in Harpa, Irina in Three Sisters, Elvira in Insektarij. Some of her significant roles were created outside her theatre and she also starred in TV and feature films.