After studying Dutch language and literature, Marnie Blok graduated from Amsterdam Theatre School, acted in theatre and managed her own theatre company. The feature film Brittle is based on one of her plays. Blok has written numerous screenplays for films and television series, including Kenau, The Happy Housewife and the feature film Jackie with Carice van Houten and Holly Hunter. She received the Montblanc Screenplay Award (FilmFest Hamburg 2012) for her script for Simon and the Oaks. Her TV series Ramses has won numerous prizes, including the PRIX EUROPA 2014. She is currently working on several projects, one of which is titled Queen of Bucharest, about street children and illegal organ trafficking.