Marie Noëlle grew up in France, the daughter of a Spanish mother and French father. After studying Mathematics, she earned an MBA. In 1979, she began working with Peter Sehr as an editor, screenwriter and co-director. Together they founded P'Artisan Filmproduktion in 1988. She is also active as a writer and producer for other directors. Her films as a director include: UND NICHT EIN TOHUWABOHU (1988, in co-direction with Peter Sehr), ICH ERZÄHLE MIR EINEN MANN (1995), KOMM DOCH AN DEN TISCH (1998), U-STORE IT, U-LOCK IT, U-KEEP THE KEY (2001), 30 ANOS ALS SERVICIO DEL AMOR (2002), KINDER SUCHEN ELTERN (2003), THE ANARCHIST'S WIFE (DIE FRAU DES ANARCHISTEN, 2008, in co-direction with Peter Sehr), and LUDWIG II (2012, also in co-direction with Peter Sehr).