Marco North was born in 1968 in Brooklyn, New York, to a pair of Bohemians who were the subjects of a PBS documentary about natural childbirth. He attended a Brooklyn Montessori school before the family moved to the country where the Norths ran a pig farm in Otego, New York, for almost ten years.
Marco attended SUNY Purchase School of the Arts, and received a B.A. in Film. He has taught and lectured at The Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, and NYU.