She was born in 1974 in Krusevac. She obtained her primary education in Kraljevo, graduated from the Pedagogical Academy in Krusevac and from the Faculty of Teacher Education in Belgrade.

She graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and completed undergraduate studies of security and defence, 9th grade, School of National Defence at the Military Academy.

In the period from 1991 to 1994 she was a journalist for Radio-Television Krusevac, and from 1994 to 2008 she was a journalist and editor of "Ibarske novosti" and RTV Kraljevo.

She worked in the Information Service of the Serbian Progressive Party in the period from 2008 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2015 she was a member of the RTS Programme Committee.

In the period from 2012 to 2014 she was a Member of Parliament in the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Culture and Information and a member of the Delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

In 2013 she became a founder and coordinator of the Women's Parliamentary Network.

From 2014 to 2016, she was an MP in her second term, as well as the chairwoman of the Committee on Defence and Home Affairs, vice-chairwoman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on European Integration, and coordinator of the Women's Parliamentary Network.

From 2016 to 2020 she was an MP in the third term and chair of the Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as well as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Security Services Control Committee and the Culture and Information Committee.

She was elected MP in 2020, in her fourth term.

She speaks English.

She lives and works in Belgrade with her family.

Marija Obradovic