She attended high school at BEHS 1 Tamwe but failed the university matriculation exam several times.
She wanted to be an actress like the leading ladies of the day like Wah Wah Win Shwe and Khin Than Nu. With most of her friends attending college, she gave up attending college and decided to focus on a film career. She was still in 8th Standard at the time.
After winning her first Academy Award for 1984, Mo Mo Myint Aung established herself as one of the leading actresses of Burmese cinema.
She is one of very few actresses in the Burmese film history able to lead a successful multi-decade career in a leading lady role. Mo Mo Myint Aung is still popular, seen by many as having aged gracefully, and continues to appear in several films in age appropriate roles.