Mar. 29th, 1955
London, England, UK
5' 4 1/2"
Marina Sirtis' Main TV Roles
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Marina Sirtis was born to Greek parents who didn't want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory, and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987). In 1992 she married Michael Lamper, a rock guitarist.
- After 'Gene Roddenberry' (qv)'s death, she explained how his death reminded her of her own father's. She mourned along with Majel Barrett-Roddenberry and admitted she felt as close to a real-life daughter to Majel as the on-screen daughter she played.
- Has appeared in episodes of four different series with 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv): _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), _"Gargoyles" (1994)_ (qv), _"Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles" (1996)_ (qv), and _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv).
- Along with 'Jonathan Frakes' (qv), 'Brent Spiner' (qv), 'Michael Dorn (I)' (qv), 'Colm Meaney' (qv), and 'Jeffrey Combs' (qv), she is one of only six actors to appear in the finales of two different "Star Trek" series (_"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) and _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv)).
- _Through the Fire (2002) (TV)_ (qv) was a sitcom pilot episode written by Marina's best friend, 'Michael Dorn (I)' (qv), and featured her as a cast member. It was never sold to a Network.
- Her father died on 24 October 1981, exactly ten years before _"Star Trek" (1966)_ (qv) creator 'Gene Roddenberry' (qv)
- She is a big fan of soccer club Tottenham Hotspur.
- Has several action figures modeled after her likeness and her character Counselor Deanna Troi from _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv).
- Was one of the "Next Generation" cast to attend "Star Trek" conventions while still filming the last episodes of season seven (to begin pre-production of _Star Trek: Generations (1994)_ (qv)). One of which was her 1994 appearance in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Mariott Southern Hills. She signed the popular 1992 Peter David-penned "Imzadi" novel about young Riker and Troi, as well as speaking about the series finale and the movie to fans.