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Marina Sirtis (born 29 March 1955, height 5' 4½" (1,64 m)) is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed.

Biography

Marina Sirtis was born in the East End of London, the daughter of working class Greek parents Despina, a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. She was brought up in Harringay, North London and emigrated to the U.S. in 1986, later becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. She auditioned for drama school against her parents' wishes, ultimately being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is married to rock guitarist Michael Lamper (21 June 1992 – present). Her younger brother, Steve, played football in Greece and played for Columbia University in the early 1980s. Marina herself is an avowed supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Career

Sirtis started her career as a member of the repertory company at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, West Sussex in 1976. Directed by Nic Young, she appeared in Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw and as Ophelia in Hamlet.

Before her role in Star Trek, Sirtis was featured in supporting roles in several films. In the 1983 Faye Dunaway film The Wicked Lady, she engaged in a whip fight with Dunaway. In the Charles Bronson sequel Death Wish 3, Sirtis's character is a rape victim. In the film Blind Date, she appears as a prostitute who is murdered by a madman.

Other early works include numerous guest starring roles on British television series. Sirtis appeared in Raffles (1977), Hazell (1978), Minder (1979), the Jim Davidson sitcom Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1985) and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986) among other things. She also played the stewardess in the famous 1979 Cinzano Bianco television commercial starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins, in which Collins was splattered with drink.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1994: Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek: Generations
1996: Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek: First Contact
1998: Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek: Insurrection
2002: Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek: Nemesis
2005: Shereen - Crash
2009: Gretchen - The Grudge 3
2003: Cindy Fielding - Net Games
1985: Maria - Death Wish 3
1992: Gloria - Waxwork II: Lost in Time
2009: Paxton - Annihilation Earth
2004: Laura Lee - Spectres
2009: Veronica Mavis - Green Street Hooligans 2
2007: Mary - Fist of the Warrior
1984: Hooker - Blind Date
2007: Queen Wealhtheow - Grendel
2007: Sarah - The Deep Below
1996: Detective Inspector Walker - Gadgetman
2009: Sarah Webber - 31 North 62 East
2002: Alex - Terminal Error
2013: Assign Bot / Double Mouth - Bee and PuppyCat
2014: Janine - Finders Keepers
2015: Herself - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
1983: Jackson's Girl - The Wicked Lady
2015: Maggie Jaspar - A Dark Reflection
2016: Esmerelda Windield / Grandmother - Little Dead Rotting Hood
2016: Penelope - My Summer Prince
2016: Herself - Award Show Presenter - Unbelievable!!!!!
Katrine - The Order
1993: Herself - Your Guide to Star Trek Generations
2002: Mary - Through the Fire
2017: Felicia Holst - My Christmas Prince
2012: Wicked Queen - A Snow White Christmas: Opening Night
1994: Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation
1978: Harem Girl (uncredited) - The Thief of Bagdad
2018: Alana - 5th Passenger
2018: Winter - The Last Sharknado: It's About Time
2007: Narrator - Protagonist
2018: Gypsy - Once Upon a Winter's Date
2007: Herself - Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier
2013: Vampire Riderz

TV CREDITS:
1999: Family Guy
1994: Gargoyles
1997: Svetlana Markov - Stargate SG-1
2001: Counselor Deanna Troi - Star Trek: Enterprise
2009: Doctor Anna Kleister - Make It or Break It
2003: Threat Matrix
1994: Duckman
1995: Star Trek: Voyager
2000: Girlfriends
2002: Without a Trace
1979: Minder
1984: Hunter
1977: Raffles
1978: Hazell
2009: The Cleveland Show
2009: Three Rivers
1986: Call Me Mister
2003: Orli Elbaz - NCIS
1994: Demona (voice) - Gargoyles
1987: Deanna Troi - Star Trek: The Next Generation
2013: Computer voice - Star Trek Continues
2013: Computer Voice - Star Trek Continues
1984: Lucrezia - Sherlock Holmes
1986: Jane Taylor, MP - Casualty
2018: Marie Granger - Titans
2013: Computer (voice) - Star Trek Continues