Biography for Marina
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Marina Sirtis was born
to Greek parents, who didn't want her to become an
actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she
secretly applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and
Drama. After her graduation, she worked in musical
theater, repertory and television. In 1986 she moved to
L.A. For 6 months she tried to audition for parts, but
was unsuccessful. Just as she planned to go back home,
she got the part of Counselor Troi in “Star Trek: The
Next Generation. In 1992 she married Michael Lamper, a
She is a big fan of
soccer club Tottenham Hotspur.
She is a big soccer fan
because her little brother, Steve, plays this sport in
After her audition for
the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, Marina felt her
audition was unsuccessful and was just about to jump on
a flight home to London. Only minutes before she did so,
they called back and told her she had gotten the part of
Counsellor Deanna Troi.
Played the stewardess
in the now classic and famous Cinzano Bianco advert
staring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins. You may
remember the end where Rossiter pats the arm of Joan
Collin's seat causing it to suddenly recline and she
ends up throwing the drink her own face. "Ah, getting
your head down. Good idea." he says.
Brent Spiner was a
groomsman at her wedding.
Through the Fire (2002)
sitcom pilot episode written by Marina's best friend,
Michael Dorn, and features Marina. At present, it has
not been sold to a Network.
Wore black colored
contact lenses throughout Star Trek's seven year run and
the films because her character had black eyes. Marina's
eyes are light brown.
conventions in Alberta, Canada at least four times as of
June 2004. She has visited Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton,
Alberta; and Vulcan, Alberta.
Last name is pronounced
"Sir-tay" (June 2004)