About Marina Sirtis:
Marina was born on the 29th of March, 1955, to Greek parents from the East end of London. Her early years were spent growing up in North London, and hence to becoming an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan.
Marina attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama and, shortly after graduation, became a full-time member of the Worthing Repertory Theater, where she was able to partake in several theatrical roles including the classical Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Her notable roles in theatrical works can be said to have climaxed when she took a lead role in the Star Trek series.
Although known primarily for her role as Deanna Troi in Star Trek : The Next Generation, Marina has been involved in many films and television series, including a role in the situation comedy ‘Up The Elephant and Round the Castle’ with comedian Jim Davidson.
Marina has also had several stage parts, including ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ where she proved to have a superb singing voice.
Marina was first intended for the role of Tasha Yar, but Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry switched her and Denise Crosby around.
Her latest project is a radio play, which is currently under production, though her own recording sessions have now been finished.
During the publicity campaign for First Contact, Marina was the star guest on the BBC’s National Lottery Draw, where she set the draw in progress, watched by various members of the Next Generation team.
Marina is now based in California, where she lives with her rock guitarist husband, whom she met through close friend Anna Turkel.