Marina Sirtis joins the CCON | COMIC CON STUTTGART in the role of Counselor Deanna Troi as a popular crew member of the USS Enterprise D from Star Trek – The Next Generation.
Marina was born in London, Great Britain. Her Greek parents didn’t want her to be an actress. When she finished high school, she secretly enrolled at the “Guild Hall School of Music and Drama”. After graduating, she worked in theatre and television.
In 1986 Marina Sirtis moved to Los Angeles in search of her great career. For six months she auditioned unsuccessfully for various roles. As a final attempt, she applied for the role of Tasha Yar in Star Trek – The Next Generation, but felt that her audition was not successful and decided to return to London immediately. Shortly before she was able to put her plan into practice, she received a phone call informing her that she had been given the role of Ship Counselor Troi. This was a happy turn of fate, not only for Marina but also for many Star Trek fans, because nobody could have played Deanna better and more convincing than Marina. In the following series Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise she continued this role in several guest appearances and you can also see the likeable actress in many other film and TV roles.
In 1992 Marina married rock guitarist Michael Lamper. Her Star Trek colleagues Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn were witnesses.