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Marina Sirtis Biography
Marina Sirtis is an American actress. She is well known from the Star Trek television series where she featured as Counselor Deanna Troi. She is of Greek parents Despina and John Sirtis. She grew up in Harringay, North London.
Marina Sirtis Age
Marina was born On 29th March 1955 in Hackney, London, England, United KingdoShe is 68 years
Marina Sirtis Net Worth
Marina Sirtis has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars
Sirtis married Michael Lamper in 1992. Lamper who is a rock guitarist by profession, has been Sirtis’ boyfriend for a long time.
Marina Sirtis Accent
Sertis’s natural accent is Cockney which has adjusted overtime and became more Americanized. In the film Star Trek, the creators asked Marina Sirtis to develop an accent for her character that was described as a blend of Eastern European and Israeli accents.
Marina Sirtis Early Career
In 1976, Sirtis started her career as a member of the repertory company at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, West Sussex. Directed by Nic Young, Sirtis appeared as Ophelia in Hamlet and in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw.
The madman in the film Blind Date murders Marina, who appears as a prostitute. Marina also features in various guest-starring roles on British television series during her early career.
Sirtis played Cinzano Bianco television commercial starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins in 1979, in which Collins was splattered with drink where Sirtis was the flight attendant.
Marina Sirtis Character Star Trek
Deanna Troi is a half-human, half-Betazoid which allow her to read the emotions of others. Sirtis’s position on the Enterprise-D is ship’s counselor, looking after the crew’s well-being and serving as trusted advisor to Captain Picard, with a position next to him on the bridge.
Marina Sirtis appeared in all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and her character underwent a transformation from a passive therapist to a tougher Starfleet officer. In season six’s “Face of the Enemy,” her favorite episode, she is kidnapped and undergoes surgical alterations to pose as a Romulan. She states that she got all her brains back, because when you have a cleavage you can’t have brains in Hollywood.
Sirtis became close friends during her time on the show with her co-stars Jonathan Frakes (who played her on-again/off-again lover Commander Riker), Brent Spiner (who played Lieutenant Commander Data) and Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf, also an on-screen love interest) after which the two (Spiner and Dorn) became groomsmen at her wedding.
Sirtis has repeated her character of Troi in the feature films, Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek First Contact (1996), Star Trek Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek Nemesis (2002). She also appeared in Star Trek: Voyager for three episodes toward the end of the series (1999 and 2000) and also in the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise (2005).
Marina Sirtis Other Works
Sirtis returned to the UK to film Star Trek: The Next Generation, during the hiatus between seasons three and four in 1990 to film a drama special for the BBC entitled One Last Chance.
Sirtis appeared in an episode of the short-lived series The Fifth Corner in 1992 and had a cameo in the horror/fantasy movie Waxwork II: Lost in Time. In 1994, after the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Sirtis continued to work regularly. Sirtis’s first role was a departure from previous work, an abused wife in the series Heaven Help Us.
In the animated Disney television series Gargoyles, Sirtis provided the voice of Demona for two seasons starting in 1994. She’s Next Generation co-stars, Frakes (as the voice of David Xanatos) Dorn and Spiner also lent their voices to the show. Marina voiced the character again for an episode of the unmade animated series Team Atlantis.
Sirtis starred as a villainous police detective in 1996, in the British made-for-television movie, Gadget man. Sirtis played a villainess once again when she guest-starred as a race-track owner under investigation due to the death of a driver in Diagnosis: Murder in 1998. In 1999, the independent movie Paradise Lost, with Sirtis in a starring role, was released.
Sirtis returned to science-fiction television in a number of roles starting with The Outer Limits beginning in 1999. Sertis appeared in Earth: Final Conflict, originally created by Gene Roddenberry the same year.
Sertis played a Russian scientist in Stargate SG-1 in 2000. In October 2000 Sirtis was interviewed on the issue of SFX magazine in the UK; the cover stated, “Marina Sirtis is Everywhere”, which also referred to her reprisal of her character Deanna Troi on Star Trek: Voyager.
Marina Sirtis Voice Acting
- Griffin and Sabine audio series (1993) … Sabine
- Gargoyles (1994–97) … Demona
- Mass Effect (Video game) (2007) … Matriarch Benezia
- Young Justice (2010–12, 2018) … Queen Bee
- Pilgrim of Eternity (2013) … Computer (recreation of the Computer from Star Trek: The Original Series)
- Adventure Time (2013) … Samantha (Episode “The Pit”)
- XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Video Game) (2017) … Elena Dragunova
- OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (2017) … Cosma
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