Marina Sirtis Biography
Marina Sirtis is an American actress. She is well known for the Star Trek television series where she featured as Counselor Deanna Troi. Sirtis is of Greek parents Despina and John Sirtis. She grew up in Harringay, North London.
Marina Sirtis Age
Sirtis was born on 29th March 1955 in Hackney, London, England, United Kingdom,
Marina Sirtis’s Net Worth
Sirtis has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars
Marina Sirtis’s Husband
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
Sirtis’s natural accent is Cockney which has adjusted over time and become more Americanized. In the film, Star Trek Sirtis was asked to create an accent described as a mixture of Eastern European and Israeli for her character.
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.
Before her role in Star Trek, she was featured in supporting roles in several films. Sirtis engaged in a whip fight with Dunaway in the 1983 Faye Dunaway film The Wicked Lady. She is cast as a rape victim in the Charles Bronson sequel Death Wish 3. Sirtis also appears as a prostitute who is murdered by a madman in the film Blind Date.
She is also included in other early films in numerous guest-starring roles on British television series. Sirtis was in Raffles in 1977, Who Pays the Ferryman in 1977, Hazell in 1978, Minder in 1979, the Jim Davidson sitcom Up the Elephant and Round the Castle in 1985, and in 1986, The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Marina played Cinzano Bianco television commercial starring Leonard Rossiter and Joan Collins in 1979, in which Collins was splattered with a drink while Sirtis was the flight attendant.
Marina Sirtis’s Character Star Trek
Sirtis plays the role of Counselor Deanna Troi.
Deanna Troi is a half-human, half-Betazoid which allows 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 a trusted advisor to Captain Picard, with a position next to him on the bridge.
In all seven seasons of Star Trek Sirtis appeared: The Next Generation, and her character was developed from a more passive therapist to a tougher Starfleet officer. Sirtis has stated her favorite episode is season six’s “Face of the Enemy”, in which she is kidnapped and surgically altered 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.
Marina 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 wore black-colored contact lenses during Star Trek: The Next Generation’s seven-year run and the subsequent films because her character had black eyes. Her own eyes are light brown. Sirtis usually wore hairpieces for her role as Troi. She was also asked to create an accent (described as a mixture of Eastern European and Israeli) for her character, Sirtis’s natural accent is Cockney which has adjusted over time and become more Americanized.
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).
Sirtis got the chance to do some comedy in Star Trek which she was delighted to do.
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. Sirtis’ Next Generation co-stars, Frakes (as the voice of David Xanatos) Dorn and Spiner also lent their voices to the show. Sirtis voiced the character again for an episode of the unmade animated series Team Atlantis. She starred as a villainous police detective in 1996, in the British made-for-television movie, Gadgetman. 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.
Marina returned to science-fiction television in a number of roles starting with The Outer Limits beginning in 1999. Sirtis appeared in Earth: Final Conflict, originally created by Gene Roddenberry the same year. She 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 the reprisal of her character Deanna Troi on Star Trek: Voyager.
Sirtis made a highly publicized appearance in 2001, on the long-running British hospital drama Casualty. Marina played a politician with controversial views on the National Health Service. She is caught in an explosion when she meets with a man with whom she is having an affair at a hotel. In 2002, Sirtis appeared in the made-for-television movies Terminal Error and Net Games 2003. She also guest-starred in the ABC series Threat Matrix in 2003, playing a biological-weapons scientist from Iraq. In 2004, Sirtis starred in the movie Spectres and she won the best actress award at ShockerFest International Film Festival.
In the Academy Award-winning ensemble film, Crash Sirtis had a minor role as the wife of the Persian shopkeeper. Sirtis played another Middle Eastern role in the series The Closer in 2005. She had a three-episode recurring role on Girlfriends in 2006 as a love match-maker and she guest-starred in Without a Trace. Sirtis starred in the SyFy channel production of Grendel in 2007, where she played Queen Oneal. Independent movies such as Lesser of Three Evils, The Deep Below, and Trade Routes were released. The voice for Matriarch Benezia in the critically acclaimed video game Mass Effect on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC is provided by Sirtis.
Sirtis made a guest appearance in an episode of Casualty’s spin-off show Holby City In 2008. The sci-fi/drama movie Inalienable, written by Star Trek alumnus Walter Koenig, was released the same year. She cited her role as the Deputy Attorney General of the United States stating she is a bad guy and a mean lawyer which she said was fantastic.
Sirtis featured in the direct-to-DVD sequels Green Street 2 and The Grudge 3, which were released in 2009. She was cast as the prime minister’s top aide in the British movie 31 North 62 East which she co-starred and it had a limited theatrical release in the UK. In the first episode of the short-lived hospital drama Three Rivers Sirtis guest-starred. In December 2009 Sirtis returned to SyFy in the disaster movie Annihilation Earth.
Sirtis guest-starred as a Swiss doctor in two episodes of ABC Family’s Make It or Break It In 2010. She announced that she would be providing the voice for comic-book villainess Queen Bee in Young Justice animated series in May 2010. From 2011 Sirtis provided her voice for a number of episodes until its cancellation in 2013. Sirtis guest-starred on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in March 2011. Marina played an Iranian mother who was at the hospital to participate in a medical trial for Alzheimer’s disease.
Fans started a group to lobby for Sirtis to appear on Doctor Who in September 2011. Sirtis acknowledged the group and her desire to be on the show a few weeks later at the Montreal Comiccon.
The vampire movie Speed Demons, in which Sirtis co-starred, was released to pay-per-view services in 2012. Sirtis played a fortune teller in the Castlevania fan-made series posted on YouTube the same year. Sirtis played a recurring role as Director of Mossad on NCIS. She succeeds Eli David (portrayed by Michael Nouri) in her character, Orli Elbaz, and was introduced in the season-10 episode “Berlin”, which aired in April 2013. In early October 2013, the second episode of season 11 was aired where Sirtis subsequently appeared in and in the season 13 finale, “Family First”.
The Enterprise’s computer was voiced by Sirtis in the first episode in the web series Star Trek Continues, “Pilgrim of Eternity” in 2013. She co-starred in the SyFy channel horror movie Finders Keepers In 2014. In 2015 she appeared in the British film A Dark Reflection. Sirtis starred in the Hallmark channel movie My Summer Prince in 2016.
Marina Sirtis Movies
|1983||The Wicked Lady||Jackson’s Girl|
|1985||Death Wish 3||Maria|
|1992||Waxwork II: Lost in Time||Gloria|
|1994||Star Trek Generations||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|1998||Star Trek: Insurrection||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|2002||Star Trek: Nemesis||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|2007||Fist of the Warrior||Mary|
|2007||The Deep Below||Sarah|
|2007||Game of Life||Mrs. Rafiki|
|2009||The Grudge 3||Gretchen|
|2009||31 North 62 East||Sarah Webber|
|2014||Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films||Herself|
|2015||A Dark Reflection||Maggie Jaspar|
|2016||Little Dead Rotting Hood||Esmerelda Winfield / Grandmother|
|2017||The Assassin’s Apprentice||Miranda|
Marina Sirtis TV Shows
|1977||Who Pays the Ferryman?||Ariadne|
|1978||The Thief of Baghdad||Harem Girl||TV film|
|1979||Cinzano commercial||Stewardess||TV commercial|
|1985||Up the Elephant and Round the Castle||Lisa|
|1986||Room at the Bottom||Carla|
|1986||Call Me Mister||Sally|
|1986||The Return of Sherlock Holmes||Lucrezia||Episode: “The Six Napoleons”|
|1987–1994||Star Trek: The Next Generation||Counselor Deanna Troi|
|1988||Reading Rainbow||Herself||Episode: “The Bionic Bunny Show”|
|1990||One Last Chance||Maria||TV film|
|1994||Heaven Help Us||Carolyn Paris|
|1994–1996, 1997||Gargoyles||Demona||Animated series|
|1996||Gadgetman||Detective Inspector Walker||TV film|
|1997||Duckman||Aurora Abromowitz||Animated series|
|1998||Diagnosis: Murder||Mary Ann Eagin|
|1999||Earth: Final Conflict||Sister Margarette|
|1999||The Outer Limits||Olivia ‘Liv’ Kohler||Episode: “The Grell”|
|1999–2000||Star Trek: Voyager||Counselor Deanna Troi||Episodes: “Pathfinder”; “Life Line”; “Inside Man”|
|2000||Stargate SG-1||Dr. Svetlana Markova||Episode: “Watergate”|
|2001||Casualty||Jane Taylor, MP|
|2003||Threat Matrix||Dr. Nabila Hassan|
|2005||Family Guy||Marina Sirtis||Animated series|
|2005||The Closer||Layla Moktari||Episode: “L.A. Woman”|
|2005||Star Trek: Enterprise||Counselor Deanna Troi||Episode: “These Are the Voyages…”|
|2006||Without a Trace||Alexas Soros|
|2007||Grendel||Queen Wealtheow||TV film|
|2008||Holby City||Lucy Simmonds|
|2009||Annihilation Earth||Paxton||TV film|
|2009||The Cleveland Show||Greek Prostitute||Animated series|
|2009||Green Street 2||Veronica Mavis|
|2009||Three Rivers||Layla Rahimi|
|2010||Make It or Break It||Dr. Anna Kleister|
|2010–2013, 2018||Young Justice||L-4 / Queen Bee / Scientist No. 2|
|2011||Grey’s Anatomy||Sonya Amin|
|2013||Star Trek Continues||Computer voice|
|2013||Adventure Time||Samantha||Episode: “The Pit”|
|2013–2016||NCIS||Mossad Director Orli Elbaz||Episodes: “Berlin”, “Past, Present, and Future”, “Family First”|
|2017||Scandal||General Fletcher||Episode: “The Box”|
|2017–present||OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes||Cosma (voice)||Voice role|
|2018||The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time||Winter||Voice role|
|2018||Titans||Marie Granger||Episode: “Hank and Dawn”|
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