Marina Sirtis | FEDCON 31
Michael Shanks
21. October 2022
Terry Farrell
31. October 2022

The Star Trek series Picard has certainly sent shivers down the spines of many fans. In addition to leading actor Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis also makes a guest appearance as Counselor Deanna Troi.

Marina Sirtis was born in London, UK. Her Greek parents did not want her to become an actress. When she finished high school she secretly enrolled in the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. After her graduation she worked in theatre and television.

In 1986 Marina moved to Los Angeles in search of a great career. For six months she unsuccessfully auditioned for a variety of roles. As her last 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 could put her plan into action, she received a phone call telling her that she had been given the role of Ship Counselor Troi. This was a happy turn of events for her already decided fate, not only for Marina, but for many Star Trek fans as well, as no one could have played Deanna better and more convincingly than Marina.

In 1992 Marina married Michael Lamper, a guitarist. Her colleagues Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn were her witnesses.

Welcome back to FedCon, Marina Sirtis, who not only once said that TNG was the best experience of her life.

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