Marina Sirtis (born 29 March 1955) is a British-American actress. She played the role of the human/Betazoid Commander Deanna Troi, ship's counselor, on the television and film series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Marina Sirtis was born in the East End of London, the daughter of working class Greek parents Despina, a tailor's assistant, and John Sirtis. She was brought up in North London and emigrated to the U.S. in 1986, later becoming a naturalised U.S. citizen. She is married to rock guitarist Michael Lamper (21 June 1992-present). Her younger brother, Steve, played football in Greece and played for Columbia University in the early 1980s. She auditioned for drama school against her parents' wishes, ultimately being accepted to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
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