Marina Sirtis (Born March 29, 1955, age 57) is the actress best known for playing Counselor Deanna Trio on Star Trek: The Next Generation. She gives credit to the Star Trek television and movie series for bringing her a following of fans that can never be rivaled. Several costumes worn by Sirtis on Star Trek were sold off on ‘It’s a Wrap’ sale and aution on eBay, including her evening dress from the episode “Man of the People” and her flashback costume from the episode “Violation”. She occasionally attends Star Trek conventions so that her loving fans can meet her, and she can meet the fans.
So who is Marina Sirtis?
Sirits was born in London, England to Greek parents who did not want her to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama secretly. After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and television. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California. For six months, she auditioned for parts but was unsuccessful. Just before she planned to go back home, she got the part of Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Jackpot)
Life after Star Trek?
In 2000, Sirtis appeared on Stargate SG-1. In 2003, she guest-starred on The Closer. In 2006, Sirtis had a recurring role on the series Girlfriends, which also starred Star Trek: Enterprise guest actress Golden Brooks. Also that year, Sirtis was seen on Without a Trace, playing the mother of a missing high school basketball star.
In 2007, Sirtis and Star Trek actor Ben Crossboth had supporting roles in the original movie Grendel, on the Sci-Fi Channel. Also in 2007, Sirtis and her TNG castmates (Patrick, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton, and Denise Crosby) all voiced themselves in the “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven” episode of Family Guy. Sirtis previously voiced Counselor Troi for another Family Guy episode “Peter’s Got Woods”, but her segment was cut and replaced by a different TNG segment.
In 2009, Sirtis guest-starred on the short-lived CBS series Three Rivers. She has most recently been seen in the ABC Family series Make It or Break It. She guest starred on a 2011 episode of Grey’s Anatomy
From 2010 to currently, Sirtis plays the ‘Queen Bee’ in the television series Young Justice.