Marina Sirtis is a British-American actress as well as a voice actress. She got wide recognition from her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. With the same role, she has appeared in all four Star Trek feature films, as well as the Star Trek franchise.
Furthermore, the actress joined the film industry against her parent’s will and attended Guidhall School of Music and Drama. As a result, we can see that she has a successful career in the entertainment industry. On the other hand, her successful private life came to halt when her husband Michael Lamper passed away in his sleep on 7 December 2019. However, she has continued her work and recently reprised her role in the Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Caption: The British-American actress, Marina Sirtis.
Source: The Times
Marina Sirtis: Bio, Family, Career
Sirtis was born on 29 March 1955 in Hackney, London, England. She was born as the daughter of working-class Greek parents, Despina, a tailor’s assistant, and John Sirtis. She has not provided information on her siblings. Regarding her education, she joined Guildhall School of Music and Drama while she was still in secondary school. In 1976, she graduated from the school and joined the Connaught Theatre. In addition, she had an eating disorder for 20 years, due to the trauma of an assault that she suffered when she was three years old. She emigrated to the United States and later became a naturalized US citizen in 1986.
She started her career at the Connaught Theatre, Worthing as its member of the repertory company in 1976. After that, she appeared in supporting roles in several films and dramas. Her early dramas include 1977 ‘Raffles’, 1978 ‘Hazell’, 1979 ‘Minder’, and 1986 ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’. However, she got her big break when she cast in the hit series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ in 1986. Further, she has reprised her role of Counselor Deanna Troi in ‘Star Trek’ Franchise.
She has joined the 1996 British made-for-television movie ‘Gadgetman’ as a villainous police detective. Besides dramas and series, she has given her voice to many animated series and video games. It includes 1993 ‘Griffi and Sabine’, 2007 ‘Mass Effect’, 2013 ‘Adventure Time’, and 2018 ‘Elite: Dangerous’, many more.
Marina Sirtis: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to her personal life, she currently is a widow after her husband Michael died in 2019. Michael was an American rock guitarist and musician. Further, he has portrayed an Acamarian gatherer in the Star Trek: The Next Generation third season episode “The Vengeance Factor”. Though she has not revealed much information on her dating history, she and Michael married on 21 June 1992.
Their wedding held in a lavish ceremony attended by a famous personality, friends, and family. Since then they were together and no details of their involvement in extra affairs or domestic violence. Moreover, the couple didn’t produce any children from their decades of the marriage relationship. Unfortunately, Michael passed away at the age of 61 on 7 December 2019 in his sleep.
Caption: Marina Sirtis and husband Michael Lamper
Marina Sirtis: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Her net worth has an estimation of around $6 million from her career in the entertainment industry. Her main source of income comes from her acting career.
She has a personal but unverified Instagram account @the_real_marina_sirtis with 15.5k followers. On Twitter, she has a verified account @Marina_Sirtis with 326k followers. She goes by an unverified Facebook account with more than 33.3k followers.
Marina Sirtis: Body Measurements
The gorgeous actress has an hourglass body figure that measures 37-27-36 inches of chest, waist, and hips respectively. Her slim body build stands to a height of 5 feet 2 inches or 1.60 meters and weighs 58 kg. She has light brown eyes color with dark brown hair color.