What is the background of Marina Sirtis, Counselor Deanna Troi on ``Star Trek: The Next Generation'?
Sirtis has an wide acting background in television and stage. But the bulk of her work has taken place in England and Europe, so U.S. viewers aren't that familiar with most of her performances. Born in East London to Greek parents and brought up in North London, Sirtis attended the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama, became a member of the Worthing Repertory Theatre, worked in British television and eventually appeared in repertory companies in England and Europe. Some viewers may remember her in the film ``The Wicked Lady,' starring Faye Dunaway. She recently married musician Michael Lamper.
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