'Marina Sirtis' (qv) was born to Greek parents, who didn't want her
to become an actress. As soon as Marina completed high school, she
secretely applied to the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama.
After her graduation, she worked in musical theater, repertory and
television. In 1986 she moved to L.A. For 6 months she tried to
audition for parts, but was unsuccessful. Just as she planned to go
back home, she got the part of Counselor Troi in _"Star Trek: The
Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv). In 1992 she married Michael Lamper,
a rock guitarist.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).