Lamara Strijdhaftig was born in Hoorn, Netherlands. In 2012, she was part of the dance-theater company Don't Hit Mama and performed in various theaters such as Koningklijk Theater Carré and the Het Nieuwe DeLamar Theater. She graduated from the PACT College in Amsterdam as a professional all-around dancer in 2016 and also worked as a commercial model, participating in photoshoots and commercials for brands like Nike, Afterpay, and Philips.

In 2019, she was accepted at the renowned acting school Film Actors Academy Amsterdam (faaam), where she studied Camera Acting. 

Last summer, Bon Bini Holland 3 was released, in which she played the lead role alongside Jandino Asporaat and Tygo Gernandt. Recently, she traveled abroad to shoot her first role in an American film, where the lead roles are played by Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Additionally, she recently won the award for 'Best Actress' at the 48Hour Film Festival Rotterdam with the film 'Queen's Day' and has a significant role in the new romantic comedy 'Expeditie Cupido'.