Tamara Stronach is a dancer and choreographer who has also worked as an actress.Stronach was born in Tehran, Iran to Scottish and Israeli parents. Her father, David Stronach, is a renowned archeologist of ruins of Ancient Persia (modern-day Iran) and a professor at UC Berkeley. Her family fled during the Iranian Revolution. Stronach made her acting debut as "The Childlike Empress" in The Neverending Story (1984), a film adaptation of the noveI Die Unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story) by Michael Ende. She has not since had many known acting roles; she has recently explained that her parents preferred that she not further pursue acting to avoid the possible dangers many child actors in both movies and television sometimes encounter. She has nevertheless since acted in Chambre at La Ma Ma, and she has further studied acting with Laura Esterman. She also released a single LP around the same time as The Neverending Story entitled Tami Stronach - Fairy Queen. The songs on the album are called "Fairy Queen" and "Riding On a Rainbow."Since the days of her childhood role, she has become a member of a well-respected dance troupe, the Neta Dance Company, joining them in 1996. She has also choreographed and performed her own works, including "The Maid and the Marmalade" and "Contain yourself, darling." While her own work has typically been performed in New York City, she has begun more recently to take this abroad, such as with a tour of Australia in July 2006.