Jossara Jinaro Dead at 48
According to a message on her Facebook page by her husband, Matt Bogado, Jossara Jinaro, a seasoned television actress, filmmaker, producer, and SAG activist, died of cancer on April 27.
“It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the death of my wife, Jossara Jinaro, on April 27, 2022. Jossara fought cancer heroically and returned home to be surrounded by her family. Jossara was a wonderful mother, wife, artist, and friend. She was a wonderful, compassionate person who wouldn’t say no to anything. She was still battling even in her final moments. She is finally at peace and will be remembered for the rest of her life. Myself, Liam, and Emrys will miss her terribly, but we know she will always be with us in our hearts, guiding us on our journey.”
Bogado added that a public memorial service will be held in the Bay Area at some point.
Jinaro had a long Hollyood career, appearing in various drama series, including “ER” (NBC, 1994-2009), “Judging Amy” (CBS, 1999-2005) and “Strong Medicine” (Lifetime, 1999-2005).
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she grew up in Colombia as the adopted daughter of a diplomat. When her step-father was held hostage by guerillas, the family moved to the US.
Leaving home at age 16, she moved to Chicago and quickly signed with her first agent, who got her involved in stage work. Her powerful presence led another agent to suggest a move to Los Angeles, where she soon went to work with Columbia Tri-Star to play Virginia Bustos in the Alma-nominated sitcom “Viva Vegas.”
She made her television debut on as a recurring on “Judging Amy” as Cheech Marin’s daughter, then segued to “ER.”
Her role on “Passions” was nominated for a 2006 GLAAD award. She went back to Colombia in 2009 to work on the Novela “La Bella Ceci y El Imprudente,” then returned to Hollywood for the series “East Los High.” .
Jinaro began producing her own short films, expanding into a feature that was accepted into Panavision’s new filmmaker’s program. She’s made the film festival rounds with Desert Road Kill which garnered her a Best Supporting Actress award.
Her film resume includes Devil’s Rejects, a Rob Zombie film, Havoc, with Anne Hathaway, TenTricks with Leah Thompson, Fly Boys, with Stephen Baldwin, Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center, with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, and recently in Lion Gate’s urban hip-hop movie Go For It!
Jossara Jinaro Dead at 48 Jossara Jinaro Dead at 48