Jinaro, Jossara 1978–

views updated

JINARO, Jossara 1978–


Born October 15, 1978, in NY. Education: Columbia College, B.F.A., musical theatre performance.

Addresses: Agent—McCabe Justice, 8285 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actress and producer. Also worked as a singer, dancer, and model; appeared in television commercials for McDonald's, Dodge, and Midas; Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), executive director; worked with Children's Institute, Upward Bound, and Special Service for Groups; also worked as a sixth grade math and science teacher in Los Angeles, CA.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: ALMA nomination, for Viva Vegas.


Film Appearances:

Cheyenne, Ghetto Rhapsody, The Asylum, 2001.

Rosetta, Collateral Damage, Warner Bros., 2002.

Hector's girlfriend, Havoc, MDP Worldwide, 2004.

Voice, Spanglish, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2004.

Felicitas, Fly Boys, 2004.

Maria, The Devil's Rejects, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Also appeared in The Take; No soldia; GB2525.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Man On Fire, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Appeared as Virginia Bustos, Viva Vegas.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Appeared in What about Us.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Felice Ramirez, "Wednesday Night Fever," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2001.

Courtney Messina, "Baggage Claim," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Courtney Messina, "The Quick and the Dead," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Courtney Messina, "My Little Runaway," Judging Amy, CBS, 2004.

Also appeared in Reyes y Rye, Telemundo; Placas, Telemundo; Mejor amigos, Telemundo; Tales from the East Side, Digital Entertainment Network.

Television Work; Series:

Additional voices, American Family, PBS, 2002.

Television Work; Pilots:

Coproduced What about Us.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Dark Rapture, American Conservatory Theatre; as Sor Juana, The Nun and the Countess, Macha Theatre; Blue, Beirut, The Ventura Court Theatre; Mariana and magic girl, Ten Tricks, Elephant Asylum; Barbara, Puppies with a Dark Gaze, Theatre of Hope; Leonardo's wife, Blood Wedding, Ventura Court Theatre; Spider Woman, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Frida Kahlo Theatre, Los Angeles; Antonia, Mexico, and Victoria, Veteranos, Brown Hat Productions; Elena, Paquito's Christmas, Doolittle Theatre; Elisa and Nadia, Triloquia, Frida Kahlo Theatre; Cristina and Paula, Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo Theatre; Junior, Shame on the Moon, Ivy Theatre Company; Michelle, Dirt, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA; Renee, Dark Rapture, American Conservatory Theatre; Bianca, Fool for Kool, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts; Vicky, Santos y Santos, Teatre Vista, Chicago, IL; Velma Kelly, Chicago, Columbia Mainstage; The shrimp, Lady from Maxim's, Columbia Mainstage; Felicia, Raft of the Medusa, York Arena; Michelle, Dreamgirls, Shaw Mainstage; Victoria, The Trip, York Arena; Mattie Campbell, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Shaw Mainstage; Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, York Arena; Little Nun, House of Blue Leaves, Kalamazoo Civic.