Before she became so passionate about her craft, Jossara Jinaro lived through an ordeal that sounds like something straight out of a movie. Per Soaps, her family left Colombia for the U.S. because her stepfather, who was a diplomat, was held hostage by guerillas. Janeiro was only 16 years old when her career began on the stage in Chicago.
Jinaro was active in a few different charities, including Upward Bound and the Children’s Institute. The mother-of-two clearly loved kids, telling Revista Magazine that teaching math and science classes to middle schoolers before her acting career took off “was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life.” In 2020, she also teamed up with a few stars of the animated film “Coco” to film a PSA thanking kids for staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Jossara was an amazing wife, mother, artist, and friend,” her husband wrote on Facebook. “She had the most beautiful, kind soul and wouldn’t take no for an answer.”
While Jinaro’s life was cut much too short, the actor made sure to make the most of the time that she had. She had an adventurous spirit, telling Revista Magazine, “I’ve ran marathons, been skydiving, zip-lining through the jungle, white-water rafting, and most recently jumped from a cliff down a waterfall in Costa Rica. I usually throw my arms up in the air and scream ‘I did it!’ That’s when I’m most proud.”