JayR Tinaco

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JayR Tinaco
Date of birth 4 January 1991
Place of birth Manila, Philippines
Nationality Australian
Pronouns he/they/she[1]
Gender identity nonbinary
Occupation actor

JayR Tinaco is an Australian actor known for their role in the Netflix series Another Life.[2] He was born in Manila, Philippines, and grew up in Queensland, Australia.[1] Tinaco started a career working in the hospitality industry in Sydney.

In 2009, Tinaco won their first television role performing a trapped student in two episodes of the Australian series Home and Away. Between 2012 and 2015, Tinaco appeared in short films such as Simone Pietro Felice's The Life Again, Samuel Leighton-Dore's Showboy (in which Tinaco portrays a drag queen), and The Wake by Leigh Joel Scott. In 2016, Tinaco appeared in two episodes of the Australian series Rake.[3]

Tinaco moved to Canada to pursue their acting dreams back in early 2017. In September 2018, Tinaco joined Katee Sackhoff, Tyler Hoechlin, Justin Chatwin, Samuel Anderson and Elizabeth Ludlow in the American series Another Life, broadcast in 2019 on Netflix. Tinaco played Zayn Petrossian, the nonbinary military doctor aboard the spaceship Salvare. The same year, Tinaco appeared as a restaurant's host in the Netflix film Always Be My Maybe by Nahnachka Khan.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Leighton-Dore, Samuel (2019-07-31). "Australian actor JayR Tinaco's role in 'Another Life' helped them come out as non-binary". SBS Australia. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 White, Brett (2019-07-26). "Zayn on 'Another Life': Meet JayR Tinaco's Breakout Character". decider.com. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  3. Lang, Nico (2019-09-12). "How Starring in a Netflix Show Helped This Nonbinary Actor Thrive". out.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.Lang, Nico (2019-09-12). "How Starring in a Netflix Show Helped This Nonbinary Actor Thrive". out.com.
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