Cori is a Filipino-American television, film and theater actor based in NY. She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of four from Pasay City, Philippines and was raised in Laurel, Maryland. Cori began her performance career training as a competitive pianist before switching her focus to theater in college. She earned her Associate of Arts in Music from Howard Community College and continued her performing arts education at Towson University, where she earned her Bachelor's in Theater Studies and Performance.
Cori recently finished shooting an episode for a popular television series set in New York City. It is scheduled to air in the fall of 2018. She also appeared in Season 2 of Investigation Discovery's popular docu-drama series Deadly Affairs as Summer Lang, a domestically abused wife.
Outside of her performance career, Cori is a dedicated arts integration educator, acting coach and an advocate for stronger representation of Asian and Pacific Americans in the arts. In 2017, she launched a blog called I Am Not A Ninja, which addresses the misrepresentation and lack of Asian and Pacific Americans in the entertainment industry and popular culture. In August of 2018, she co-founded the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC) - an organization dedicated to empowering AAPI artists, youth and communities and re-contextualizing the Asian and Pacific Indigenous experience in America.
Cori is represented by CMA Entertainment in both New York City and Los Angeles. She continues to work as both actor and educator. Currently, she is working on a short film to be produced later in 2018.