Cori Dioquino is a Filipino-American actor based in NY and DC. She immigrated to the U.S. at the age of four from Pasay City, Philippines and was raised in Laurel, Maryland. Cori began 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 her Bachelor of Science in Theatre Studies and Performance from Towson University.
She worked as a stage actor throughout Maryland and DC, primarily in Baltimore, after receiving her undergrad. She eventually began booking on-camera work and appeared in several indie films as well as regional and national commercials and print ads before she began training and working at McKinnon Acting Studios. Cori guest starred in an episode of Deadly Affairs (2014) as a young, domestically abused mother. In the fall of 2018, Netflix/Marvel released its highly anticipated third season of the popular series Daredevil; Cori appeared in episode 9 as the crime boss Sophia Carter.
Cori is a passionate and dedicated arts integration educator, acting coach and an advocate for stronger AAPI representation 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 Indigenous American stories in the entertainment industry and popular culture. In August of 2018, she co-founded and was elected as a Co-executive Director of the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC) - an organization dedicated to strengthening racial understanding between communities and empowering youth through artistic practice and community engagement.
Cori first began her work as a producer in 2018 when she co-produced her first short film with fellow actress and producer Vanita Kalra. The film called Accountability, which Cori also wrote, is set for release in 2019. In December of 2018, she became one of The Motor House Baltimore’s first Creative Crossroads Producers - helping to launch a new residency program dedicated to creating artistic programs and opportunities for local Baltimore artists. She continues to produce work that represent AAPI Communities and Stories.
Cori is represented by CMA Entertainment in both New York City and Los Angeles. She continues to work as an actor in NYC, Baltimore and DC.