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 wrote her first short film, Accountability, in the fall of 2017. It was produced in 2018 and shot October of that year. Cori co-starred and co-produced the film with actress and producer Vanita Kalra; it was directed by Stan Kang. It is slated for a 2019 release.
Outside of her performance career, Cori is a 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 the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (BAPAC) - an organization dedicated to to strengthening racial understanding between communities and empowering youth through artistic practice and community engagement.
Cori is represented by CMA Entertainment in both New York City and Los Angeles. She continues to work as an actor in both NYC and DC.