ShoPowSho Episode 037: Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino

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Episode 037: We welcome Actor/Writer/Producer, Cori Dioquino! “Unapologetically Asian”, Cori tells her us her unique journey as a Filipino immigrant, finding her passion with arts and entertainment, being a Teaching Artist and the 90s X-men animated series.

ShoPowSho explores FilipinX history and culture along with spotlighting and featuring FilipinX throughout various fields of industry to showcase the amazing contributions FilipinX have provided to our world! Please join me, Kuya P, and my wonderful co-hosts, or as I like to affectionately call them, “The Amazing Ates”: Kataphorric and Viva Valentina!



BIO: Cori Dioquino is a Filipino American actor and writer based in Baltimore and NYC. Her credits include Marvel/Netflix’s Daredevil, CBS’s FBI and New Amsterdam on NBC. She began training as a competitive pianist before switching her focus to theatre while in college. Cori earned her Associate’s degree in Music Performance from Howard Community College and her Bachelor’s in Theatre Studies from Towson University. She continued her theatre training with Robert Epstein’s Acting Studio in Washington DC where she studied Meisner technique. She studied on-camera acting technique at the McKinnon Acting Studio in Hyattsville, Maryland. Cori is also trained in improv and is an experienced devised and immersive theatre artist.

We need to be in each other’s corners, checking each other, making sure that we’re ok. That we’re not doing things that are like not sitting well with our values and principles.

Cori Dioquino

Cori worked as a stage actor throughout Maryland and DC after receiving her undergrad, but soon grew a love for television and film production. She booked several commercials as well as independent film and web series roles before booking her first major television appearance on the third season of Marvel/Netflix’s hit series Daredevil as the crime lord Sophia Carter. Cori was most recently seen on the Season 2 Fall Finale of New Amsterdam as Nurse Eddie. She continues to enjoy performing both on the screen and stage.

Cori is a passionate and outspoken advocate for stronger Filipinx and Asian Pacific Indigenous (API) representation in American arts and entertainment. In 2018, she co-founded the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (APAC). The arts organization’s mission is to use “art of all platforms to ensure that the stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Indigenous Americans are seen, heard and valued”. In 2020, Cori helped launch the national campaign Unapologetically Asian. The campaign, which was a collaboration between APAC and the team behind the national movement #RacismIsAVirus, was created as a response to the growing discrimination towards Asians as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to empower Asian and Asian American communities to change the conversation about belonging in America.

When Cori isn’t acting, producing or writing, she can be found in the classroom as an arts integration educator, using the arts to engage students as they learn core curriculum and empower them to share their stories and actively participate in social change. To learn more about Cori’s work as an arts integration educator or to book her for a residency or seminar, visit her studio website.

Cori is a member of SAG-AFTRA and an Equity Member Candidate.

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