Cory Monteith. biography
Cory Allan Michael Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Alberta, Canada to interior decorator Ann McGregor and military soldier Joe Monteith.
After his parents divorced when he was 7-years of age, Corey and his older brother moved to British Columbia with their mother while his father continued serving the military. By the age of 13, Cory turned to marijuana and alcohol to escape his broken home as well as the social obstacles he’d endure in school on a daily basis.
Corey's problems continued to build over the years, leading to him attending 15 different schools and a program for troubled teens before dropping out completely when he was 16-years-old. He soon turned to petty crimes while his drug addiction worsened, but was veered toward the right track when his mother and friends staged an intervention and convinced him to enter rehab at the age of 19. When he emerged from rehab, Cory was a changed young man with the intention to keep himself clean and on the right path, which he proved by earning his high school diploma in 2011.
Corey jumpstarted his acting career with minors roles in several TV programs, including Stargate: Atlantis (2004), Supernatural (2005), Smallville (2005) and Killer Instinct (2005) before making his film debut in the 2006 horror flick Bloody Mary. Corey then landed his first substantial role as Charlie Tanner in the TV series Kyle XY (2006 – 07) around the same he began popping up in more recognizable films such as the horror flick Final Destination 3 (2006), the family comedy Deck the Halls (2006) alongside Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, and the thriller White Noise 2: The Light (2007).
After appearing in the short-lived TV programs Fear Itself (2008) and The Assistants (2009), Cory got his big break when he was cast as Finn Hudson in the hit TV series Glee (2009 – 13). He was an immediate fan favorite due his character’s awkward dance moves, soothing singing voice and sensitive exterior, which ultimately led to him earning the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, followed by three nominations in the same category in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Additionally, Corey’s popularity and acting ability helped him take home the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Comedy Actor and later resulted in a 2012 People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite TV Comedy Actor.
Also during this time, Corey started lending his voice to the animated shows The Simpsons (2010) and The Cleveland Show (2011). He went on to land a substantial role in the romance comedy Monte Carlo (2011) with Selena Gomez, which earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Summer Male Movie Star that same year, prior to landing his first leading role in the comedy Sisters & Brothers (2011).
On July 13, 2013, Corey was found dead in his hotel room at British Columbia’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel at the mere age of 31. According to reports, Corey was scheduled to checkout that day, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and found his lifeless body. Soon after Corey’s death was made public, many reacted to sad news, including Glee executive producers whose statement read, “Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.”
Corey’s last projects include, the dramedy All the Wrong Reasons (2013), the crime drama McCanick (2012) and musical video Glee Live! at Radio City Music Hall (2013).
Corey Monteith Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
2007 – 2007
Prior to becoming famous for his role as Finn, Corey was playing a less substantial role in the MTV series Kaya alongside his co-star Danielle Savre. Rumors that the two might be romantically involved immediately began circulating. However, the two never confirmed the gossip.
2008 – 2010
Corey began dating model Julie Sanderson in 2008, and carried on a two-year relationship before parting ways in 2010, around the time Corey was becoming famous for his role in Glee.
May 2010 – May 2010
After going bowling and hanging out with Taylor Swift on multiple occasions, dating rumors exploded around the nation (and maybe even the world, seeing that it pertains to Swift’s colorful dating life). After weeks of speculations, however, many lost interest.
September 2011 – July 13, 2013
Corey and Lea Michele first caught each other’s attention when they met on the set of Glee in 2009. Seeing that two played each other’s high school sweethearts in the hit series, it came to no surprise when the rising stars began dating in the fall of 2011.
Their relationship went on for around two years with Michele helping him stay clean and even setting up an intervention for him at some point, but came to an abrupt end when Corey was found dead in his hotel room in British Columbia on July 13, 2013.