Born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico, Córdova joined his high school drama club at 15 and, soon after, began acting in commercials, Tv shows, and movies. In 2006, he moved to New York City (where he currently lives) and began studying acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Since then, Córdova has appeared in a number of successful television dramas and movies including In the Blood (2014) and Mary Queen of Scots (2018), where he appeared as David Rizzio, a close confidant of the queen.
More recently, Córdova appeared in Berlin Station, The Mandalorian, and The Undoing television series. Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power is set to be released on Amazon Prime in September.