Nicole Natalie Austin, (born March 17, 1979), which usually referred to as Coco Marie, Coco-T and Coco is known, an American actress, dancer, glamor model and web personality. She is married to musician / actor Ice-T.
Austin was born in Palos Verdes, California. Her parents were actors who met on the set of Bonanza. She also has a younger sister (Kristy Williams) and a younger brother. How to express a small child, her brother, his sister’s name wrong, saying, “Cole Cole” or “Co-Co” instead of “Nicole“. Finally, family and friends also began addressing Nicole as Coco. The family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, when she was 10th She grew up playing as a tomboy, riding quads and football.
Coco began to dance (jazz, tap and ballet), at six years old and was introduced early to the stage by her mother. She was in many productions at the Old involved Theater in Albuquerque. She then moved to modeling, and began entering competitions. At 14, she won the Beverly Hills Studio modeling contest looking for their first modeling competition. The first prize was a 20,000 dollar scholarship to the school where her classmates to participate as Jessica Alba and Hilary Swank.
Austin walking down the red carpet.
At 18, Coco began specializing in swimsuit, lingerie and body modeling. She stepped in swimsuit competitions and calendars, books and videos modeled. At 18, she won the 1998 Miss Ujena elections in Mexico.
In 2001, Coco has worked for Playboy for six months to work their events and parties at the Playboy Mansion. She appeared in the low-budget R-rated films, including Southwest Babes (2001), Desert Rose (2002) and The Dirty Monks (2004).
Ice-T and Coco at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In early 2005, she married actor / rapper Ice-T. It is often seen with him at red carpet events. Coco has made guest appearances on various TV shows such as Jamie Kennedy, E! Hip-hop women who Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She was in a layout in the March 2008 issue of Playboy magazine and had a featured role in the film Thira (2008). Coco appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud game on 24 June 2008 (with profits donated to charity). She and her husband, Ice-T, against Joan and Melissa Rivers competed.