Coco Austin [Nicole Natalie Marrow] (born March 17, 1979), commonly known as Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, Coco-T, is an American actress, dancer, glamour model and web personality. She is married to rapper-actor Ice-T.
Austin was born in Beverly Hills, California. Her parents were actors who met on the set of Bonanza. Austin also has a younger sister Kristy Williams and a younger brother. As a small child, her brother would mispronounce his sister’s name, saying “Cole Cole” or “Co-co” in place of “Nicole”. Eventually family also began addressing Nicole as Coco. The family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico when she was 10. She grew up as a tomboy, riding quads and playing football. Austin began dancing (jazz, tap and ballet) at the age of six, and was introduced to the stage early by her mother. She was involved in many productions at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.
At 18, Austin began specializing in swimsuit, lingerie and body modeling. She entered in swimsuit competitions and modeled for calendars, catalogs and videos. At 18, she won the 1998 Miss Ujena contest in Mexico. In 2001, Austin worked for Playboy for six months, working their events and parties at the Playboy Mansion. She appeared in low-budget R-rated films, including Southwest Babes (2001), Desert Rose (2002), and The Dirty Monks (2004).
Austin has made guest appearances on TV shows and specials including Hip-Hop Wives, the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
She was featured in a layout in the March 2008 issue of Playboy magazine and had a role in the film Thira (2008). Austin appeared on NBC’s game show Celebrity Family Feud on June 24, 2008 (with winnings donated to charity). She and her husband, rapper-actor Ice-T, competed against Joan and Melissa Rivers.
Ice Loves Coco
Austin and Ice-T star in the reality television series Ice Loves Coco, which premiered on June 12, 2011, on E!.
Austin and rapper-actor Tracy “Ice-T” Marrow were married December 31, 2001 in Las Vegas. Austin and Marrow renewed their wedding vows for their 10th anniversary at a well-publicized event in Hollywood on June 4, 2011.
On an interview to Mediaoutrage.com, Austin confirmed that she has breast implants. On the same interview, she denied the rumors claiming she also has butt implants. She has submitted herself to The Doctors TV show on February 20, 2012 by Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., FACS, for an ultrasound that showed that she did not have implants in her buttocks. On February 29, 2012, ESPNRadio 1000 in Chicago rated Coco the hottest woman on the planet.
Official Site: http://www.cocosworld.com