Coco Austin (born Nicole Natalie Austin on March 17, 1979 in Palos Verdes, California) is an American actress, model and television personality. Coco’s parents were actors who met while on the set of the television series, Bonanza. Nicole is the oldest of five children, and her younger sister would mispronounce her name, calling her “CoCo.” Eventually, her family started to call her that. She and her family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico when she was 10-years-old. At 14, Coco began specializing in swimsuit, lingerie and body modeling. She entered swimsuit competitions and modeled for calendars and videos. At 18, she won the 1998 Miss Ujena Contest in Mexico. At 22, she worked for Playboy, working their events and parties at the Playboy Mansion. In addition to modeling, she began acting, with small roles in low-budget films Southwest Babes, Desert Rose and The Dirty Monks. She was featured in the March 2008 issue of Playboy and the film, Thira. In 2012, she replaced fellow Playmate, Holly Madison, in the role of Bo Peep in the Las Vegas review, Peepshow. From 2011 to 2014, Coco starred with her husband, Ice-T, in the E! reality television series, Ice Loves Coco.
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Coco Austin is best known as a model and as a reality television personality.
Coco grew up as a tomboy, riding quads and playing football. She began dancing at the age of 6. Coco and Ice-T were married in 2001 and the couple renewed their vows on their 10th wedding anniversary. In July 2015, Coco and Ice announced that they were expecting their first child together.