Nicole Natalie Marrow commonly known as Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, and Coco-T, is an American actress, dancer, glamour model, and web personality. She has been married to rapper-actor Ice-T since January 2002.
At 18, Austin began specializing in swimsuit, lingerie, and body modeling, for calendars, catalogs, and videos. In 1997, she appeared on her first magazine cover for Swimwear Illustrated. She won the 1998 Miss Ujena contest in Mexico. In 2001, Austin began working 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, RuPaul’s Drag Race 5, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Dr. Oz Show, 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 (a.k.a. Santorini Blue, which co-starred her husband). 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. Austin played the lead role of Bo Peep in the Las Vegas revue Peepshow from December 2012 to September 1, 2013, replacing Holly Madison in the role.
Austin and Ice-T star in the reality television series Ice Loves Coco, which premiered on June 12, 2011, on E!. The show ran for three seasons, and ended in February 2014. After the show’s cancellation, tabloids reported that Austin and her husband were preparing to launch another reality series under Ryan Seacrest’s production company. She also made an appearance in rapper Lil’ Kim’s music video for her single “Go Awff” in 2019.