Nicole Natalie Marrow (Tarzana, California, March 17, 1979) is an American actress, dancer, and model. She is married to rapper Ice-T. She is also known as Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, or Coco-T.
Nicole Natalie Marrow is the real name of Coco Austin.
|Name||Nicole Natalie Marrow|
|Born||March 17, 1979|
|Birthplace||Tarzana, California, U.S.|
|Nickname||Coco Austin, Coco, Coco Marie Austin, Coco Marie, or Coco-T|
|Profession||Actress, Dancer, and Model|
Austin was born in Tarzana, but grew up and raised in Palos Verdes, California. His parents, of Serbian origin, were actors, who met in the studios where the hit television series “Bonanza” was being recorded. He has four siblings, three boys and a girl, Kristy Williams, who mispronounced his name as a child, calling it “Cole Cole” or “Co-Co”. In the end, her entire family ended up calling her Coco, instead of Nicole. At the age of six, her mother introduced her to the artistic world, beginning to dance jazz, tap, and ballet.
When Austin was a teenager, he moved with his mother and sister to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he began his modeling career. During his stay in Albuquerque he participated in many plays at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.
FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS
Austin was married to Mike Williams from 1999 to 2001.
Austin and rapper-actor Tracy “Ice-T” Marrow were married in January 2002. They renewed their vows in Hollywood on June 4, 2011. In 2006, the couple made their home in a penthouse apartment they owned in North Bergen, New Jersey. In 2012, they began building a five-bedroom house in Edgewater, New Jersey, which was expected to be completed by the end of that year. The couple eventually moved into the home during 2018 and 2019.
The couple had a daughter on November 28, 2015.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONS
At the age of 18, Austin began modeling in swimsuits and underwear.
She entered swimsuit competitions and modeled for calendars, catalogs, and videos.
At age 18, she won the 1998 Miss Ujena pageant in Mexico. In 2001, Austin worked for Playboy for six months, appearing at events and parties at the Playboy Mansion.
He has worked on low-budget, R-rated films, including Southwest Babes (2001), Desert Rose (2002), and The Dirty Monks (2004).
Austin has made appearances on television shows and specials including Hip-Hop Wives, Comedy Central’s 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 also appeared in a March 2008 Playboy magazine feature and had a role in the film Thira (2008). Austin appeared on the popular NBC show Celebrity Family Feud on June 24, 2008 (with prizes donated to charity).
She and her husband, rapper and actor Ice-T, competed against Joan and Melissa Rivers.
COCO AUSTIN INCOME / NET WORTH
Coco Austin has a net worth of $15 million.
Although Nicole is a successful figure in the entertainment industry, she is perhaps best known as the wife of Ice-T, the famous American rapper.
When combined with his fortune, Nicole’s net worth is theoretically much higher.
FACTS ABOUT COCO AUSTIN
- Coco was born in California but moved to New Mexico with her family when she was 10.
- Her younger brother wasn’t able to pronounce her name properly and instead of saying Nicole he would say Coco. Eventually her family and friends began to call her Coco as well.
- Coco isn’t dependent on her husband for money. She’s had success of her own.
- Coco also has her own fashion line. Licious was launched in 2009 and features clothing designed for ladies who have curves or are well-endowed. It has since transformed into a lingerie line.
- While Coco and Ice-T seem to be on the same level, there is actually a huge age difference between the two. Ice-T is twenty years older than Coco.
- he appeared in the magazine in 2008 showing off her toned body and model poses.
- She wont the Miss Ujena Contest in Mexico in 1998.
COCO AUSTIN BACKLASH OVER TIKTOK DANCE
Coco Austin received backlash after she posted a TikTok video showing her dancing with her 7-year-old daughter Chanel.
In the post shared on her social media account, the mother-daughter duo dance to a remix of the Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow,” and Chanel grabs her mother’s thigh and slaps it.
“Chanel always makes me do these weird dances I just go with it,” Austin, 44, wrote in the caption. “I stole this from her phone to show you. Lol. #mommydaughter #dynamicduo #trending #follow.”
And while the vast majority of her comments were positive, a good number of fans called the video “inappropriate.”