Coco Martin (born Rodel Nacianceno) started out in showbiz as one of the members of Star Magic's Star Circle Batch 9 in ABS-CBN.
Martin's first cameo film appearance was in the 2001 film Luv Txt starring Judy Ann Santos, where he was credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno. After that he took a brief hiatus in acting.
Since then he has appeared in several TV advertisements before breaking back into showbiz with his lead debut film Masahista (Masseur) which won him the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006.
Early in 2007, Martin joined GMA Network, and appeared in several GMA TV shows starting with Daisy Siete. He also became a member of the boy-group The Studs. Martin was also seen in independent gay-oriented films Daybreak and Jay.
In 2008, Martin returned to ABS-CBN and was cast in Ligaw na Bulaklak as one of the regular members. He also starred in the drama series Tayong Dalawa where he won the Best Drama Actor in the 2009 Star Awards for Television. After Tayong Dalawa, he also starred in the afternoon soap opera titled Nagsimula sa Puso.
In 2010, he became part of the cast of ABS-CBN's primetime drama, Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo and had his leading role via Tonyong Bayawak. He also star in his first mainstream film Sa 'yo Lamang and also part of primetime series, 1DOL.