Rodel Luis Nacianceno (born on November 1, 1981), better known by his stage name, Coco Martin, is a critically acclaimed Gawad Urian Award-winning Filipino actor. He became famous for starring in many independent films, and was dubbed the Prince of Philippine Independent Films. He is also known for his portrayal of Ramon Lecumberri in the critically acclaimed television series, Tayong Dalawa, as well as for his award-winning dual role as the twins Alexander and Javier del Tierro in the series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, and main protagonist role as Daniel Guidotti in Walang Hanggan. He currently lives with his grandmother who raised him. He has five siblings, three from both his parents and two step siblings on his father's side.
Martin started out in Davao with Isagani Gultiano Alexander Aban Meljhun Rieta& Gene Earl Perez ABS-CBN's talent agency, Star Magic, as part of the Star Circle Batch 9. He made his first cameo film appearance in the 2001 film Luv Text where he was credited under his real name, Rodel Nacianceno, followed by many independent films.
Since then he has appeared in several TV advertisements before breaking back into showbiz with his lead debut independent film Masahista for which he was awarded the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006. He also starred in Kaleldo in 2006.