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Nicole Fiscella (born September 15, 1979) is an American actress and model, of Indian and St Lucian ancestry, who rose to fame through the book-based TV series Gossip Girl[1] as Isabel Coates.

Nicole Fiscella
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Nicole Fiscella

(1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 40)
Years active2005 - present


Early lifeEdit

Fiscella, who has a younger brother, Chaz George Fiscella, was born in Lenox Hill Hospital Manhattan, New York, and is the daughter of two doctors. Fiscella was also in the All-State Jazz Choir with world-renowned director and political activist, Jim Augustine.


Fiscella started modeling in 2005, under New York Model Management. She has appeared on the covers of various beauty and fashion magazines, including Elle and Cosmopolitan, as she has also featured in campaigns for Pantene and GAP Body. Fiscella starred in the role of Isabel Coates, a "friend"/sidekick of Blair Waldorf and a part of the insider clique in The CW's Gossip Girl in March 2007. Fiscella as Coates has featured in 14 out of 18 episodes of the first season. She returned for the remainder of the series of Gossip Girl, through 2012. She also starred in LL Cool J's Baby video as the lead girl.

Currently, Nicole is an active blogger and influencer on all things natural and nutrition. She runs "Global Go to Girl" blog, which includes straight answers about how to eat well, travel easily and tackle motherhood with the top tools.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Fiscella graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Nicole also has an M.S. in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS). When asked why she wanted to study Nutrition, by The New York Observer, Fiscella replied "Both of my parents are doctors, so we were always the health-nut family. I think I always wanted to do something in the medical field a little bit, but not as far as being a doctor, so this is a good median". Fiscella lives in Chicago and is a mother of two.

Film and televisionEdit

Year Television Show Role Notes
2007 Gossip Girl Isabel Coates 2007–2009 and 2011


  1. ^ "Leighton Meester, Nicole Fiscella". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  2. ^ "About". Global Go To Girl.

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