Attended Arvida Middle School in Miami, Florida.
When she hosted the show Control (1994), Cote went by the name "Maria Jose de Pablo".
Sings a song on "NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack" called "Temptation.".
She has a slit in her left earlobe from a childhood accident. She caught her earring on a pillowcase. (TV Guide interview).
Her mother lives in Chile. Her sister lives in New York. Her father and brother live in Miami. Cote lives in LA.