Full Name: Izabella Anna Mikolajczak
Birth Date: January 21, 1981
Birth Place: Lodz, Poland
Quote: "They don't have bars like this in Poland. It was so hard for me to describe to my mom what it was all about. She was like, 'What do you mean you dance on the bar?' She had no idea. 'Are you a stripper?' I'm like, 'No, Mom, I'm not playing a stripper!' She finally got it after seeing the trailer, which is running in Poland. But I'm not worried about her seeing the movie; in fact, she came to the premiere."
From the age of 7 Izabella studied ballet, voice, and piano at the chopin music school in her native Poland before being recruited by a choreographer at age 14 to move to the United States and join the School of American Ballet. She also attended the new york city ballet and the Lee Strasberg Institute.
When a back injury put an end to her professional dancing days, Izabella briefly moved back to her homeland and appeared in numerous Polish films, including the comedy Lithuania, You’re My Motherland.
She moved back to the United States a year and a half ago, getting into both acting and modelling. She has worked such renowned photographers as David LaChapelle, Maneulla Pavesi, and Ellen Von Unwerth. Her first american feature film was Coyote Ugly.
Izabella Miko Filmography
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
Repo (2007) .... Timmy
Dark Streets (2007) .... Madelaine
Flakes (2007) .... Strawberry
Crashing (2007) .... Kristen
Save the Last Dance 2 (2006) .... Sara Johnson
The House of Usher (2006) .... Jill Michaelson
Park (2006) .... Krysta
The Shore (2005) .... Kaliope
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005) .... Alice
"Deadwood" .... Carrie (3 episodes, 2005)
Gramercy Park (2004) (TV Movie) .... Sophie Mansour
Minimal Knowledge (2002) .... Renee
-- aka Murder Reincarnated
The Forsaken (2001) .... Megan
-- aka The Forsaken: Desert Vampires
Coyote Ugly (2000) .... Cammie
"Kuchnia polska" (1993) (TV Mini Series) .... Zuzia Szymanko
-- aka Poolse keuken, De (Belgium)
Niech zyje milosc (1991) .... Daughter
-- aka Long Live Love
Pan Kleks w kosmosie (1989) .... The Girl with the Matches
-- aka Mr. Kleks in Space
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