Full Name: Izabella Anna Mikolajczak
Born: January 21, 1981, Lodz, Poland
Dating: (and living with) Johnny Podell
Education: American Ballet Asociation in New York
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."
Izabella Miko Biography
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, Youre 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
Park (2006) .... Krysta
Steppin' Up: Save the Last Dance 2 (2006) .... Sarah
Crashing (2006) .... Kristen
Flakes (2006) .... Strawberry
The House of Usher (2005) .... Jill Michaelson
The Shore (2005) .... Kaliope
Bye Bye Blackbird (2005) .... Alice
Minimal Knowledge (2002) .... Renee
... aka Murder Reincarnated (USA: video title)
The Forsaken (2001) .... Megan
... aka The Forsaken: Desert Vampires (Australia: promotional title)
Coyote Ugly (2000) .... Cammie
Kuchnia polska (1991) .... Zuzia Szymanko
... aka Polish Cousine
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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