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Izabella Miko

Actress / Model (person) / Film Producer / Film Actress | * 01/21/1981 (40) | Lódz, Lódzkie (Poland)
Izabella Miko (born Izabella Anna Mikołajczak; 21 January 1981) is a Polish-American actress, dancer, film producer, and environmental activist. She is best known for starring in the film Coyote Ugly and the music videos "Mr. Brightside" and "Miss Atomic Bomb" by The Killers. While a dance student in Poland, Miko was recruited to study at the New York City Ballet at age 15 and later studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. She made her American film debut in Coyote Ugly (2000), followed by a starring part in the vampire thriller The Forsaken (2001). Miko has also had recurring roles on the television series Deadwood, The Cape, and Chicago Fire, in addition to roles in dance films such as Save the Last Dance 2 (2006), Make Your Move ()
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€?Born to a pair of Polish actors, Grazyna Dylag and Aleksander Mikolajczak, Izabella Anna Mikolajczak made her first appearance in Lodz, Poland on January 21, 1981 at 3:15 a.m. When she was ten years old she auditioned for the National Ballet School in Warsaw. At the age of 14 Izabella left Warsaw for Biennale to study ballet in a summer workshop, where an American choreographer discovered her, and invited her to NYC to study ballet on a scholarship. On her fifteenth birthday Izabella left Warsaw, Poland, for New York, New York. Izabella auditioned for the highly acclaimed SAB (School of American Ballet) and, soon after her acceptance, moved into the SAB dormitory. After two and one-half years at the SAB Izabella suffered an injury to her vertebrae. She quit dancing and returned to Poland. Casting directors calling with jobs for her parents offered Izabella a role in a silent made for television movie called Lithuania You Are My Motherland directed by Tadeusz Bystram. The movie was shot on location in Poland, Russia and Lithuania. Izabella rejoiced. Acting filled the void that dancing had left behind. Izabella studied acting at Strassberg and began modeling with Q models, but acting lessons and modeling does not an actor make. To act one needs an agent and agents live in LA. Once in the City of Angels, Izabella became a prisoner of public transportation and her snickers, walking to almost all of her appointments. While in Los Angeles She began to work unofficially with a huge agent, this in turn led to her first audition for Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly. Slew of films followed in years ahead, utilizing Izabella's "all or nothing" attitude. Izabella lives in Los Angeles and New York respectively.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Movies with Izabella Miko as Actress(24)

as "Futro"2019 Futro z misia
as Cassie2018 The Rake
as Gloria2016 The Frontier
as Alexa2014 Step Up All In
as Aphrodite2014 The Mundane Goddess
as Teagan2014 Starving in Suburbia
as Tatiana2013 Make Your Move
as Dana2012 2 Jacks
as Jensen2011 Age of Heroes
as Timmy2010 Repo
as Athena2010 Clash of the Titans
as Katrine2009 Double Identity
as Hania2009 Love and Dance
as Madelaine2008 Dark Streets
as Kristen2007 Crashing
as Jill Michaelson2007 The House of Usher
as Strawberry2007 Flakes
as Krysta2006 Park
as Sara Johnson2006 Save the Last Dance 2
as Alice2005 Bye Bye Blackbird
as Megan2001 The Forsaken
as Cammie2000 Coyote Ugly
as The Girl with Matches1988 Mr. Blot in Space

TV Shows/Series with Izabella Miko as Actress(12)

as Helen Hirsch2020 Hunters
as Yulia2017 The Mick
as Sonia Balasevic2014 Scorpion
as Mary Kathleen2012 Anger Management
as Raia2011 The Cape
as Milena2010 Blue Bloods
as Michelle Boucher2009 NCIS: Los Angeles
as Olivia2005 Supernatural
as Galina Kadlec2005 Criminal Minds

Movies with Izabella Miko as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2014 Desert Dancer

Additional Information

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Full Name: Izabella Miko
Born: Wednesday, 01/21 1981 (January) in Lódz, Lódzkie (Poland) (current age: 40 years + 276 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: School of American Ballet
Izabella Miko frequently works together with these people:
Sera Gamble (6x, Crew)
Eric Kripke (5x, Crew)
John Shiban (5x, Crew)
Jeremy Carver (5x, Crew)
Philip Sgriccia (5x, Crew)
Ben Edlund (5x, Crew)
Rick Dunkle (5x, Crew)
Andrew Dabb (5x, Crew)
Duane Adler (4x, Crew)
Raphael Sbarge (4x, Actor)
Michał Milowicz (4x, Cast)
Daniel Loflin (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1019, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 10/02/2021