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I couldn't believe that there wasn't a topic on Izabella so here it is.

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Izabella Anna Mikołajczak (born January 21, 1981), better known as Izabella Miko, is a Polish actress and model.

Miko was born in Łódź, Poland to Grażyna Dyląg and Aleksander Mikołajczak, both of whom were actors. She grew up in Warsaw, where she studied to be a ballerina. An American choreographer invited her to study in New York City on a scholarship, and she travelled there with her mother on her fifteenth birthday.

Three of Miko's best-known roles are Cammie in Coyote Ugly (2000), Carrie in HBO's Deadwood, and as a dancer in The Killers video for Mr Brightside. She also played the role of Sara Johnson in Save The Last Dance 2. Miko was ranked #48 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001.[1]

Izabella Anna Mikołajczak uses the artist name Izabella Miko. She began her career as a ballerina. Izabella Miko moved between Poland and America before launching herself in the Hollywood scene with roles in such well-liked features as Coyote Ugly (2000, playing Cammie) and The Forsaken (2001), and is popular to TV audiences as Carrie in HBO’s “Deadwood” (2005). She also played roles in films like Minimal Knowledge (2002), Bye Bye Blackbird (2005), The Shore (2005) and Steppin’ Up: Save the Last Dance 2 (2006). Miko’s admirers should look forward to her performances in the upcoming The House of Usher, Flakes (2006), Crashing (2006), Park (2006) and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2007).

Izabella Anna Mikołajczak was born on January 21, 1981, to Polish performer parents, Grazyna Dylag and Aleksander Mikołajczak. Wanting to become a ballerina, 7-year-old Izabella attended Chopin Music School in Poland, where she studied ballet, voice, and piano. This young girl was so good that a choreographer invited her to come to New York City on a full scholarship and study at the School of American Ballet when she was 15. After knee and ankle injuries, she moved back to her native country for recovery.

While in Poland, a casting director offered this aimless teenager a part in TV movie Lithuania You’re My Motherland and she received the offer. She soon found a click with acting and then made her way back to America in the mid ‘90s, this time as an actor. Izabella was trained at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

After finishing her acting training, Izabella Miko made her Hollywood debut with a much sought after role in director David McNally’s Coyote Ugly (2000), playing the heartbreaker Cammie. The film was a hit and, as for Miko, she became an instant star. In addition to securing more film roles, she was featured on numerous magazine’s covers and billboards. The musical film also starred Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Tyra Banks, John Goodman and Maria Bello.

The actress’ sophomore effort came in the following year when she was tapped by director J.S. Cardone to star opposite Kerr Smith and Brendan Fehr in the horror movie The Forsaken, as Megan, while in 2002, she was able to add Minimal Knowledge (2002), written and directed by Gregory J. Corrado, to her burgeoning acting resume.

Disappearing from the screen for some time, Izabella Miko returned to make her Hollywood TV acting debut in 2005 with a memorable recurring role, playing Carrie in the HBO western series “Deadwood,” which starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane. The beautiful actress also found herself costarring with hugely accomplished actors Derek Jacobi and Michael Lonsdale in the drama film Bye Bye Blackbird (2005), portraying circus trapeze artist in the early 1900s Alice. Next up for Miko, she was the star of Dionysius Zervos’s The Shore (2005), opposite Lesley Ann Warren and Ben Gazzara.

Izabella Miko recently starred with Jacqueline Bisset in the Kwame Nyanning-written drama Steppin’ Up: Save the Last Dance 2 (2006), and has four more films in productions. She also plays the role of Jill Michaelson in the film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The House of Usher and will be costarring along side Aaron Stanford and Zooey Deschanel in Michael Lehmann’s comedy Flakes (2006) before teaming up with actor Campbell Scott and director-writer Gary Walkow in the drama Crashing (2006). Miko also stars as Krysta in Park (2006), a drama film helmed and written by Kurt Voelker. In 2007 Izabella Miko will play the role of the leader of the elves in The Spiderwick Chronicles.

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Thanks Jopie33 for a thread about my homegirl!

She is great in The Killers' "Mr. Brightside" video.

Btw this video won award in 2005, but I know that Iza played in it since February of this year:D I didn't know about it before!

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