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


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Miko was born in ŁódźPoland, the daughter of actors Grażyna Dyląg and Aleksander Mikołajczak. She grew up in Warsaw, where she studied to be a ballerina. AnAmerican choreographer invited her to study in New York City on a scholarship, and she traveled there with her mother on her 15th birthday.

Miko's American film debut was in Coyote Ugly in 2000. In addition, she appeared in three episodes of HBO's Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Deadwood, and inThe Killers' music video for Mr Brightside. She also appears in the video for The Killers' single "Miss Atomic Bomb", which is related to "Mr Brightside". Miko broke her foot in the process of the video shoot. In 2010, Miko appeared in the big-budget remake Clash of the Titans as Athena. She was also in a supporting role as an acrobat named Raia in the short lived television series The Cape.

Miko supports green politics and keeps a video blog to talk about her current concerns.[1] Miko was ranked #48 on Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2001 list.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Coyote Ugly Cammie American film debut
2001 The Forsaken Megan International title is Vampires of the Desert
2002 "Minimal Knowledge" Renee Also known as "Murder Reincarnated"
2005 Bye Bye Blackbird Alice German title is Adieu, schöner, schwarzer Vogel
The Shore Kaliope Shot on location in Wildwood, New Jersey
2006 Save the Last Dance 2 Sara Johnson Lead Role
Park Krysta Film won Garden State Film Festival "Best Feature Comedy"
The House of Usher Jill Michaelson Directed by Hayley Cloake
2007 Flakes Strawberry Shot on location in New Orleans
Crashing Kristen Written and directed by Gary Walkow
2008 Skip Tracer Ludmila Directed by Stephen Frears
Dark Streets Madelaine Film won Special Jury Prize at CineVegas International Film Festival
2009 Love and Dance Hania Polish title is Kochaj i tańcz
2010 Clash of the Titans Athena Scenes deleted
Double Identity Katrine Originally titled Fake Identity
Repo Timmy Written, Directed, and stars Ben Gourley
2011 Age of Heroes Jensen Starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer
Two Jacks Dana Completed
2013 Make Your Move 3D Tatianna Written and directed by Duane Adler


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Gramercy Park Sophie Mansour Pilot episode only
Mr. Brightside Prostitute/Singer's love interest Music video for The Killers; directed by Sophie Muller
2005 Deadwood Carrie Appeared in three episodes
2011 The Cape Raia Appeared in six episodes
CHAOS Greta Episode "Deep Cover Band"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lena Episode "Russian Brides"
2012 Miss Atomic Bomb Ballerina/Singer's love interest Music video for The Killers; directed by Warren Fu
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