Born in what was still Communist Poland in January 1981 to accomplished thespian parents, Grazyna Dylag and Aleksander Mikolajczak, Izabella Miko could dance before she could walk. She began to pursue her dream career as a ballerina as soon as it was available to her at the age of 10. Izabella became so accomplished, so quickly, that at the age of 15 she was recruited to come to NY on full scholarship and study at the School of American Ballet. Izabella was on her way to the NYC Ballet and the spotlight of her dreams. However, in 1997 Izabella's body could no longer withstand the rigors of a 7-day a week ballet-training schedule and gave in to vertebrae, knee and ankle injuries. In a blink, Izabella's career as a ballet dancer was over. She found herself 17 years old and wondering what career she would ever find that would emblaze her soul the same way dance did. It didn't take long for destiny to reveal its new and improved plan for Izabella Miko. While freshly back in Warsaw and recovering, a casting director who was working with Izabella's parents asked if Izabella would play a part in a TV movie "Lithuania You're My Motherland".
From the first moment in front of the cameras, Izabella was hooked. Her calling to act rang so loudly in her heart that it was unmistakable and made so much sense out of what was up until that moment a confusing disappointment. Once bitten by the acting bug, and never a lady to do anything only half way, shortly before her 18th birthday, Izabella was headed back to America only this time, as an actor. She immediately began training at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and laying the groundwork for a successful career as an actor. Sewn instantly into the hearts of everyone she meets, it didn't take long before the business urged Izabella to become a bi-coastal performer. She came out to LA just after she turned 18 and from a short and magical series of events landed a much sought after role in "Jerry Bruckheimer's" Coyote Ugly (2000) playing the heartbreaker "Cammie" Izabella's role in the film put her on the fast track in Hollywood not to mention a slew of magazine covers and billboards as well!