5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
- I sold batteries on Times Square to make money to buy point shoes
- I've been a vegan since October 2011 and have never felt better. I did it for ethical and spiritual reasons, but my health greatly benefited
- I meditate every single day. I talk to my plants in my garden
- I am a master of silver linings and the happiest person I know.
- I have an eco luxury body candle line called EkoMiko Candles
Izabella Miko- The Artist
Izabella has been an artist her whole life. She's an accomplished actress, dancer and a producer-"Coyote Ugly"; "Clash of The Titans"; "Deadwood"; or this year's "Step Up; All In" (visit www.izabellamiko.com to learn more about her work) Her artwork is an expression of her passion for conscious living and desire to spread positive energy, Love and Light into the world. Read her artist's statement here...
Born in Communist Poland Izabella could dance before she could walk. At age of 15 she was recruited to study on a full scholarship at the School of American Ballet in NYC, where she moved on her own. After 3 years a back injury forced her to seek another dream. It seemed acting filled the same spot in her heart as dancing did and after her first audition she landed a much sought after role in Jerry Bruckheimer's “Coyote Ugly” . Izabella's role in the film put her on the fast track in Hollywood, and a slew of magazine covers and billboards. She followed her debut with numerous roles, often showing off her dancing skills like in Paramount’s “Save the Last Dance 2” or “Dark Streets”, as well as her arial arts skills in “Bye Bye Blackbird“ and in the NBC’s superhero drama series “The Cape”. Izabella played the love interest opposite Brandon Flowers and Eric Roberts in the award-winning music videos “Mr. Brightside” and “Miss Atomic Bomb” by The Killers. She also had a recurring role in HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Deadwood. In 2009 she landed the role of the goddess Athena in Warner Brothers’ Clash of the Titans
In addition to acting Izabella is a successful producer. “Yellow” Nick Cassavetes directed drama starring Sienna Miller, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta that she executive produced, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. She also produced "Desert Dancer" starring Frida Pinto out in 2015.
This year she can be seen in "Step Up: All In" as well as "Thinspiration"
Izabella is also a passionate environmentalist, fully committed to spreading the message of green and sustainable living with her foundation EkoMiko that teaches how to live a green life in a very fun, interactive, and sexy way, her luxury eco candle line EkoMiko Candles was created to raise money for the fundation.