- NAME: Miley Cyrus
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress, Singer
- BIRTH DATE: November 23, 1992 (Age: 21)
- Did You Know?: Miley Cyrus is the goddaughter of country music icon Dolly Parton.
- Did You Know?: Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope, but she got the nickname Miley because she smiled so much as a baby.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Franklin, Tennessee
- Originally: Destiny Hope Cyrus
- AKA: Destiny Cyrus
- AKA: Miley Cyrus
- Full Name: Miley Ray Cyrus
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Actress/singer Miley Cyrus, daughter of '90s country star Billy Ray Cyrus, achieved early fame as the star of Disney's Hannah Montana series and went on to become a hugely successful pop artist.
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Miley Cyrus, daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus, got her start as a child actor and singer in the Disney series "Hannah Montana." She has since shed her innocent image and grown into a pop star in the public eye.
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Born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, famed actress/singer Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She began acting at a young age, appearing on her father's television series, Doc, and in Tim Burton's Big Fish. In 2004, Cyrus landed the starring role on Disney's hit show Hannah Montana. Since then,
"I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams."
"Don't believe everything you read, folks."
she's starred in films like The Last Song (2010); released several successful albums, including Breakout (2008), Can't Be Tamed (2010) and Bangerz (2013); and become known for hits like "Party in the U.S.A." and "We Can't Stop."
Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, Miley Cyrus is the daughter of '90s country star Billy Ray Cyrus. (She later changed her name to "Miley," the nickname she was given as a baby for often smiling.) Cyrus grew up on the family farm, near Nashville, Tennessee, with two siblings and three half-siblings. She was passionate about acting at a young age, appearing on her father's television series, Doc, and in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003).
In 2004, Cyrus beat out 1,000 hopefuls to land the starring role of Miley Stewart on the hit Disney show Hannah Montana. The tween series features a young pop superstar (Montana) who hides her celebrity identity to be an everyday teen in real life (Stewart).
To accommodate filming, the entire family moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2005; Billy Ray plays her fictional dad-manager on the show. Cyrus released a successful Hannah Montana soundtrack album in 2006.
In 2007, Cyrus's double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, launched a tour: "Best of Both Worlds." The concert series sold out in record time, and the show was extended by 14 dates to help placate disappointed fans. Her successful 3-D concert film collected $31.3 million during its opening weekend in February 2008. Cyrus reportedly earned $18.2 million in 2007.
Cyrus changed her legal name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. That same year, she found herself amidst controversy for posing for revealing photographs taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, which appeared in Vanity Fair magazine. The resulting criticism and media frenzy did little damage to her career, however. Her second studio album, Breakout (2008), was a huge hit, reaching the top of the pop album charts.
In early 2009, Cyrus provided a look into her life with the autobiography Miles to Go, featuring previously unseen photos, family stories and "a look at her inner circle of loved ones." In a statement around this time, Cyrus said of the book, "I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams."
Also in 2009, Cyrus released the EP The Time of Our Lives, featuring the hit singles "Party in the U.S.A." and "When I Look at You," the former being the singer's most successful song to date, selling more than 5.38 million copies and earning a spot among the best-selling singles of all time.
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