- 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.
Beyonce Knowles catapulted to fame with Destiny's Child and went on to release Grammy award-winning solo albums and a film career with her star turn in "Dreamgirls." She married hip-hop artist Jay-Z in 2008.
Demi Lovato started out on "Barney & Friends" and eventually landed her own Disney Channel series "Sonny with a Chance." In 2012 she joined "The X Factor" as a judge and released the hit single "Heart Attack" in 2013.
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In 2010, Cyrus starred in the romantic drama The Last Song, a film based on a novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks.
Enthusiasm for Cyrus's TV alter ego remained strong for several years, as well. In April 2009, Hannah Montana: The Movie scored at the box office, bringing in more than $79 million. The young star followed that success with the release of a new album, 2010's Can't Be Tamed.
In recent years,
Cyrus has sought to distance herself from her Hannah Montana persona. She cut her hair short and took to wearing edgy fashions as part of her effort to craft a new image of herself. But no one was quite prepared for how far she would go. At the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony held in August 2013, Cyrus stunned the audience with her lewd and raunchy performance of her latest single, "We Can't Stop." But the controversy stirred up by this stunningly explicit appearance seemed to bolster sales of Cyrus's fourth studio album, Bangerz, released in early October 2013.
Miley Cyrus has also made headlines for her romantic life. The young superstar briefly dated Nick Jonas of the musical group the Jonas Brothers in 2007. Cyrus has also been romantically linked to model Justin Gaston and actor Carter Jenkins, among other celebrities.
In June 2012, after three years of dating, Cyrus announced her engagement to actor and Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth. The pair called it quits in September 2013, after four years together.
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