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Miley Cyrus
Also known as: Destiny Hope Cyrus Miley Ray Cyrus
Actor • Voice Cast
Born: November 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States Of America
Miley Ray Cyrus is a multi-faceted artist in the American entertainment industry. From being a child artist in TV series Doc, to a Disney star in Hannah Montana, to a successful pop artist with `Meet Miley Cyrus` and `Bangerz`, Cyrus has indeed come a long way. She has proved her mettle as an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In 2008, she made her debut as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt.

The singer-actress has managed to log several entries like The Climb, 7 Things, Can`t Be Tamed, Wrecking Ball, and more, on the US Billboard Hot 100. In 2010, Her name appeared at #13 in Forbes Celebrity 100. MTV announced this pop sensation as `Artist of the Year` in 2013. The actress has also shown a soft corner for charity work, and made use of her talent to support various causes - for example, she participated in numerous charity singles like We Are the World 25 for Haiti, Send It On, Everybody Hurts, and Just Stand Up! to name a few.

Early Life
Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee (suburb of Nashville), USA. Her birth name was `Destiny Hope Cyrus`, as decided by her parents, Leticia Jean (Tish Cyrus) and Billy Ray Cyrus, the famous country singer of the 1990s. Being a very happy baby, she was often called `Smiley`, and later this nickname was shortened to `Miley`. She legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Only her grandma kept calling her by the name `Destiny`.

Miley has two siblings (brother Braison and sister Noah), and three half-siblings (Trace, Brandi, and Christopher). Miley did her initial schooling at Heritage Elementary School. Once she started acting in movies (Hannah Montana), she chose Options for Youth Charter Schools, and did her studies under the guidance of a private tutor on her movie sets.

She moved along with her family from Franklin to Toronto, Canada in 2001, as her father was shooting for the TV series Doc. This was the turning point of her life, as she decided to become an actress!

Personal Life
Miley Cyrus has had her fair share of romance by getting linked-up with Nick Jonas (from the musical group Jonas Brothers in 2007), model Justin Gaston, actor Carter Jenkins, and others.

She dated her Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth for almost three years, before getting engaged to him in 2012. However, they broke up towards the latter half of 2013.

Movie Career
The young Miley Cyrus convinced her father about her own acting aspirations and bagged the role of `Kyle` TV series Doc (2001), which also starred her father.

She even kickstarted her movie career with Tim Burton`s Big Fish (2003). Her mother assumed the role of her manager, and Miley later signed up with the director of youth division at Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty, Mitchell Gossett. It was Mitchell who helped Cyrus to audition for the lead character`s best friend in the Disney channel TV series Hannah Montana. However, she got selected to audition for the lead role, and despite initial rejection, she managed to get the part. The huge success of this Disney channel program that premiered in 2006 got Miley labelled as a `teen idol`.

Her theatrical debut as an actress came in the animated movie Bolt in 2008, where she was cast alongside star actor John Travolta as the voice actress. Her performance earned her a nomination at the Golden Globe Awards as well. In 2009, Miley starred in the Hannah Montana movie that was based on the TV series, and even released the single The Climb from the movie`s soundtrack.

The actress` next movie, The Last Song (2010) was a box office hit. Cyrus experimented with the role of an undercover FBI agent in the 2011 release So Undercover. She eventually starred in various movies such as LOL (2012) along with Demi Moore, and Miley: The Movement (2013), In 2015, she did cameo roles in movies like The Night Before and A Very Murray Christmas.

TV Career
Miley Cyrus has hosted the Saturday Night Live TV show in 2011 and 2013 and 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Singing Career
In September 2006, the multi-talented actress joined The Cheetah Girls on a tour and performed on songs from the first season of Hannah Montana. A soundtrack dedicated to Miley`s character in that show was released by Walt Disney Records. It became a mega hit with worldwide sales of over three million copies and this was just the start of sell-out tours and mega merchandising deals that came her way.

In order to have her music distributed outside of the Hannah Montana soundtracks, the singer got associated with Hollywood Records in a four-album recording contract. In 2007, she came up with the two-disc album Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, one disc contained Hannah Montana soundtrack, while the other comprised of Cyrus`s debut studio album. It reached the top of Billboard 200, with sales of more than three million copies.

She later teamed up with her star father for the single Ready, Set, Don`t Go, and later went on her first mega tour Best of Both Worlds Tour (2007-08). It was a humongous success and triggered the release of Hannah Montana & Meet Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, a 3D concert movie in 2008.

Buoyed by the success of Meet Miley Cyrus album, Cyrus came up with another one titled Breakout in 2008, which also managed to top the charts of Billboard 200. Another single Party in the U.S.A. (a signature song for Miley Cyrus) turned out to be her most successful single at the time of its release (2009).

She then came up with her third studio album Can`t Be Tamed (in 2010), which was based more on dance numbers. As the Hannah Montana association finally came to an end around 2010-11, Miley embarked on another worldwide tour titled Gypsy Heart Tour.

Miley did embark on few more musical tours like Bangerz Tour in 2014 (after her fourth studio album Bangerz), Milky Milky Milk Tour in 2015, and so on. With a mix of various pop elements, Miley did release her fifth studio album titled Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz for free streaming (via Soundcloud).

Independent Projects
Apart from her studio albums and several singles like We Can`t Stop, the Hollywood sensation Miley teamed up with her backup dancer (for tours), Mandy Jiroux, and initiated a YouTube channel labelled MileyMandy,where they upload several new videos.

Peers & More
Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Justin Bieber
Tish Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus
Noah Cyrus
Brandi Cyrus
Trace Cyrus
Braison Cyrus
Christopher Cody Cyrus
Popular Movies
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The Night Before
A Very Murray Christmas
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
So Undercover
The Last Song
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Big Fish
Big Fish

Did You Know? (6)

  • Miley is left-handed, but, writes with her right hand.
  • Miley Cyrus derives her musical inspiration from Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Elvis Presley, Rob Thomas, John Mayer, and John Lennon.
  • Miley Cyrus was listed on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2008 and 2014.
  • Miley Cyrus’ godmother is Dolly Parton.
  • Miley Cyrus suffers from a non-fatal heart condition called tachycardia, which means that her resting heart rate is more than the normal range.
  • Miley Cyrus was the original choice as the voice of Mavis for Hotel Transylvania, but she withdrew to focus on other projects.
  • Personal Quotes (12)

  • "“Music is what I breathe, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.”"
  • "“Anyone that hates on you is always below you, because they're just jealous of what you have.”"
  • "“Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude.”"
  • "“I like being the girl nobody can have.”"
  • "“You can’t stop people from talking about you, but you can stop giving them something to talk about.”"
  • "“I just stick my tongue out because I hate smiling in pictures. It's so awkward. It looks so cheesy.”"
  • "If you believe in yourself anything is possible."
  • "I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect."
  • "The only people that you really have, that I learned, are your family, because they love you no matter what."
  • "My mom is always telling me it takes a long time to get to the top, but a short time to get to the bottom."
  • "Fear is the only obstacle that gets in the way of doing what we love. People are scared to travel, to try new things, to follow their dreams. Fear holds us back from living the lives we were made to live."
  • "I think that turning on the charm without being fake is really important."
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