Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on 23rd November, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee Miley Cyrus is the daughter of a country star “Billy Ray Cyrus”. She began acting at a very young age, appearing in her father’s Tv series “Doc” and in Tim Burton’s “Big Fish”.
In 2004 she landed the starring role in Disney’s hit show “Hannah Montana”. She has released several successful albums and starred in the 2010 film “The Last Song”.
Destiny Hope Cyrus changed her name to “Miley Cyrus” after the nick name she was given as a baby as she was always smiling. She is best known for her role on the Disney Television Series “Hannah Montana”.
Miley grew up on the family farm near Nashville, Tennessee, with two siblings and three half siblings. She was passionate about acting at a very young age.
In 2004, Miley beat out 1,000 hopefuls to land the starring role of “Miley Stewart” in the hit Disney Show “Hannah Montana”. The teen 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 soundtrack “Hanna Montanna” in 2006.
In 2007, her double album “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus” launched a “Best of Both Worlds Tour. The concerts sold out in record time, and the show was extended by 14 dates to help placate disappointed fans. Her successful 3D concert film collected 31.3 million dollars in its opening weekend in February 2008. Cyrus reportedly earned 18.2 million dollars in 2007.
Cyrus changed her legal name to “Miley Ray Cyrus” in 2008. That same year she found herself in the midst of a controversy for posing for revealing the photographs taken by famous photographer “Annie Leibovitz”, which appeared in “Vanity Fair Magazine”. The resulting criticism and media frenzy did little damage to her career, however. Her album “Breakout” (2008) was a huge hit reaching the top of the pop album charts.
Cyrus is recognized as among the most successful artists to originate from Disney. Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes’ 2010 Celebrity 100. For the 2011 Guinness World Records, she was named the “Most Charted teenager”, following her 29th US Billboard Hot 100 chart entry on November 7th, 2009 with “Party In The USA”. By the age of 18, she had seven Top Ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and had four RIAA certified albums. As of October 2013, she has nine top ten hits, including her first number one song “Wrecking Ball”.
Miley Cyrus has also made headlines for her romantic life. In June 2009, the young superstar reunited with former boyfriend “Nick Jonas” of the musical group, “The Jonnas Brothers”. Cyrus was also previously linked to model “Justin Gaston”. In June 2012, after three years of dating, Cyrus announced her engagement to actor and “Hunger Games” star “Liam Hhemsworth”.