Miley Cyrus

  • 25 September 2007

Date of birth

23rd November, 1992




1st January, 1970



Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus, 23.1.1992) Miley Ray Cyrus is an American actress and singer, best known for appearing as Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana in the Disney series, Hannah Montana. Her father is Billy Ray Cyrus.

Net worth: Miley Cyrus has earnings of $36 million (Forbes 2014)

Childhood: Miley was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee. Her father is the country singer, Billy Ray Cyrus and her mother is Leticia. Miley has a younger brother, Braison and a younger sister, Noah (who is also an actress). She also has two half-brothers, Trace and Christopher Cody as well as a half-sister Brandi.

'Miley' is not her birth name, but a nickname, given to her by father because she was always smiling as a child. Miley originally attended Heritage Middle School but now has a private tutor, so that she can keep up with her studies whilst pursuing her career. Miley first showed an interest in acting aged nine, whilst the family was living in Canada. She first appeared on screen as a guest star in her father's TV show, Doc.

Career: Miley Cyrus' first film role was credited to her birth name, Destiny Cyrus. She appeared alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Ewan McGregor in Tim Burton's Big Fish, as 'Young Ruthie', in 2003. Aged 12, Cyrus auditioned for the lead role in Disney's Hannah Montana but the casting directors decided that she was too small. However, Miley was so persistent that she wanted the role, that Disney gave her a callback. Gary Marsh, a Disney Channel Executive described Miley as having the "everyday relatability of Hillary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain."

Miley eventually gained the lead role, playing Miley Stewart. Hannah Montana is Stewart's pop star alter ego. Cyrus also briefly appeared in the film High School Musical 2. Her role was officially credited as 'Girl At Pool'. She appears at the end of the film, dancing by the poolside. At the 80th Academy Awards, Cyrus was asked to present the song from Enchanted, 'That's How You Know.'

In April 2008, she appeared on Idol Gives Back, a fundraising offshoot of the hugely popular American Idol show. In 2006, Disney released a soundtrack to the Hannah Montana series, with Cyrus performing on the album. The singer has also signed a four-album deal with Hollywood Records; a separate deal to the soundtrack releases. Miley toured with The Cheetah Girls, opening the show for 20 dates of the tour of 39 cities.

Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus was released in 2007. The double-disc album was half Hannah Montana soundtrack songs and completed by a disc of songs largely written by Cyrus herself, credited to Destiny Hope Cyrus. In the Best Of Both Worlds Tour, later that year, she performed both as herself and in the Hannah Montana character.

A Disney 3-D Digital film of the tour was released and grossed $31,117,834 in its opening weekend. In 2008, a series of semi-naked shots of Miley leaked which appeared to dramatically increase her sales, and in 2009 she was named youngest artist to have had four number one albums. 2008 also saw her release her second studio album 'Breakout' which was later certified Platinum. The lead single was '7 Things'. That year she voiced Penny in the animated movie 'Bolt'.

In 2009, she appeared in 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', the soundtrack for which featured her top 40 hit 'The Climb'. That year she also featured on the Stand Up to Cancer campaign single 'Just Stand Up!'. Miley's next album was 'The Time of Our Lives' which she promoted with her Wonder World Tour.

She even performed for the Queen of England at the Royal Variety Performance. In 2009, she appeared in the poorly reviewed romance movie 'The Last Song' opposite Liam Hemsworth. The following year saw the release of her third album 'Can't Be Tamed', before Miley announced she wanted to take a break. She appeared in 'LOL' opposite Demi Moore in 2012 which was another flop, as was comedy 'So Undercover'.

In 2013, following a drastic change in image, she released her album 'Bangerz' featuring the hits 'We Can't Stop' and number one 'Wrecking Ball'. She promoted the record with a world tour (which was interrupted by an unexpected hospital stay) during which she shocked many attendees with her revealing outfits and racy conduct on stage. She subsequently appeared on a variety of songs from other musicians including Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks','s 'Fall Down' and Lil Twist's 'Twerk'. 2013 also saw her play a successful acoustic show for MTV Unplugged which became their highest rated episode.

Personal life: Miley Cyrus dated Nick Jonas for just over a year between 2006 and 2007, and had a relationship with Justin Gaston in 2009. That year she began dating actor Liam Hemsworth who she became engaged to in 2012. The following year, however, it was announced that they had split.

Miley caused quite a stir in 2012 when she decided to cut her long hair into a pixie crop. The move was the start of a series of controversial antics that the singer embarked on to cement herself as more of an adult artist. She was born with a heart problem called tachycardia, relating to an abnormally fast heart rate.

She was hospitalised in 2014 after suffering an allergic reaction to some medication she was taking for a sinus infection. Miley is a Christian and a strong supporter of LGBT rights. She is open about her use of the drug cannabis and even caused controversy by lighting up a joint on her way to accept an award at an awards ceremony in the Netherlands.

Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Call Off Wedding

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 19 July 2018

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The pair reportedly don't see eye to eye on the issue of whether to have kids.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have reportedly called time on their on/off relationship once again, after they cancelled their wedding after apparently clashing over the issue of children.

The former ‘Hannah Montana’ star, 25, is thought to have broken things off with Hemsworth after realising that she wasn’t ready for marriage and parenthood.

The celebrity couple first got together in 2010 and announced their engagement in 2012, only for the pair to call things off less than a year later in 2013. However, they later rekindled their romance at the end of 2015, telling the world that they were once again engaged.

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Miley Cyrus at the 2018 Costume Institute Gala (aka the Met Gala or the Met Ball) held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This year's theme was 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination' - New York, New York, United States - Monday 7th May 2018

Miley Cyrus On Quitting Weed To Focus On Music

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 02 May 2018

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The 'Malibu' singer told Jimmy Kimmel this week that she was giving up weed to focus on her music career - for now.

Miley Cyrus has revealed that she’s going to quit smoking weed, what she called her “first and true love”, in order to focus on her music career properly.

The 25 year old star former ‘Hannah Montana’ star stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Tuesday night (May 1st), and explained to the show’s host that she’s “very focussed” right now on delivering her seventh studio album, which follows hot on the heels of Younger Now which was released last September.

Cyrus described marijuana as “the most magical, amazing thing” and “my first and true love” – but said that she was temporarily kicking it into touch so that she can work more effectively on new music.

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Miley Cyrus Is So Not Sorry About Her 'Topless' Magazine Shoot

By Holly Mosley in Fashion / Beauty on 30 April 2018

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It's been ten years, and she has no regrets.

It's normal to feel regret about something you did in the past, but Miley Cyrus is taking that one step further by regretting that she regretted a controversial photoshoot she did ten years ago. She's taking back the apology she sent out at the time of the shoot because she has zero shame about it.

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The 25-year-old caused controversy back in 2008 when she posed apparently topless for the June issue Vanity Fair, with just a satin bedsheet covering her torso. It was a beautiful shot by Annie Leibovitz, but that didn't stop the press attacking her for besmirching the name of Disney and the Hannah Montana franchise.

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Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the 2018 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park. This year's event raised $5.9 million for his AIDS charity - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th March 2018

Harry Styles' Fans Are Furious The Singer Wasn't Nominated For A Grammy

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 28 November 2017

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This year's nominations are out and people are not happy with who haven't made the list

The Grammy nominations have been revealed: but Harry Styles hasn’t made the list. Predictably, fans of the former One Direction member are furious and have come out to say so. Styles was snubbed for the 2018 nominations just months after releasing his self-titled debut album.

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A food baby is the only kind of baby the 25-year-old has been nursing recently, after celebrating Thanksgiving and her birthday on the same day with an excess of Tofurkey (that's Tofu turkey to those not familiar with vegan cuisine).

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Miley Cyrus: Tofu Turkey Baby Or Real Baby?

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 23 November 2017

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The singer sparks pregnancy rumours.

Miley Cyrus has managed to spark pregnancy rumours by showing off her 'food baby' on social media as she prepared for Thanksgiving and 25th birthday celebrations. A lot of her followers are not buying the idea that that's just vegan turkey in her belly, however.

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Thanksgiving happened to land on the same day as the singer's birthday, and it's safe to say she is feeling the effects of this double celebration. She posted a shot of herself on Instagram posing in a long t-shirt, cradling her stomach in her hands against a backdrop featuring huge MILEY balloons.

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Are Miley Cyrus And Liam Hemsworth Already Married?

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 07 November 2017

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Reports suggest they tied the knot in secret this year.

More rumours surrounding the prospect of marriage between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have emerged, with the latest reports suggesting that the pair officially tied the knot earlier this year. It comes after frequent remarks from the singer that she had no intention of getting married.

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Despite the fact that 24-year-old Miley has said on many occasions that the idea of marriage isn't a fixed idea for her future - though she and her partner Liam are engaged - it seems the pair could already have been wed as far back as six months ago.

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Miley Cyrus Confesses The Extent Of Her Bad Driving On Carpool Karaoke

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 12 October 2017

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The singer did a hit and run outside 'The Voice' building.

Miley Cyrus finally makes a long-awaited appearance on The Late Late Show's Carpool Karaoke where she sang along to some of her top tunes with James Corden, opened up about her dramatic change in image and revealed just how her terrible driving ability really is.

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After singing a round of her 'Bangerz' single 'We Can't Stop', Miley confessed that she's so bad at driving that she rarely manages to leave her driveway without damaging something along the way. Most recently it happened in the parking lot while she was working on 'The Voice'.

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Miley Cyrus Breaks Down Meeting Hillary Clinton On 'The Tonight Show'

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 06 October 2017

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She sobbed as she thanked the politician for being an inspiration.

Hillary Clinton is a huge inspiration to many Americans, especially the female writers of 'The Tonight Show'. But it was Miley Cyrus who really put her heart into Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes section this week when the iconic politician made an appearance on the show.

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Despite the fact that she lost the Presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has remained a hugely important political figure for millions of people, particularly women and girls in America. Thus, it seems only right that she would be the subject of 'The Tonight Show''s Thank You Notes. But for Miley, this was far from a comedy moment.

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Miley Cyrus Reveals How Liam Hemsworth Couldn't Get Away From Her

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 05 October 2017

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Even after their break-up, he was still forced to think about her.

When Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got back together last year, they turned into one of the cutest couples in Hollywood. As it turns out, it was kind of fate that forced them to fall in love again, with Miley telling a truly bizarre story about their break-up.

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