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', will.i.am'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 Lauren Winzer - Miley Cyrus spotted leaving a Mexican restaurant in Studio City with her assistant Cheyne Thomas and tattoo artist Lauren Winzer - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 3rd July 2015
Miley Cyrus was photographed and filmed earlier this week kissing lingerie model Stella Maxwell.
It’s hard to keep up with Miley Cyrus’ relationships, philanthropic efforts and career. She’s certainly a whirlwind of productivity and has seemingly been sharing a great deal about her life in interviews over the past few months. However, the 22-year-old still has time for a secret romance. Or rather it was a secret before paparazzi spotted and snapped photographs of Cyrus kissing 24-year-old model Stella Maxwell earlier this week.
Miley Cyrus was spotted kissing model Stella Maxwell earlier this week.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna when the singer performs in New York as part of her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour.
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.
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Miley Cyrus has sold three pieces of her artwork to raise funds for amfAR. The artwork is Cyrus’ re-imagining of Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover picture.
Miley Cyrus auctioned off some of her artwork for charity on Tuesday (16th June). The 22-year-old singer and philanthropist auctioned artwork based on Caitlyn Jenner’s recent Vanity Fair cover. The three framed pictures featured Jenner’s cover picture with Cyrus’ own embellishments and added details which included additional colour, glitter and altered backdrops. Cyrus had previously shared her re-imagined covers with fans on Instagram and further revealed her finished work with pictures from the auction.
Miley Cyrus' artwork raised $69,000 at auction.
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The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer also raised $69,000 at the gala, after donating a collage made of Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair covers.
Miley Cyrus delivered a powerful speech at the amfAR Inspiration Gala on Tuesday evening, where she was honoured for her work in the fight against AIDS. The singer wore a floor length red gown at the event, held in New York City, which was embellished with heart prints and featured an oversized bow at the back.
Miley Cyrus was honoured at amFar’s Inspiration Gala.
Cyrus’ date for the evening was 24 year old Tyler Ford, who identifies as agender. Introducing Tyler on twitter Cyrus wrote, 'Tyler is a queer, biracial, agender person, whose pronouns are they/them/theirs. Tyler shares about their identity, experiences and hopes saying: "My whole life, I was led to believe that there were only two genders.”
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Beyonce among the video stars of Madge's latest offering
Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.
Madonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna
Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.
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The singer has just launched her #InstaPride campaign along with charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation.
Singer Miley Cyrus has been putting her fame to very good use as of late, becoming something of a spokesperson for gender and sexuality issues. Last month Cyrus launched non-profit organisation the Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps homeless LGBT youth. Now the singer is sharing her #InstaPride campaign, which aims to spread positive images of gender-nonconforming people and their supportive families.
Miley Cyrus has described herself as ‘gender fluid’.
Speaking to Time, Cyrus opened up about her own experiences with gender and sexuality, after describing herself as ‘gender fluid’. “i’m just equal. I’m just even. It has nothing to do with any parts of me or how I dress or how I look. It’s literally just how I feel,” the singer said.
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Bristol Palin has a bone to pick with Miley Cyrus.
Bristol Palin, the daughter of the former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin, has a few choice words for Miley Cyrus. Palin wrote a blog post on a Christian website in response to Cyrus’ comments in a recent magazine interview.
Miley Cyrus was interviewed by Paper magazine and her comments were published earlier this week.
The 23 year old singer covers the magazine’s ‘Use Your Voice’ summer music issue.
Miley Cyrus has stripped off for the very dirty cover of Paper magazine’s summer issue, posing alongside her pet pig Bubba Sue. The singer appears nude and muddy while hugging her beloved pet pig on the cover, which was shot by photographer Paola Kudacki.
Miley and Bubba Sue on the cover of Paper magazine.
But the risqué cover is all for a good cause as the issue, titled ‘Use Your Voice,’ focuses on musicians who use their talent to shed light on important causes. Last month, Cyrus lanced her 'Happy Hippie Foundation', an non profit organisation which helps homeless and LGBT youth.
Netflix has renewed the comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin thanks in no small part to Miley Cyrus.
Netflix has just given the green light to a second season of comedy 'Grace and Frankie', starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The series premiered earlier this month on the streaming service and earned positive reviews from the critics. But earlier this week something much more important than a few star ratings happened, as mega-famous singer Miley Cyrus came out as a fan of the show.
Cyrus became a big fan of ‘Grace and Frankie’ over Memorial Day weekend.
“I found my show! #GraceandFrankie on a bender! Jane & Lily are so bad a$$!” the singer told her Twitter followers on Monday, in tweet which has so far been shared over 2,500 times and favourited by 5,000 users.
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
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Miley Cyrus not only supports the LGBT community, but apparently falls somewhere on the spectrum.
Miley Cyrus isn’t bothered with labels y’all. She revealed as much in an interview with the Associated Press. She also explained that not all of her relationships have been “straight” or “hererosexual” per se.
Miley Cyrus does not want to put her gender identity in a box.
It all ties in with the creation of Cyrus’ Happy Hippie foundation, the singer’s latest endeavour to back the LGBT community.
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