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.
The singer has just released new record ‘…And Her Dead Pets’ for free on Soundcloud.
Miley Cyrus didn’t disappoint as host of the year’s MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 30th). The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer led the ceremony in all her barely dressed, tongue sticking out glory, making the awards more colourful and glittery than ever before, even if Nicki Minaj wasn't too impressed.
Miley Cyrus hosted this year’s MTV VMA awards.
The singer opened the ceremony by telling the audience, "This is a show that hasn't had a host in the last two years, a tradition they will probably return to after tonight's show.” Cyrus then showed a pre-taped sketch which featured 'The Mindy Project‘s' Ike Barinholtz and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s' Andy Samberg.
The singer has spoken about her sexuality and relationship with Stella Maxwell.
Miley Cyrus has opened up about her sexuality and relationship status in a new interview with Britain’s Elle magazine. The 22 year old singer, who will host this year’s MTV VMA’s on Sunday, as described herself as ‘pansexual’ and added that she is not currently in a relationship.
Miley Cyrus has criticised Nicki Minaj for her comments about the VMA nominations.
Miley Cyrus wasn’t impressed when Nicki Minaj complained about not receiving nominations for certain MTV Video Music Awards. 22-year-old Cyrus is hosting the awards on Sunday (30th August) but she had a few things to say about Minaj’s reaction to the nominations.
Miley Cyrus posing for fans outside ABC studios in Los Angeles in August.
A survey of 2,287 British parents with young children and were asked about the best and worst celebrity role models.
Miley Cyrus has been voted the worst celebrity role model for children in a new survey of British parents. A whopping 78% of parents of children under 10 say that the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star is “off the rails” and wouldn’t want their kids to idolise her.
The survey by British website vouchercloud.com asked 2,287 British parents, all of whom have at least one child under the age of 10, the question: “are there any celebrities you would hate for your children to idolise?” and were provided with a list of male and female celebrities to select from.
Miley Cyrus arriving at the Jimmy Kimmel studios in L.A.
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The annual awards show takes place this Sunday (August 30th).
Demi Lovato and Pharrell are among the names just announced as performers at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The event, which takes place on Sunday (August 30th) will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California and hosted by Miley Cyrus.
Demi Lovato has been announced as performing at this year’s VMA’s.
Six performers were announced for the ceremony on Tuesday; Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots and Tori Kelly. They will join The Weeknd who was previously announced as performing hit single, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’.
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Zayn Malik and Calvin Harris spent some of Monday evening (17th August) embroiled in an argument on Twitter.
With rumoured ‘bad blood’ with Katy Perry, Twitter feuds with Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus criticising the violent content of one of her music videos, Taylor Swift isn’t that popular with many of her fellow artists. The latest artist to come to blows with Swift, or rather her boyfriend Calvin Harris, is former One Direction star, Zayn Malik. Malik and Harris spent yesterday evening squalling on Twitter after Malik retweeted a picture comparing Swift and Miley Cyrus.
Zayn Malik photographed in London in March 2015.
Ellen DeGeneres received the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian on Sunday 16th August. The 57-year-old gave a moving acceptance speech at the ceremony in which she urged the audience to be “proud of who you are”.
Ellen Degeneres used her speech at the Teen Choice Awards to relay an important message to those watching: “Be proud of being different”. The talk show host received the award for Choice Comedian at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday (16th August).
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Centre in L.A. on Sunday.
Miley Cyrus and Amy Schumer also confirmed as guest hosts for the first three episodes of 'SNL' when it returns in October.
Over a year after the horrific car crash that severely injured him and killed his friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Tracy Morgan is due to make his big return to TV by hosting an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in October.
The ’30 Rock’ star and former ‘SNL’ cast member will be hosting the show for the second time in his career on Saturday October 17th, the third show of the upcoming 41st season. The NBC show confirmed the news via its official Twitter feed on Monday (August 17th), also stating that Miley Cyrus and the in-demand comedienne Amy Schumer would also be hosting the first two episodes.
Tracy Morgan with his wife in 2014
Taylor is having to deal with more bad blood with Miley calling her out, and is suspicious that Katy Perry might be behind it all.
An unnamed insider told HollywoodLife on Saturday (August 15th) that Swift believes Perry has somehow incited Miley to attack her. Cyrus has recently spoken of her distaste for Tay’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video, criticising it for being “violent”, and has recently hinted that she and her current boyfriend Calvin Harris will be the prime targets of her upcoming MTV VMAs performance on August 30th.
Taylor Swift has been the target of Miley Cyrus' criticisms in the last week or so
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Miley Cyrus and Caitlyn Jenner are friends, the ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer revealed in a recent interview.
Miley Cyrus is friends with Caitlyn Jenner. Speaking in a recent interview, 22-year-old Cyrus revealed she and Jenner are in regular communication and they even laugh at some of the more farfetched rumours surrounding 65-year-old Jenner’s transition - including how some people believe Jenner only transitioned to gain fame!
Miley Cyrus photographed out and about in Los Angeles in June 2015.
Date of birth
23rd November, 1992