Miley Cyrus Biography

Miley Cyrus is an American pop sensation and actress. This biography profiles her childhood, career, life, achievements, trivia and timeline.

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Nick Name: Smiley, Miley

Birthday: November 23, 1992

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By Miley Cyrus Bisexual

Also Known As: Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, Miley Ray Cyrus

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Age: 25 Years

Born in: Nashville

Famous as: Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Height: 1.65 m

Spouse/Ex-: Liam Hemsworth

father: Billy Ray Cyrus

mother: Letitia Jean

siblings: Braison Cyrus, Brandi Glenn Cyrus, Christopher Cody, Noah Cyrus, Trace Cyrus

Personality: ESTP

City, States, Provinces & Districts: Tennessee

Net worth: $160 million as of February 2017

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education: Heritage Elementary School

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A true star in the making, Miley Cyrus has come a long way from being a Disney star to a teenage pop sensation. She rose to fame as a ‘teen idol’ with the Disney Channel show, ‘Hannah Montana’. Ranked 35th on ‘Forbes’ magazine's list of ‘Celebrity 100’, Cyrus is one of the wealthiest teenage celebrities of her generation. By the time she turned seventeen, this teenage sensation had already earned a fortune and was ranked 9th on the list of ‘Top 20 World's Richest Female Singers Of All Time’. Passionate about acting from a very young age, Cyrus made her debut in acting with the TV series, ‘Doc’. After auditioning, she bagged the lead role in ‘Hannah Montana’, subsequently gaining massive success and immense fame. Soon her career took off and she was literally all over the place, across all media platforms. She acted in a series of Disney movies, came out with chart topping albums and also had an enormous collection of merchandise that was all launched in the name of ‘Hannah Montana’. Some of her films include, ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’, ‘LOL’, ‘The Last Song’ and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert’.

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Miley Cyrus
Childhood & Early Life
  • Christened Destiny Hope Cyrus, Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992 to Billy Ray Cyrus, a country musician and Letitia Jean Tish in Nashville, Tennessee. She shared a close relationship with her paternal grandfather.
  • She was raised in Franklin, Tennessee, where she attended the Heritage Elementary School. Later in 2001, when she was eight years old her family relocated to Toronto, Canada.
  • It was while watching her father act in the television series ‘Doc’ that she was inspired to take up acting professionally. To pursue the same, she started attending singing and acting classes at the Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto.
  • She enrolled herself at Options for Youth Charter Schools. Additionally, she even appointed a private tutor with whom she studied in between shootings, at the sets of the television show.
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Career
  • Her first stint with acting was for the 2001-released family medical drama series, ‘Doc’. Her father starred in this series and also composed the theme music for the show.
  • In 2003, she played the role of an eight year old girl, ‘Ruthie’ in the Golden Globe nominated fantasy adventure film, ‘Big Fish’. The film was based on Daniel Wallace's novel of the same name.
  • In 2006, she began to star in the Disney Channel television show, ‘Hannah Montana’. In the show, she played the role of a teenage girl who is a famous pop singer. The series was a big hit and launched the career of this talented newbie in the entertainment industry.
  • The second season of Hannah Montana premiered in April 2007 and ran until October 2008. In June 2007, she came out with her debut album, ‘Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus’. The album did not gain much recognition, but sparingly topped the music charts.
  • In February 2008, she starred in the Walt Disney Pictures 3D concert film of the tour, ‘Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert’. Directed by Bruce Hendricks, the film earned over $31 million at the box office.
  • In July 2008, she came out with her second studio album, ‘Breakout’. The album debuted at number one position on the Billboard 200 in its very first week of release. It not only established her singing career but also gave a fairy-tale start to her songwriting career, as she co-wrote eight of the ten songs in the album.
  • In 2008, she gave a voiceover for the character ‘Penny’, for the computer animated film, ‘Bolt’. The film was directed by Chris Williams and Byron Howard.
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  • In 2009, she starred in the comedy-drama film, ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’, based on the TV show, ‘Hannah Montana’. The film was a financial success and so was its soundtrack which contained twelve songs performed by her.
  • She was seen in the third and fourth season of ‘Hannah Montana’ series. Meanwhile, she released her third studio album, ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ on June 2010. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200.
  • In 2010, she played the role of ‘Veronica "Ronnie" L. Miller’ in the teenage romantic drama film, ‘The Last Song’. The film was based on a novel of the same name.
  • In 2011, she hosted the Saturday Night Live and appeared on the MTV series Punk’d. The following year, she starred in a couple of movies including, ‘Sex and the City 2’, ‘LOL’, ‘So Undercover’ and the 3D concert film, ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never’.
  • Year 2012 saw her recording a song with Bob Dylan, ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go’. The song gained widespread acclaim from music critics. Subsequently, she was seen making a guest appearance in the CBS sitcom ‘Two and a Half Men‘.
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Major Works
  • Her biggest breakthrough came when she starred as the title character for the Disney Channel series, ‘Hannah Montana’. The show not only became the highest rated one, but was widely acclaimed by the audience and the critics alike. It catapulted her success so much so that she became a ‘teen idol’ and the only artist to bag deals in television, film, consumer products, and music within The Walt Disney Company. The show lasted to four seasons and was viewed by more than 5.4 million television audiences
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Awards & Achievements
  • Overall, she has been nominated more than 100 times in various award ceremonies for her outstanding work as an actor, singer and songwriter out of which she has been the proud recipient of more than 50 awards in various categories, including MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Award and People’s Choice Award.
  • In such a short span of her career, she has to her credit the prestigious Golden Globe nomination and American Music Award nomination.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Cyrus has dated singer and actor, Nick Jonas from June 2006 to December 2007.
  • She dated model, Justin Gaston for nine months in 2009.
  • She announced her engagement with Hemsworth on June 6, 2012 but the couple ended their relationship in September 2013.
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Trivia
  • This American singer-actor-songwriter is said to have 19 tattoos all over her body, including seven tattoos in her right hand alone. She has one right under her left breast that says, ‘Just Breathe’.
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Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
2009 Best Song from a Movie Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
MTV Video Music Awards
2014 Video of the Year Miley Cyrus: Wrecking Ball (2013)
People's Choice Awards
2010 Favorite Breakout Movie Actress Winner

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