Born In: Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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’.
Nick Name: Smiley, Miley
Also Known As: Miley Ray Cyrus, Destiny Hope Cyrus
Spouse/Ex-: Liam Hemsworth
father: Billy Ray Cyrus
mother: Letitia Jean
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Tennessee
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.
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.
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 seasons of the ‘Hannah Montana’ series. Meanwhile, she released her third studio album, ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ in 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’.
The 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‘. She also provided guest vocals in Borgore’s song “Decisions.”
In September 2013, she came out with her fourth studio album titled ‘Bangerz.’ The album garnered praise from critics and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. It went on to sell 270k copies in the first week. That same year, she also starred in the documentary television film ‘Miley: The Movement’ directed by Paul Bozymowski. The film followed Miley as she made her return to the world of music with the release of her new album ‘Bangerz.’ She also made an appearance on the reality series ‘Styled to Rock.’
In January 2014, she performed at MTV Unplugged where she played songs from her album, Bangerz. The following month, she commenced her ‘Bangerz Tour.’ This was her fourth concert tour and received positive reviews from critics. In 2015, she made a cameo appearance in films like ‘The Night Before’ and ‘A Very Murray Christmas.’ The same year, she put out her fifth album titled ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’ which received a mixed response from critics and the audience. The album was initially released independently but was later made available on all streaming platforms. In November, she started her fifth concert tour named ‘Milky Milky Milk Tour.’
In 2016, she played the role of ‘Lennie Dale’ in the American television miniseries ‘Crisis in Six Scenes.’ The series received mostly negative reviews from critics, earning an 18% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. The same year, she also became a part of the singing reality competition television series ‘The Voice.’ She remained a part of the show until 2017.
She went on to release her sixth studio album ‘Younger Now’ in 2017 which received more of a mixed response from critics. The same year, she voiced ‘Mainframe’ in the American superhero film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ written and directed by James Gunn. The film opened to a positive reception and grossed over $869 million at the box office. In 2019, she put out her second EP titled ‘She Is Coming.’ It garnered praise from critics and debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200. She was also seen in the British anthology television series ‘Black Mirror.’
In 2020, she released her seventh studio album under the name ‘Plastic Hearts.’ The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums chart and reached number two on the Billboard 200. The following year, she hosted the concert ‘Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You.’ The concert celebrated the Pride month and was streamed on Peacock. That same year, she became a part of the new NBC special ‘Miley's New Year's Eve Party.’ In 2022, she began her music festival tour named ‘Attention Tour.’
She went on to release her eighth studio album ‘Endless Summer Vacation’ in March 2023. The album set several records and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it stayed for eight weeks. It also received praise from critics and earned an average score of 79 out of 100 on Metacritic. The same year, she also voiced ‘Van’ in the adult animated sitcom ‘Human Resources.’
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 critics alike. It catapulted her success so much 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 four seasons and was viewed by more than 5.4 million television audiences
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.
Miley Cyrus 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 Australian actor, Liam Hemsworth, on June 6, 2012, but the couple ended their relationship in September 2013.
In 2015, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth announced that they were engaged again.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got married on 23 December 2018, in a private ceremony in Franklin, Tennessee. However, the couple got divorced in 2020. In 2022, she started dating Maxx Morando.
This American singer-actor-songwriter is said to have 19 tattoos all over her body, including seven tattoos on her right hand alone. She has one right under her left breast that says, ‘Just Breathe’.
Ranked among the most-followed people on Instagram, she has over 212 million followers on her account.
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