About Miley

Biography

Born in Franklin, Tennessee,[1] a suburb of Nashville, Miley Cyrus attended Heritage Middle School,[3] but now has a private tutor.[4] She grew up on her parents’ farm outside of Nashville.[5] Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia “Tish” Cyrus,[1] and the granddaughter of the late Ron Cyrus and Ruth Ann Cyrus. She has two elder half-brothers, Christopher Cody and Trace, the latter being the vocalist and guitarist of an electronic rock band, Metro Station in California.[6] She also has an elder half-sister, Brandi, a younger brother, Braison, and a younger sister, Noah, who is also an actress.[7] She was named Destiny Hope because her parents believed that she would accomplish great things.[1] Cyrus gained her nickname “Miley” because she kept smiling (“Smiley”) as a youngster.[1] In an interview with USA Today, Cyrus was quoted as saying her faith is “the main thing” and is the reason why she works in Hollywood.[8] When interviewed by Parade, she added that she attends church regularly with her family.[9] She also has many pets, including horses, dogs, cats, fish and chickens.[10]

Career

Cyrus became interested in acting at age nine when the family briefly lived in Toronto, Canada. Her first acting role was as a guest star on her father’s television series Doc, in which she played a girl named Kylie.[11][2] In 2003, she played “Young Ruthie” in Tim Burton‘s Big Fish and was credited as Destiny Cyrus. She was also featured in Rhonda Vincent‘s music video for “If Heartaches Have Wings”, and appeared on Colgate Country Showdown with her father, who was hosting the program.

Cyrus was eleven years old when she originally auditioned for Disney for the lead as well as the “best friend” roles;[12] Disney Channel executives then judged her to be “too small”, however Miley was persistent in her desire to be part of the show, so Disney called her back for further auditions when she turned 12. According to Disney Channel Executive Vice President Gary Marsh, Cyrus was chosen for Hannah Montana because of her energetic and lively performance and was seen as a person who “loves every minute of life”,[13] with the “everyday relatability of Hilary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain“.[5] She spent several years to get rid of her Southern accent, but in the end Disney wanted her to revive it. Later in an unusual twist, Cyrus had to audition her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to see if he would fit the role as Hannah’s dad.[14] Cyrus currently stars in Hannah Montana as the lead character Miley Stewart, whose alter ego is the pop music sensation Hannah Montana. Cyrus also performs in character as Hannah Montana for albums and concerts.

In 2004, Cyrus became a spokesperson for Daisy Rock Guitars, when she was presented with her first Daisy Rock guitar— the Stardust Series Acoustic Electric Pink Sparkle. It was given to her by her parents from her father’s Country Music Television fan meet-and-greet when she was twelve years old.[15]

On June 22, 2006, a performance of a Hannah Montana concert (featuring Cyrus as Hannah Montana) at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida was recorded for the Disney Channel. Cyrus spent the rest of 2006 opening for The Cheetah Girls on 20 dates of their 39-city tour.[16] Cyrus also appeared in the Disney Channel Hannah Montana promotion, “Hannah Montana’s Backstage Secrets”, in which she portrays Hannah Montana in a fictional interview set in the show’s canon.

Walt Disney Records released the Hannah Montana soundtrack on October 24, 2006. The soundtrack included eight of the songs that Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana. Cyrus also signed a four-album major record deal with Hollywood Records for her own albums.

Cyrus is good friends with fellow Hannah Montana co-stars Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso, often texting and conference calling each other during busy days.[4] Miley Cyrus also taught Emily Osment how to play the guitar and Osment taught Cyrus how to knit. She is also friends with the stars of the highly successful TV movie High School Musical, including Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale,and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars including Brenda Song.Cyrus had a brief cameo in High School Musical 2 credited as “Girl at Pool”, where she danced in front of the pool wearing a yellow baby doll top before the end credits.

Cyrus performed as Hannah Montana at the Walt Disney Christmas Parade on December 25, 2006, singing her version of the holiday classic “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”

In June 26, 2007, exactly eight months after the release of the first soundtrack, Cyrus released a double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first disc served as the second Hannah Montana soundtrack, while the second disc was Cyrus’ debut album as herself. She co-wrote, credited as “Destiny Hope Cyrus”, eight of the ten songs.

While attending the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix premiere, Cyrus stated that they are working on ideas for a Hannah Montana movie. The feature-length film is to be produced by Cyrus’s both on and off-screen dad, Billy Ray Cyrus.[17]

Disney released a Hannah Montana clothing collection in late summer. Cyrus helped to design some of the pieces from the collection. “It’s not a costume. A tween girl isn’t doing dress-up, they want to look like they could be Hannah Montana’s friend. This is a fashion line.”[18]

Walt Disney Records has announced that Cyrus will be performing both as herself and in character as Hannah Montana on a 54-date North American Best of Both Worlds Tour starting October 18, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri and ending January 9, 2008 in Albany, New York.[19]. The Jonas Brothers will be the opening act. Tour tickets for each date have been selling out in record time after they have gone on sale disappointing large numbers of fans.[20]. In Summer 2007, she began appearing as Yatta on The Emperor’s New School as a guest star, but the role soon blossomed into a recurring role.[citation needed] In December 2007, Miley Cyrus was ranked at #17 in the Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25, with an annual earning of US$3.5 million.[21]

Pregnancy rumor hoax

On September 24, 2007 rumors began circulating that Cyrus was pregnant.[22] The cause of the rumor was an image of a page of J-14 Magazine circulating on the Internet entitled “Miley’s Meltdown” and saying among other things “Miley herself confirmed the pregnancy rumors during a J-14 interview”.[23] J-14 immediately responded saying that, “Someone doctored the “This Just In” article that appeared on page 16 of J-14’s July 2007 issue” and that “this story is completely fabricated!”[24][25] The real story on J-14’s Page 16 magazine was about ‘Miley’s Gross Habits’ told by her co-stars on the set of Hannah Montana.

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role Notes
2008 Hannah Montana: The Movie Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana Main Character
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Hannah Montana / Herself Feb 1-7 in selected theaters. Disney Digital 3-D movie of live concert Best of Both Worlds Tour.
2007 High School Musical 2 Girl At Pool Cameo dancer
2003 Big Fish Young Ruthie credited as Destiny Cyrus

Television

Year Show Role Notes
2006-present Hannah Montana Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana Original run since March 24, 2006
Guest appearances
Year Show Role Notes
2007 The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest  
The Replacements Celebrity Starr Voice Actor
The Emperor’s New School Yatta
2006
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Hannah Montana Concurrent with “That’s So Suite Life of Hannah Montana
2003 Doc Kylie One episode

Self Appearances

Year Title Notes
2007 American Music Awards Presenter
Teen Choice Awards Presenter
High School Musical 2 Premiere  
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Premiere  
Disney Channel Games 2007 Green Team
2006 Annual CMA Awards Presenter
Disney Channel Games 2006 Green Team
2006 American Music Awards Presenter
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performer
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade
Disney Channel’s New Year Bowl-athon  

Discography

Main article: Miley Cyrus discography

Concert tours

Awards

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Labebe  |  October 30, 2007 at 3:18 am

    I Want to be an actres

    Reply
  • 2. Labebe  |  October 30, 2007 at 3:19 am

    I love you hanah

    Reply
  • 3. Jennie Elise Klingenberg  |  November 5, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    To Miley
    or the best singer in THE WORLD!! Im your bigest fan ever, many
    people have say that but i min it!!:) because i crying on mi bed
    and wish i was you!! I like you because you is very god to sing,
    not because you ar beateful(but you ar!:)) I like you, you dont no
    hove lucky you ar!! But 1 thing, i have a poster I wil send you, can i got your E-mail adress and wer you lived?? And this is my fhon number 91778631, and i vil have yourss!!!! i not from USA or
    Amerika, im from Norway!, i lived in Oslo.

    Huge Jennie Elise

    Reply
  • 4. Morgan  |  November 20, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    Hannah, your the best you rock my world! Your an insperation to me! I wish i could go to your concert but my parents wont buy me tickets! My little sister Olivia loves you too, we watch your movie every single night! I am in 6th grade, everygirl in my class doesnt like you but who cares what they think there just snobs!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish i could now your number and your email adress!
    Your biggest #1 fan,
    Morgan Porter

    Reply
  • 5. jade  |  November 21, 2007 at 7:02 am

    miley you are soo cool i watch your show every day i have never missed an episode some people think that i am ubsessed with you but it just because you are an isperation to me because you sing,you dance , and you are an actress
    thank you soo much for being who you are love yah !!!

    Reply
  • 6. loveinthehallz  |  November 21, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    heheeheheh jade you are sooooooooooo funny, RElook your comments BEFORE you post them!

    Reply
  • 7. KAYLA  |  January 8, 2008 at 8:11 am

    HEY MILEY YOU LIKE SERIOUSLY ROCK YOU INSPIRE ME FOR EVERY THING THAT I AM YOU MAKE ME WANT TO MAKE MY DREAM COME A REALITY AND WHEN I HOPE IT DOES YOU WILL BE PART OF IT ILL MAKE SUR OF THAT I WOULD SERIOUSLY LIKE TO MEET YOU AND DO YOU EVER WISH TO BE A NORMAL PERSON LIKE IN YOU SHOWS IM HOPING YOU DO ANY WAYS CALL ME 514 6594043

    Reply
  • 8. autumn  |  February 21, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Hi Miley!
    Some people may say they are your number 1 fan and you
    probably get it alot-but no matter what anyone says,my bff
    Kayley and i are TRULY your biggest fans ever! We play
    Hannah Montana everyday and even have a Miley Wall Of
    Fame on our walls! LOL! Your a great person! Stay just who you are! Luv ya!

    Your #1 fan autumn

    Reply
  • 9. bibomedia.com  |  March 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    🙂

    Reply

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