Miley Cyrus (named Destiny Hope Cyrus) was born on November 23, 1992 in Nashville Tennessee to Billy Ray Cyrus (actor/country singer) and Leticia Finley. She has five siblings: Christopher, Braison Chance, Noah Lindsey, Brandy and Trace. [Quick fact: her father nicknamed her Miley because he thought that since she was a baby she never stopped smiling.]
She had always admired her father and the way he performed in front of an audience and had always wanted to do so.
She received her first acting role in 2003, playing opposite her father in the TV series Doc. She then appeared in episodes of other shows. Later that year she had her big screen debut in the movie Big Fish, playing a young Ruthie.
In 2006 her family moved to Los Angeles and after many interviews and call-backs she received her break-out role as Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel hit Hannah Montana. The show has been a big hit for Disney.
Miley has recently signed a four album contract with Hollywood Records. The Hannah Montana Soundtrack hit stores in on October 24, 2006.
In December of 2007, she began working on a spin-off movie to her TV series entitled Hannah Montana: The Movie due to be released on May 1, 2009.
Her One In A Million DVD was be released on Jan. 27, 2008.
On July 22, 2008, she released her sophomore album entitled Breakout which peaked at #1 (this was her first project that did not include the Hannah Montana franchise)
In July 2008, Miley and a friend (Mandy) published a parody on YouTube of a video YouTube blog by two other upcoming Disney pop princesses - Selena Gomez (Wizards of Waverly Place) and Demi Lovato (Camp Rock). Although no one knows for sure, it might have been created by Miley in response to Lovato allegedly dating Miley's ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. Who knows if calmer heads prevailed afterwards, PR people stepped in or Disney executives told their princesses to all play nice, but in an interview with PopStar! magazine, Miley said that she was "supersorry" if they were offended, but were just having fun and actually were trying to "support" Lovato and Gomez's YouTube website. [See video and listen to apology here]
She lent her voice to an animated character (Penny) in Bolt, which did fairly well in the box office and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
In February 2009, she was criticized when photos of her making "slanted eyes" were published which made a number of groups upset. Although she apologized, some groups said it was not sincere. Comedian Margaret Cho has become very outspoken againt Miley, even calling her a disgrace. She has since been sued for $4 Billion dollars by a California woman on behalf of the Asian-Pacific Islander population of Los Angeles.
On April 10, 2009 she will be releasing a movie spin-off based on her hit TV show entitled "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
Miley's third studio album, Can't Be Tamed, was released in June 2010. This album displays a more "grown up" Miley Cyrus, including sexually provocative music videos.
Miley is going to be in a sequel to Adventures in Babysitting tentatively entitled Further Adventures in Babysitting,
Hobbies & Interests: Riding horses, writing music, playing guitar, dancing, cheerleading, shopping
Favorites: singers: Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, Ashley Simpson