Miley Cyrus

By: Naya Humphrey

Early Life

  • Born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee on November 23, 1992
  • Given nickname Smiley, because she often smiled, later changed to Miley
  • Two siblings & three half siblings
  • Daughter of 90's country star (Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • Grew up on family farm near Nashville, Tennessee
  • Appeared on father's TV series Doc & in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003)

Hannah Montana

  • At 13, lands lead role in a new Disney series Hannah Montana as Miley Stewart (2004)
  • Father; Billy Ray Cyrus plays fiction-dad manager on the show
  • Entire family moved to Los Angeles, California to continue filming of Hannah Montana (2005)
  • First Hannah Montana soundtrack released in 2006, was successful
  • Double album; Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus launched the tour "Best of Both Worlds"
  • Concert sold out & extended 14 dates to help disappointed fans
  • Collected $31.3 million from 3-D film during opening weekend

Pop & Film Star

  • Changed legal name to Miley Ray Cyrus (2008)
  • Second studio album Breakout releases & reaches top of the pop album charts (2008)
  • Makes autobiography Miles to Go to give a look into her life with unseen photos & family stories (2009)
  • The EP The Time of Our Lives sells $5.38 billion copies (2009)
  • "Party in the U.S.A" & "When I Look at You" become hits & her most successful songs to date
  • Hannah Monatana: The Movie scores at the box office & makes more than $79 million (2009)
  • Starred in romantic drama The Last Song (2010)
  • Album Cant Be Tamed succeeds (2010)
  • Changes look & cuts hair short & stays away from the Hannah Montana persona
  • Shocks everyone at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2013
  • Releases album Bangerz ; which succeeds (2013)


  • Controversey for posing for revealing photographs taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz
  • Weeks after 18th birthday a video of Miley smoking marijuana was leaked
  • Shocked & judged byy everyone when she twerked on Robin Thicke on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards

Personal Life

  • On & off with Nick Jonas from music group the Jonas Brothers (since 2007)
  • Dated model, Justin Gaston (2009)
  • After years of dating on & off with actor, Liam Hemsworth , she announced her engangement (2012)
  • Called it quits with Fiance Liam Hemsworth (2013)


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