Miley Ray Cyrus is an American actress and recording artist. The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, she
held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood.
In 2006, Cyrus rose to prominence as a teen idol after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana,
in which she portrayed the starring character Miley Stewart.
In 2012, Cyrus generated considerable media attention after cutting her traditionally long, brown hair in favor
of a blonde, pixie-style haircut and a more mature image; she commented that she had "never felt more [herself] in [her] whole life"
and that "it really changed [her] life.
Destiny Hope Cyrus
November 23, 1992 (age
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Tish Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus
Noah Cyrus, Trace Cyrus, Braison Cyrus, Christopher Cody, Brandi Glenn Cyrus
Heritage Middle School
Pop, R&B, country, rock
Vocals, guitar, piano
Billy Ray Cyrus, Jonas Brothers
Disney Channel Stars
Her name 'Destiny Hope' was derived from her parents' belief that she would accomplish great things with her life.
She was given the nickname "Smiley", later shortened to "Miley", because she often smiled as an infant.
Did You Know:
• She was a cheerleader in middle school
• Miley's half brother Trace Cyrus is in the band "Metro Station"