Miley Cyrus Biography
Looking for information on Miley Cyrus biography? Miley Cyrus's real name is actually Destiny Hope Cyrus. However, as a baby, Miley Cyrus was always smiling, which earned her the nickname of Smiley. That nickname was then shortened to Miley, and it has stuck as her name ever since. Miley Cyrus was born on November 23rd, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee. Her father is Billy Ray Cyrus, who was a big time country star during the 1990s. Miley Cyrus has a total of five siblings, and they all grew up together on their family farm in Tennessee.
Miley Cyrus was interested in acting from the time she was a young girl. From 2001 through 2004, Billy Ray Cyrus played the character Dr. Clint Cassidy on the television show "Doc." Miley Cyrus appeared in the pilot episode of that television show, and she appeared again in 2003. Miley Cyrus has also made appearances on "Big Fish," which is a television show hosted by Tim Burton. Miley Cyrus became a real star in 2004 when she auditioned for and received the lead role of Miley Stewart in the television show "Hannah Montana," which airs on the Disney channel. Miley Cyrus actually beat out 1,000 other people for that role, which was a huge accomplishment for her. Miley Cyrus's father, Billy Ray, actually has a role in "Hannah Montana" too, playing her dad and manager.
After acting for two years, Miley Cyrus released a "Hannah Montana" soundtrack in 2006. A year later, Miley Cyrus released another album, "Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus," which she then spun off into the "Best of Both Worlds" tour, which she is very well known for. Miley Cyrus actually had to extend her tour by fourteen days because the tour sold out so quickly and she wanted to ensure that all of her fans got a chance to see her perform. Miley Cyrus then released a 3-D concert film in 2008 that collected over $30 million the first weekend it opened alone.
Until 2008, Miley Cyrus's legal name was still Destiny Hope Cyrus. However, in 2008, she legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus. Not only is Miley Cyrus an accomplished actress and singer, but she is also an author, releasing her autobiography "Miles to Go" in 2009. Shortly after that, Miley Cyrus relesed another movie, "Hannah Montana: The Movie," which netted over $79 million. Miley Cyrus also played a lead role in the movie "The Last Song" and she released another album, "Can't Be Tamed," in 2010.