Miley Ray Cyrus is a singer-actress who catapulted to fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana. Since landing her breakthrough role, she has won numerous awards from various award giving bodies, has launched her solo career as an artist, has ventured into film, music and consumer products within The Walt Disney Company, and has established herself as a teen icon.
The daughter of Tish Cyrus and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who also appears as her father on Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus was raised in Franklin, Tennessee and attended Heritage Elementary School. Though it wasn't until 2005 that she moved to Hollywood, she already landed her first acting gig in 2001 as Kylie on the TV series Doc. This was followed by her portrayal of Young Ruthie in Tim Burton's Big Fish two years later.
At age 12, Cyrus was cast on Hannah Montana, the highly rated Disney series about a girl who leads a double life as a teenage school girl and a famous pop star. She became a worldwide hit, especially with the release of the show's soundtrack and the Best of Both Worlds Tour.
Striking while the iron is hot, Cyrus quickly tapped into the big screen with her 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, followed by the animated feature Bolt where she served as the voice of Penny, and Hannah Montana: The Movie. In 2010, she played the female lead Veronica "Ronnie" Miller in The Last Song and even made a cameo appearance in Sex and the City 2.
Meanwhile, Cyrus has had her fair share of public scrutiny for various controversies surrounding racy photos that were leaked onto the web, a topless photo shoot for Vanity Fair, provocative outfit outfits and inappropriate pole and lap dancing. And yet, in spite of all the media uproar, she still emerges as one of the sought-after actresses in Hollywood, with numerous hit records and awards under her belt.
-She has a Youtube show called The Miley and Mandy Show, which she and backup dancer Mandy Jiroux regularly updated.
-She has 3 tattoos: one under her left breast, one on her ear and on her ring finger.
-She has dated Nick Jonas, Justin Gaston and Liam Hemsworth.
-She enjoys riding horses.
- She lists Don't Die, My Love" by Lurlene McDaniel as her favorite novel.
- She is a fan of Meryl Streep.
- She has three tattoos: one under her left breast which says 'Just Breathe' and another one on her ear which says 'Love'. The last one is an outline of a 'heart' on her ring finger on her right hand.
- Her favorite bands are Coldplay, Radiohead, and The Killers.
- She legally changed her name from Destiny Hope Cyrus to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. The second name is from her grandfather.
2007-2008 - Kids' Choice Award for Hannah Montana for Favorite TV Actress
2008 - BMI Award for "See You Again"
2008 - Gracie Allen Award for Hannah Montana for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series
2008 - Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards for Fave International Singer and Fave International TV Star
2008-2009 - Kids' Choice Award for Miley Cyrus for Favorite Female Singer
2009 - Gracie Allen Award for Miley Cyrus for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series
2009 - MTV Movie Award for "The Climb" for Best Song From A Movie
2010 - Kids' Choice Award for Miley Cyrus for Favorite Movie Actress
2010 - Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Award for The Last Song for Fave Movie Star and Fave Kiss
2010 - MuchMusic Video Award for "Party in the U.S.A." for Best International Artist Video
2010 - People's Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Movie Actress
2011: LOL - Lola
2006-2011: Hannah Montana (TV series) - Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana/Cindy/…
2010: Rock Mafia Presents: The Big Bang (video short) - Girl in Car
2010: The Last Song - Veronica 'Ronnie' Miller
2009: The Suite Life on Deck (TV series) - Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart
2009: Hannah Montana: The Movie - Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart
2009: Super Rhino (video) - Penny (voice)
2006-2008: Disney 365 (TV series)
2008: Bolt - Penny (voice)
2008: Hannah Montana: One in a Million (video) - Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
2007: The Emperor's New School (TV series) - Mudka's Meat Hut Waitress
2007: High School Musical 2 (TV movie) - Girl at Pool
2007: The Replacements (TV series) - Celebrity Starr
2007: Hannah Montana: Live in London (TV movie) - Hannah Montana
2007: That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana (video) - Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana
2006: The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (TV series) - Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart
2003: Big Fish - Ruthie - Age 8
2001-2003: Doc (TV series) - Jed's Daughter/Kiley/Kylie
"Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!"
"There's no right or wrong, success or failure. I don't look at things as black or white. My life won't be a series of either/ors -- musician or actor, rock or country, straitlaced or rebellious, this or that, yes or no. The real choices in life aren't that simple."