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American actress and pop singer, songwriter

  • Miley Ray Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992 to country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Letitia Jean Tish.
  • Her parents believed that she would accomplish great things with her life and named her as Destiny Hope.
  • As a baby Miley Cyrus laughed often giving her the nickname 'Smiley'. It was later shortened to 'Miley'.
  • Miley Cyrus suffers from a mild heart condition causing tachycardia.
  • She grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, an hour away from Nashville
  • She attended Heritage Elementary School at Franklin, Tennessee.
  • A Christian, she was baptized in a Southern Baptist church in 2005 after which she moved to Hollywood.
  • She began dating Australian actor Liam Hemsworth in June 2009 and had an on and off relationship with him. She terms him to be her 'first serious boyfriend'.
  • Miley Cyrus' siblings also entered the entertainment industry. Trace became a vocalist and guitarist for electronic pop band Metro Station, while Noah became and an actress. Brandi is a guitarist.
  • Miley Cyrus became in the lead in Disney Channel children's television series Hannah Montana.
  • From working on Hannah Montana, Cyrus got paid $15,000 per episode she did on the hit show, making her the 6th highest paid child star on television.
  • In 2007, Miley Cyrus earned $18 million. She earned $25 million in 2008.
  • In February 2008, Cyrus and her friend Mandy Jiroux opened a YouTube account and began posting videos of what they called The Miley and Mandy Show.
  • She celebrated her 16th birthday at Disneyland with a charity fundraiser for Youth Service America.
  • At the end of 2009, Billboard magazine ranked her as the fourth best-selling female artist and the fifth best-selling singer overall.
  • Miley Cyrus was ranked number 35 on Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 list
  • In 2011, Miley Cyrus was named #1 on the 'Top 10 Richest Teens in Hollywood' with $120 million
  • Miley Cyrus was involved in several controversies. She was seen smoking from a bong five days after her 18th birthday. She claimed that she was smoking psychoactive plant Salvia Divinorum
  • She released three albums - Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008) and Can't Be Tamed (2010).

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