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Cyrus at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Destiny Hope Cyrus

November 23, 1992 (1992-11-23) (age 28)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 2003–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts

Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American entertainer. She has starred in a television series (Hannah Montana) and in four movies. She has released five albums and has written an autobiography.

Personal life

Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Her parents are Billy Ray Cyrus and Letitia "Tish" (Finley) Cyrus. Miley was a childhood nickname. Cyrus changed her legal name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Cyrus has a younger sister, Noah Cyrus. She has a brother, Braison. She has a half-sister named Brandi on her mother's side. She has an older half-brother on her mother's side named Trace. She has an older half-brother named Christopher Cody on her father's side.

Professional life


Cyrus was eleven years old when she starred in the television series, Hannah Montana. In 2012 and 2013, Cyrus played Missi in the series Two and a Half Men.


In 2006, Cyrus released the first Hannah Montana soundtrack album. It has sold 4.5 million copies. It reached number one on the US Billboard 200. In 2007, she released a double album, Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. The first CD was a soundtrack album for Hannah Montana, and the second CD was Cyrus' first studio album. She starred in the Best of Both Worlds Tour. As of 2013, Cyrus has released five albums: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), Can't be Tamed (2010), Bangerz (2013), and Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015).

Bangerz was released on October 4 by RCA Records. So far three singles have been released from Bangerz. We Can't Stop was released in June 2013. It reached number 2 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In September 2013, Cyrus released the video for her next single, "Wrecking Ball". It racked up more than 19.3 million views on Vevo in 24 hours, which was a record at the time. It reached number one in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. "Wrecking Ball" was her first number-one single in the United States. In 2014, Cyrus embarked on The Bangerz World Tour.

On October 5, 2013, Cyrus presented Saturday Night Live for the second time.

Cyrus was a featured artist on rapper Future's November 2013 single, "Real and True". The single reached number 32 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

In December 2013, MTV chose Cyrus as the best artist of the year. The video for the third single from Bangerz, "Adore You", was posted on Vevo on December 26, 2013.

Cyrus released her fifth album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, on the music-sharing site Soundcloud on August 30, 2015, following the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, which she hosted.


In 2008, Cyrus voiced the part of "Penny" in the Disney computer-animated movie Bolt. In 2009, she starred in Hannah Montana: The Movie. In 2010, she starred in The Last Song and had a brief appearance in Sex and the City 2. In 2012, she starred in LOL and in So Undercover.


In early 2009, Cyrus released the autobiography, Miles to Go. The book is a collection of family photographs, stories, and memories.

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