Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus was born November 23, 1992 as Destiny Hope Cyrus to father Billy Ray and mother Leticia. Father Billy Ray is a country singer/songwriter most commonly known for his hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” Performing seemed to run in the family and Miley began performing as early as age nine. She made a guest appearance on her fathers hit show Doc and later in 2003 played Young Ruth in Tim Burtan’s Big Fish.

Hannah Montana
When she was 12 Miley auditioned for the role of Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel. Initially Cyrus was denied the role because she was too young and too little. After much persistence she received the role and later had the job of auditioning her father to play the role of her dad on the show. In 2006 the show became the most watched show for kids ages 6-14. In 2004 Miley became the spokesperson for Disney Rock Guitars and is scheduled to release a book about her life in 2009.

About Miley Cyrus
Miley has five brothers and sister including singer and guitarist for indie rock band Metro Station, Trace. Other siblings include older brother Christopher Cody, sister Brandi, younger brother Braison and younger sister Noah. Even with so many kids the Cyrus is family is not pressed for cash with Miley being on the Forbes Top 20 Earners Under 25 for 2007.  Miley was born Destiny Hope in 1992, but as of May 1, 2008 her new name is Miley Ray Cyrus. As a child Miley’s nickname was ‘smiley’ witch later became Miley, which is how she’s know now. The Ray in her new name is obviously for her father.
Miley Cyrus: Tour & Gigs
In 2008 Miley hosted the CMT Music Awards with Billy Ray and will host the 2008 Kids Choice Awards. Cyrus began the Best of Both Worlds in 2007, which has sold out countless arenas and will end in 2008. In 2009 Cyrus will begin the Breakout Tour to promote her new album also titled Breakout. Hannah Montana: The Movie.  It  will premier May 1, 2009 on the Disney Channel. In July 2008 People magazine released a special edition magazine featuring Miley exclusively.