Miley Ray Cyrus (birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus) is an American pop singer and actress. She became famous after the main roles in the teen series «Hannah Montana» and the melodrama «The Last Song» and after the release of the albums «Breakout», «The Time of Our Lives», «Can't Be Tamed», etc.
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus
Together with John Travolta in 2009, Miley was nominated for a Golden Globe for the song «I Thought I Lost You», written for the cartoon «Bolt», and in 2013 she got nomination «Grammy» for the album «Bangerz». She is the six-time winner of «Kids' Choice Awards» and 19- times winner of the «Teen Choice Awards» (as of early 2018).
Childhood and family
Miley Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Her parents are a famous country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and an actress Leticia Jean Cyrus (maiden name Finley).
Baby pics of Miley Cyrus
In the Cyrus family also grew Leticia’s children from her previous marriage – a son Trace and a daughter Brandi, whom Billy Ray adopted in their early childhood, and two their joint children – the younger son of Brazon and a younger daughter Noah. In addition, Miley has a half-brother Christopher Cody (by her father), who was raised with his mother Christine Laki in South Carolina.
Little Miley Cyrus with her parents, sister, and brother
When Miley's parents began dating, the record company of Billy Ray did not recommend him to get married – it was not profitable commercially. However, on 28 December 1993, after the birth of the daughter, the couple had secretly married.
photo: Billy Ray and Leticia Jean Cyrus
Subsequently, the majority of Miley brothers and sisters somehow linked their lives with the entertainment industry: Trace sings and plays guitar in the electronic pop band Metro Station, Noah became an actress, Brazon works in the modeling business, and Brandi is a journalist.
Miley Cyrus with her best friends from childhood
Miley grew up on a farm in Franklin, Tennessee, went to Heritage Elementary School. The family paid great attention to religion, and the children regularly attended the Baptist Church. In 2001 for acting in the television series «Doc», Billy Ray was supposed to go to Canada, and the whole family moved with him to Toronto.
Miley Cyrus in childhood and now
There, at the age of 8 years old girl had seen the musical «Mamma Mia!» in the theatre, and it made such an impression on her that after the show she grabbed dad by the sleeve and cried: «That's what I want, dad! I want to be an actress!». Then her parents enrolled purposeful baby on singing lessons and acting at the Armstrong Acting Studio. Soon she first appeared on television, playing a small role in the same series «Doc», where her father had been working.
TV-career: Hannah Montana
At the age of 11, Miley came close to her dream – she found out about the casting for the new television series «Hannah Montana» by Disney. This story is about an ordinary schoolgirl Miley Stewart, who became famous as a pop singer Hannah Montana, but kept it in secret others and was leading a double life.
Miley Cyrus in the casting for Hannah Montana
To participate in the casting the girl recorded her songs, sent it to the casting-managers, and soon she was invited for a personal audition. The producers had been hesitating to take such a baby on a leading role; moreover, her character according to the plot should be much older. However, they were captivated by her persistence, charm, and vocal – and Miley was cast for this role, besides it is been a year and a half, and the girl already was 13 of age.
The Evolution of Hannah Montana
Thus a serious TV career of a young actress was launched, and her mother Leticia Cyrus became a daughter’s personal agent. Later Miley sometimes had regrets about such an early start: «I had no childhood – at the age of 13 I have already worked, and sometimes I just wanted to take a walk with my brothers and sisters but I barely had time for entertainment!».
The house where Miley Cyrus (family rented it after the success of «Hannah Montana»)
The series premiered on 26 March 2006, and its popularity among teenagers has broken all possible records. Miley Cyrus became a star and the idol for the whole generation. The series was airing four seasons, and its production ended in 2011. It is noteworthy that the role of the father of the main character was performed by her father Billy Ray Cyrus, and the mother's role played a famous actress Brooke Shields. In addition, in the filming of the series were involved such stars like Selena Gomez and Mickey Rourke, and the role of the protagonist in the childhood was played by the younger Miley’ sister, Noah Cyrus.
photo: Miley and Noah Cyrus
By 2008, the audience of «Hannah Montana» exceeded 200 million viewers all over the world. Miley Cyrus and the series as a whole received a lot of TV awards and nominations, including the BAFTA Children's Awards, the Teen Choice Awards and four nominations for the Emmy.
Continuing to exploit a successful image, Miley starred in the same role in two «kindred» series of TV channel –«The Suite Life of Zack and Cody» (2006-2009) and «The Suite Life on Deck» (2009-2010) with Dylan and Cole Sprouse (the latter project had even overtaken the ratings of «Hannah Montana»).
The next time the young star appeared on TV only in 2016, it was a six-series-film «Crisis in Six Scenes» by Woody Allen where Miley was in the lead with Woody himself. The independent project of the prominent director was airing only on Amazon Video and had a very limited audience.
The rise of Miley Cyrus’ musical career is closely intertwined with the success of the project «Hannah Montana» as the main theme for the series became her first single «The Best of Both Worlds», and the first album was recorded as the soundtrack to the film. The disc released October 24, 2006, and it instantly resulted in a runaway success. However, the performer of the songs was named as Hannah Montana, not Miley Cyrus yet.
Hannah Montana - Nobody's Perfect
But soon this injustice has been fixed: on June 26, 2007, the new double album «Hannah Montana-2 / Meet Miley Cyrus» was released: the first disc was a soundtrack for the second season, and the second part has become the Miley’s debut album as an independent singer. Her new musical work exceeded all expectations: the album had not only hit the top of the charts but also became platinum three times.
The 2008 year nailed down the success of Miley as a singer. In July her new album «Breakout» released, which had already nothing to do with the Hannah Montana «theme», but, nonetheless, also went platinum. A year later, Miley introduced another remarkable musical work, the album «The Time of Our Lives» including the real hit – the main song for the movie «The Last Song», called «When I Look at You». Critics called the album «one more step» to ensure that the singer could finally say goodbye to Hannah Montana.
Miley Cyrus - When I Look At You
Shortly thereafter, the girl managed a big concert tour «Wonder World Tour» across North America and Europe. The audience noted that the young singer was really good in ballads, and also some rock chic appeared in her manners. The tour was a great success, and all 64 million dollars income was handed over to the «City Of Hope» organization to help people suffering from cancer.
Miley Cyrus from the 2009 year
In 2010, the album «Can’t Be Tamed» was released, and the title track got a vivid dance video. Then in the spring of the 2011 year, Miley Cyrus made a «Gypsy Heart Tour» in South America. During this period, the girl has changed her image – she no longer wanted to be a teenager star but tried to be accepted as an adult singer.
Miley Cyrus in a photoshoot for Maxim (2013)
The efforts were rewarded: in the 2013 year Miley hit the top of «100 sexiest women in the world» according to the magazine «Maxim», and her single «We Can't Stop» was recognized as the best summer track of the 2013 year. In autumn of the same year, Cyrus released a fourth studio album «Bangerz», which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category «Best Pop Vocal Album». For the authentic and quite erotic video for the song «Wrecking Ball», she received the «MTV Video Music Awards» award.
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Early next year the singer embarked on a world tour, and her «adult» behavior on the stage sometimes became quite provocative, so Miley’s concerts even got an «R» rating. In «menu» of performances were latex swimsuits, obscene gestures, active twerk, and kisses with girls from the backup dancers.
Growing up, Miley Cyrus opted for an outrageous image
One of the critics compared the behavior of the singer with the «train wreck» in the classical sense because the audience's reaction showed a mixture of confusion, fright, and horror in a dense cocktail with embarrassment. The same risky was her stage image in the next «Milky Milky Milk Tour» in 2015.
Many people were shocked by the sudden change in the lifestyle of the singer
In 2015 Miley Cyrus collaborated with the independent psychedelic rock group The Flaming Lips; in particular, they re-recorded The Beatles’ «Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band». In the same year, she released her fifth studio album, the experimental psychedelic disc «Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz». She described it as «slightly psychedelic, but still, from the world of pop music».
In the year 2016, the singer participated in the television show «Voice» as a mentor.
Voice: Miley Cyrus is singing
In the autumn of 2017 was released her sixth studio album «Younger Now» which included the famous singles «Malibu» and «Inspired». Fans could have sighed with relief: extravagant singer behavior gradually becomes a thing of the past.
Miley Cyrus is 5'5'' tall
«Now I feel myself a completely different person», – she confessed. – «I don't want to say that I was not myself before. But here's what I'm in the last album – it's a real me».
Miley Cyrus is the actress
The first adult film work of the young actress was the leading role in the melodrama «The Last Song» (2010), the debut feature film directed by Julie Ann Robinson, in which Miley's partners were Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear.
On filming «The Last Song» Miley Cyrus met Liam Hemsworth
Because Miley's character hails from New York, the young actress had a long visit with a speech therapist, to get rid of her southern accent. In addition, Miley has recorded two songs for the soundtrack, including the main theme «When I Look at You».
«The Last Song» - Trailer
Despite the box-office success, critics did not highly appreciate Miley Cyrus like an adult actress: in their opinion, she either lacked experience or talent. After that, the cinema finally became less important for Miley than the music world. She, undoubtedly, managed to decorate with her appearance such pictures as «LOL», «So Undercover », «A Very Murray Christmas», but now the famous singer more often is left to play only herself.
On the shooting of the film «LOL»
More successful than the roles in the feature films was Miley's work on voice-over animation characters. Her work on the full-length animated film «Bolt» can be considered a breakthrough. She voiced the hostess of the main character, a puppy named Bolt (voiced by John Travolta). This cartoon was well-received with 310 million dollars at the box-office and was also nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Miley received another Golden Globe nomination for the song «I Thought I Lost You» recorded for the film.
Girl voiced cartoon character «Bolt»
As Miley Cyrus has an impressive income from a young age, she is regularly involved in charity work. She supports the City of Hope National Medical Center and also helps the Elton John AIDS Foundation and many other charitable projects aimed at treating various diseases, protecting animals, and so on.
In 2013, the year when everybody began to discuss her extravagant behavior, Miley had finally realized: «If so many people ready to discuss what I'm doing, it probably can be used for good. You can change anything for the better instead just give rise to gossip».
In August 2014 Miley organized the private fund «The Happy Hippie» in aid of homeless, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable categories of citizens.
At the end of 2017, the matured Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth realized that they lack a baby in their happy family. The couple is quite ready to become responsible and loving parents, and now the singer quit smoking and drinking alcohol, and also began exercising in the gym to keep fit. According to relatives, future spouses are concentrated on the birth of their first child «as seriously, as never before». However, Miley had already spread the rumor of pregnancy, but it was a joke.
there are rumors of a secret wedding, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
In 2017, the singer was ranked as the most active star-philanthropist, sharing first place with Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande (her very close friend), Rihanna, Chance the Rapper, and other stars. In 2018 she had completed her work in the TV show «Voice».
Private life of Miley Cyrus
From 2009 to the 2013 year Miley Cyrus was in a relationship with a colleague from the film «The Last Song», Liam Hemsworth. At one time they were even engaged, but after the break, Miley told the press: «I don't like this kind of relationship when two people try to become one. I don't think I’m craving for that kind of co-dependence».
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth met in 2009
From autumn 2014 to spring 2015 year girl has been dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of a legendary actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. But despite the warm attitude of the parents of the young man, these relationships occurred to be fragile and could be classified as an infatuation.
Actress dated son of Arnold Schwarzenegger
Soon Miley claimed herself to be bisexual, and from July 2015 she had an affair with the Victoria’s Secrets model Stella Maxwell, but these feelings also faded away, not lasting a couple of months.
Miley had a short romance with Stella Maxwell
At the same time, the star announced her pansexuality and even gender variation, but, however, such statements reflect rather the social position of Miley than her actual sexuality and self-perception.
I am ready to love anyone that loves me for who I am! I am open.
Finally, in January 2016, she «restarted» her relationships with Liam Hemsworth, and in autumn the couple engaged again. At the same time, Miley confessed to being pretty jealous, and she worries when Liam is working on stage with beautiful actresses. However, in general, the couple looks happy. In January 2018 they were rumored to be married.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth together again (2017)
In the year 2017 star’s bank account was full of 200 million dollars, and for all the career (2001-2017) she had already earned about 360 million dollars. Miley is a confessed drug user, she supports psychedelic drug legalization and few times smoked marijuana in public, stating that it is «the best drug on Earth».
They had been spouses for only 8 months before the fans suspected something wrong. They noticed no wedding ring on Miley's finger on one of her new pics on Instagram. After 11 days she announced the divorce with Liam.
The next man who subdued the girl's heart was a singer Cody Simpson. They used to be friends but after Cyrus' divorce, they became a couple.
Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend Cody Simpson
Miley Cyrus Now
In May 2019, she released a mini-album with 6 new songs ' She Is Coming'. Also, she planned it as the first part of a trilogy or a 7th studio album. The next EPs are 'She Is Here' and 'She is Everything'.
Miley Cyrus – Mother's Daughter
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