Miley, star in Disney Channel's new live action comedy Hanna Montana. She plays Miley Stewart, a 14 years old girl leading a double life as pop singer Hannah Montana.
Born November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee, Cyrus developed a love for the stage after watching her dad, country singer and actor Bill Ray Cyrus, perform. After appearing as an extra in her dad's television projects, Cyrus got her first chance to act opposite him in a recurring role on the television series "Doc." Since then, she guested - starred on "Love Boat; The Next Wave" and appeared in the Tim Burton film "Big Fish."
Since recently relocated to Los Angeles from Nashville with her parents, sister Brandi and Noah, brothers Trace and Braison and their dog Loco. Their seven horses, three dogs and two cats remain in Nashville under her grandmother's care - one of the most difficult adjustments for Cyrus who enjoys braiding the horse's tails. Now in her spare time in Los Angeles, she enjoys talking on the phone with friends back home. She also follows in her father's footsteps by writing music, playing guitar and singing. Her musical influences are pos singers Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Duff and Ashley Simpson. In addition, she enjoys dancing and cheerleading - ESPN continues to rebroadcast competitions which features her Tennessee Premiere Cheerleading squad.
Miley managed to acquire the star role in the new Disney Channel original series, Hannah Montana. She stars as Miley Stewart, a teenage girl who leads a double life as a regular girl and rockstar Hannah Montana. She's been called a good role model by critics and viewers alike. She began the auditioning process at 11. At first they considered her too young and small for the part. She is best friends with her co-stars and star, Shanel Pelayo, Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, stars as Miley Stewart's father Robby Stewart.
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Miley Cyrus's mother died when Miley was just a baby... Her real name is Destiny Cyrus but because she smiled so much her dad called her "Smiley" which was shortened to Miley. Her dad is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She has two brothers, Trace and Braison, an older stepsister Brandi, and younger half-siblings Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey. Miley, although she has no mother lives a normal life with a dad as a country singer. Cyrus has also signed on for a record deal with Hollywood Records