Miley Cyrus (real name Destiny Hope Cyrus) was born in 1992, in Tennessee. She earned the nickname "Miley" as she was constantly smiling as a child.
Biography and Career:
Her parents, Billy Ray and Leticia, were related to Hollywood. Thus, little Miley was always fond of acting. Her debut TV appearance was in the father's TV show Doc. After that, she also starred in movies like Big Fish.
After a tough and long audition, she was selected to act in the lead role in Hannah Montana on Disney Channel in 2006. There she played a double role as a teenage pop star, still in high school. The show scored enormous success and turned the young girl into a star very soon.
The songs of the show also became popular with the fans and there was a huge demand for CDs of those tracks. Resp
onding to this stipulation, she set out on a live tour, which in turn produced huge publicity.
In the meantime she appeared on the magazine Vanity Fair. Though most of the photos, by photographer Annie Leibovitz, were satisfying, a few of them showed an overexposed Miley Cyrus. With that she received mixed response from the critic world; the debate giving the young star further media hype.
With starring for the third season in Hannah Montana, she also gave voice to the lead character in Pixar's Bolt. The movie release of Hannah Montana is also due in 2009. Apart from these, Miley has been given million dollars for writing an autobiography and Portfolio magazine has said Miley Cyrus "will be worth over $1 billion by the time she is 18".
Why is she famous?
Miley Cyrus is famous for acting in the lead role for the superhit Disney Channel TV show Hannah Montana. She is also the daughter of country musician Billy Ray Cyrus.
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"I think you have to decide the kind of person that you really want to be, and for me, it's just a sweet girl."
- Miley Cyrus
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