Her paternal grandfather was Democratic politician Ron Cyrus.
Cyrus was initially educated at Heritage Elementary School in Tennessee.
Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley).
She has 5 siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister and a younger brother and sister.
Her birth name is Destiny Hope, given to her by her parents who hoped she would achieve greatness.
Her childhood nickname was Smiley, as she had a cheerful disposition which was eventually shortened to Miley.
In 2005, Cyrus was cast as the lead in the Disney series Hannah Montana, about a teen leading a double life as a pop star. The show was a smash and hit records, sell-out tours and merchandising deals soon followed. Following the success of Hannah Montana, Cyrus made the move into other roles - including playing Ronnie Miller in The Last Song and Lola in LOL alongside Demi Moore.
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