Heritage Middle School
Was cast in Woody Allen's scripted TV series for Amazon Studios
Released her fifth studio album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz
Hosted the MTV Video Music Awards
Appeared in the Seth Rogen Christmas comedy "The Night Before"
Controversial performance with Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Awards
Fourth album Bangerz features the hits "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop"
Co-starred with Demi Moore in the remake of the French film "LOL"
Nominated for the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Starred as a rebellious teen in the coming-of-age drama "The Last Song"
Made a cameo appearance in "Sex and the City 2"
Reprised TV role for the feature-length "Hannah Montana: The Movie"; produced and co-starred by her father Billy Ray Cyrus; also performed several songs on the soundtrack
Voiced the title character's owner and co-star Penny in the animated feature "Bolt"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for performing the song "I Thought I Lost You"
Signed with Hollywood Records to do four albums
Released her follow up album Hannay Montana 2/ Meet Miley Cyrus
Performed a concert as her alter ego "Hannah Montana" at Walt Disney World in Florida
Released debut album, the soundtrack to "Hannah Montana"; album went double platinum
Guest starred on Disney Channel’s "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" as Hannah Montana, leading to her own series
Landed the lead on the hit Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana"
Received her first guitar from her father, a Daisy Rock Guitar; in 2004 she became the company spokesperson
Won the part of 'Young Ruthie' in Tim Burton’s "Big Fish"
Guest starred on her father’s series "Doc," sparking her interest in acting
Known for such albums as "Breakout" and "Can't Be Tamed"
She worked hard to lose her southern accent only to have Disney request that she speak in a southern drawl on "Hannah Montana."
She promised her parents that she would live at home until she was 20. In exchange, her parent’s gave her a small section of their house with a bedroom and separate seating area for her to "chill out."
Cyrus to Vanity Fair magazine on whether or not she was anxious taking the now infamous Annie Leibovitz photos: "No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, this looks pretty, and really natural. I think it's really artsy. It wasn't in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That's what she wanted me to do, and you can't say no to Annie. She's so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you're like, O.K." – from Vanity Fair, June 2008
Cyrus on the famous Vanity Fair photos: "I was embarrassed…but also it’s like, every career thing that I do can’t be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong. I think that just makes me even more relatable. I don’t think people will look at me any differently because they’re like,’You know what, I’m going to do stupid stuff too, and I’m going to make mistakes, and that’s fine.’ It still hurts when I think about it." – from Billboard magazine, July 2008
"People in this industry think, I just gotta keep getting more money, and I'm like, What are you getting more money for? You probably couldn't even spend it all in this lifetime. People get more famous, so that they can make their brand more famous, so that they can sell more s***, so that they can make more money. It's a never-ending cycle. Getting more money, having more hits, being the lead in the movie—those things might stimulate you, but they don't make you happy. I've experienced it all already, and I'm telling you firsthand, it doesn't." - from Marie Claire, September 2015
Her birth name was Destiny Hope Cyrus because her parents thought that she would achieve great things, but she was such a happy baby her father gave her the nickname "Smiley," later shortened to Miley.