Disney Channel’s success story Miley Cyrus was born into a Nashville showbiz family in 1992.
Her father, Grammy-nominated country performer Billy Ray Cyrus, has sold more than 20 million records and appeared on the TV series Doc from 2001-2004.
Cyrus first appeared alongside her dad on the small screen in Doc before auditioning for Hannah Montana at the age of 12, though Disney execs considered her too young for the title role. She was extended the offer two years later, and was on the series from 2006 to 2011.
Hoping to break the Disney Channel image, Cyrus released her huge transition album, Can’t Be Tamed in 2010. During this time, Cyrus met fiancé — Liam Hemsworth — co-starring in the Nicholas Sparks film adaptation of The Last Song. The on-again, off-again couple split shortly after the release of her 2013 hit album Bangerz. Bangerz was an international success, ranking No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and selling over 270,000 copies in just the first week.
Cyrus and Hemsworth resumed their engagement January 2016, and made their first public outing in for lunch in Los Angeles that same month. Cyrus is currently in the midst of creating her sixth studio album while working as a coach for the eleventh season of The Voice.