After becoming a child television star playing the title character on the hit Disney series Hannah Montana , she went on to become an international pop star with such hit songs as " Party in the U.S.A. " and " Wrecking Ball ." In 2017, she served as a coach on The Voice .
She was born Destiny Hope and was given the nickname Smiley, which evolved into Miley, while growing up on a farm in the suburbs of Nashville.
She was included on Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People in both 2008 and 2014. She has frequently advocated for animal rights and is known to be vegan.
Her mother is Tish Cyrus and her father is country singer Billy Ray Cyrus . She became engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth ; but the couple briefly split in 2013 before resuming their engagement in 2016. She dated Patrick Schwarzenegger for about a year while she and Hemsworth were apart.