Born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992 Tennessee, Miley Cyrus is the daughter of ’90s country star Billy Ray Cyrus. Cyrus grew up on the family farm, near Nashville, Tennessee, with two siblings and three half-siblings. She was passionate about acting at a young age, appearing on her father’s television series, Doc, and in Tim Burton’s Big Fish (2003). Cyrus, who has made headlines for her romantic life, briefly dated Nick Jonas. Cyrus changed her legal name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Destiny Hope Cyrus biography and profile.