who played the title character in the teen sitcom musical comedy hannah montana?
Cyrus auditioned for the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana when she was only eleven years old. She auditioned for the role of the title character’s best friend, but was instead called to audition for the lead role. Despite initially being denied the part due to being too “young and small” for the role, she was later selected as the lead due to her singing and acting abilities.
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, she held minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood. Cyrus became a teen idol for her portrayal of the starring character Miley Stewart in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006; her father Billy Ray Cyrus additionally starred in the show.
Cyrus subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records; her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for exceeding three million shipments. Cyrus released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008.