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Miley Ray Cyrus



Birth Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus

Date of Birth: 23 November 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Nickname: Smiley, Miley

Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)


Biography


Miley Ray Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of Leticia "Tish" (née Finley) and country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and the granddaughter of the late Ron Cyrus. She has two elder half-brothers, Christopher Cody and Trace, the latter being the vocalist and guitarist of an electronic rock band, Metro Station in California. She also has an older half-sister, Brandi, a younger brother, Braison, and a younger sister, Noah, who is also an actress. She was named Destiny Hope because her parents believed that she would accomplish great things.[3] Cyrus gained her nickname "Miley" because she kept smiling ("Smiley") as a youngster. Cyrus attended Heritage Middle School, and now has a private tutor. She grew up on her parents' farm outside of Nashville.

Cyrus became interested in acting at age nine when the family briefly lived in Toronto, Canada. Her first acting role was as a guest star on her father's television series Doc, in which she played a girl named Kylie. In 2003, she played "Young Ruthie" in Tim Burton's Big Fish and was credited as Destiny Cyrus. She was also featured in Rhonda Vincent's music video for "If Heartaches Have Wings", and appeared on Colgate Country Showdown with her father, who was hosting the program.

Cyrus was eleven years old when she originally auditioned for Disney for the lead as well as the "best friend" roles. Disney Channel executives then judged her to be "too small", however Miley was persistent in her desire to be part of the show, so Disney called her back for further auditions when she turned 12. According to Disney Channel Executive Vice President Gary Marsh, Cyrus was chosen for Hannah Montana because of her energetic and lively performance and was seen as a person who "loves every minute of life", with the "everyday relatability of Hilary Duff and the stage presence of Shania Twain". She spent several years to get rid of her Southern accent, but in the end Disney wanted her to revive it. Later in an unusual twist, Cyrus had to audition her own father, Billy Ray Cyrus, to see if he would fit the role as Hannah's dad. Cyrus currently stars in Hannah Montana as the lead character Miley Stewart, whose alter ego is the pop music sensation Hannah Montana.

Cyrus performed both as herself and in character as Hannah Montana on a North American Best of Both Worlds Tour that started on October 18, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri; the tour was extended, due to high demand, until January 31, 2008, with 69 total dates, 14 more than previously planned. The Jonas Brothers were the opening act for most of the tour. Tour tickets for each date sold out in record time after they went on sale, disappointing large numbers of fans.

Cyrus is good friends with fellow Hannah Montana co-stars Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso, often texting and conference calling each other during busy days. Miley Cyrus also taught Emily Osment how to play the guitar and Osment taught Cyrus how to knit. She is also friends with the stars of the highly successful TV movie High School Musical, including Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody stars including Brenda Song. In an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she stated that she looks up to Hilary Duff as her role model. On January 29, 2008 Miley Cyrus officially changed her name to "Miley Ray Cyrus," her middle name reflecting that of her father's.

In an interview with USA Today, Cyrus was quoted as saying her faith is "the main thing" and is the reason why she works in Hollywood. When interviewed by Parade, she added that she attends church regularly with her family. In an interview to Christianity Today, Billy Ray said, "Being Christian, we believe in heaven" and "We also had a great church, and when you give up your church, your pastor, and the community you are involved in, you're making a big sacrifice. Let's face it, Hollywood is a completely different environment than Franklin, Tennessee". She also has many pets, including horses, dogs, cats, fish, and chickens.

Currently Miley is working on a movie spin-off from Hannah Montana, titled The Hannah Montana Movie which is due to be released early 2009.


Trivia

Daughter of singer/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia "Tish" Cyrus. Sister of Noah Lindsey Cyrus

Has five siblings: older paternal half-brother Christopher Cody, older maternal half-brother Trace, older maternal half-sister Brandi, and younger siblings Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey.

Her favorite sport is cheerleading.

Her favorite book is, "Don't Die, My Love."

Her favorite song by her Dad is "Achy Breaky Heart."

Has written over a hundred songs and some of them have been used on her show, "Hannah Montana" (2006).

Her favorite singers are Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, and Ashlee Simpson.

Her favorite album is Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway".

Her favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.

Likes to eat Chinese food.

Favourite hobby is going shopping.

She loves to watch High School Musical with her sisters.

She has three dogs, Loco (because "It's crazy!"), Juicy (because of the clothing brand) and her newest dog, Minnie Pearl.

Miley was on the green team for 2 summers in a row in the Disney Channel Games.

She has never taken formal singing lessons (as of June 2007).

Started auditioning for Hannah Montana when she was 11 years old, She originally tried out for the part of Lilly Truscott.

Was ranked #17 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.

Ranked #12 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "future stars of tomorrow".

In January 2008 she legally changed her name from Destiny Hope Cyrus to Miley Ray Cyrus. Ray is for her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Miley was her nickname, given because as a baby, she always smiled. Smiley evolved into Miley in baby slang.

Released a 3D concert movie of her Best of Both Worlds Tour on February 1st, 2008. It became the highest grossing Super Bowl weekend release ever.

Was ranked #22 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actress list. (2008).

Nick Jonas



Birth Name: Nicholas Jerry Jonas

Date of Birth: 16 September 1992, Dallas, Texas, USA

Nickname: Nick J, Nick

Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)


Biography


Nicholas Jonas was born on September 16, 1992, in Dallas, Texas. He has been singing ever since he was little and has starred in several Broadway musicals. Some of them include Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun Out, and A Christmas Carol. His band, the Jonas Brothers, include two of his brothers, Kevin and Joe. The band actually started as a solo project of his.


Trivia

Favorite baseball team are the new york Yankees.

His favorite sport is baseball.

His favorite actors are Matt Long and Keri Lynn Pratt. who both star in Jack and Bobby.

He has type 1 diabetes (diaganosed in 2005 while on tour.).

He uses an OmniPod for his Type 1 diabetes.

Born in Dallas Texas, grew up in Wyckoff New Jersey, and now resides in Los Angeles.

His band The Jonas Brothers have had over 7 music videos on TV.

Is a fan of Stevie Wonder.

Started on Broadway and once missed a family vacation to be in a play.

Was doing a solo project until his agent discovered his brothers (Kevin and Joe) had talent also.

Got discovered singing, while getting his haircut.

Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.

His favorite science subject is geology.

His favorite school subject is spelling.

His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

His favorite band is Fall Out Boy.

His favorite baseball player is Derek Jeter.

His favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.

He plays the electric and acoustic guitar, piano, and the drums.

He collects baseball cards.

Had a dog gamed Cocco.

Some of his hobbies includes playing baseball and golf, collecting baseball cards, tennis, songwriting and music.

His favorite movie is Finding Neverland and his favorite song is "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder.

He owns 12 guitars.

His favorite musicians are Stevie Wonder, Fall Out Boy, and Switchfoot.

Joe Jonas



Birth Name: Joseph Adam Jonas

Date of Birth: 15 August 1989, Casa Grande, Arizona, USA

Nickname: Joe, JJ, DJ Danger

Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)


Biography

Joseph's original plan, before becoming a singer, was slightly different than his brothers. He first dreamed of becoming a comedian and wanted to audition for sketch comedy shows,but he was always attached to music and loved listening to different kinds of music, especially rock. In his spare time he enjoys jogging and working out. His favorite color is blue, and some of Joe's favorite foods are Chicken cutlet sandwiches with mayo, and Chocolate marshmallow ice cream. His favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, and he enjoys the sport Wiffel Ball.


Trivia


Brothers are Kevin, Nick, and Frankie.

He plays keyboard, guitar, tambourine, and lead vocals for the Jonas Brothers.

Before becoming a musician he wanted to be a comedian.

Enjoys running.

Favorite drink orange Gatorade.

Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman.

Favorite Sport: Wiffel Ball.

Favorite Band: Copeland and Switchfoot.

Favorite Actor: Jim Carey.

Before being in the Jonas Brothers with his two brothers Kevin and Nick, he was back up vocalists with his older brother Kevin.

Along with his two brothers Kevin and Nicholas, he performed at their church. They had been part of the church choir.

Was born in Casa Grande, Arizona, grew up in Wyckoff New Jersey and now resides in Los Angeles.

Became home-schooled in 7th grade.

Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.

Collected G.I. Joe action figures and pens as a child.

His favorite movie is School For Scoundrels.

Favorite sport is soccer.

His favorite school subject is math.

His favorite author is Dr. Seuss.

His favorite holiday is Valentine's Day.

His favorite book is A Wrinkle In Time.

His favorite band is Switchfoot.

His favorite singer is Johnny Lang.

Paul Kevin Jonas



Birth Name: Paul Kevin Jonas II

Date of Birth: 5 November 1987, Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

Nickname: Kev

Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)


Biography

Named after his father, Paul Kevin Jonas (widely known as Kevin), was born on November 5th, 1987 in Teaneck, New Jersey. Him being the oldest brother of 3 younger brothers, Kevin is the one that all the brothers look up to. His mother is named Denise Jonas. He is part Italian, Irish, German and Cherokee Indian. Kevin is known for being in the band titled "Jonas Brothers" this band only includes two of his three other brothers, Joe and Nick.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Katerina N. of Philly


Trivia

His favorite sport is pole vaulting.

3 Brothers, Joe, Nick, and Frankie, eldest of these children.

Brothers include Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Frankie Jonas.

His favorite school subjects were Latin and history.

Favorite game is monopoly.

His favorite holiday is Christmas.

His favorite actor is James Dean.

His favorite singer is John Mayer.

His favorite actresses are Rachel Mcadams and Hayden Panettiere.

His favorite hobby is bowling.

Frankie Jonas



Birth Name: Franklin Nathaniel Jonas

Date of Birth:
28 September 2000, Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA

Nickname: Bonus Jonas, Frank the Tank


Biography


Frankie Jonas was born to Kevin Jonas Sr. and Denise Jonas in Wycoff, New Jersey. He is in a band called Drop/Slap whose cd should come out before the Year 3000, and he also has a role in the upcoming Disney Channel television series, J.O.N.A.S.!


Trivia


"That's Just the Way We Roll" is his favorite song from his brothers' sophomore CD (the second CD - Jonas Brothers).

Plays football on a team called the Jr. Hornets. He plays center field, meaning he calls all the huddles.

He is a huge New York Yankees fan.

Is in his own band called RockSlap.

Favorite color-red orange.

Plays Youth football on a team called Jr. Hornets.

He is the youngest of all the Jonas Brothers.

Brothers include Paul Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas.

Raven-Symoné



Birth Name: Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman

Date of Birth: 10 December 1985, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nickname: Rae, Rave

Height: 5' 2½" (1.59 m)


Biography


Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but at a young age moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called "Ghost Dad", which also starred the legendary Bill Cosby. She was deemed too young for the role since was only 3 years old, but Cosby could see she had talent. They asked Raven to come back to read lines, and she did so well that she got a starring role as Olivia on the last three seasons of "The Cosby Show". After the show finished its run, she decided to try something new like singing. In 1993, she became the youngest person ever to sign with MCA Records. She also went back to acting with a starring role in "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", alongside Mark Curry and a small role in the TV mini-series "Queen". After another small role in the feature film The "Little Rascals" and the role of Goldilocks in the TV series "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child", "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" ended.

Raven's singing career was doing well and she landed a role in "Doctor Dolittle" alongside Eddie Murphy and a made-for-TV movie called "Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century". She also starred in "Dr. Dolittle 2", but she was not available to do "Zenon: The Zequel" . However, the Walt Disney Company, which made the Zenon movies, wanted her back to do a pilot for a new Disney TV show called "Absolutely Psychic" in which she would be a supporting character. She impressed them so much that they changed the show's premise to be about her and the show's name was changed to "That's So Raven". After the show was a hit she did the made-for-TV movie The "Cheetah Girls" and recorded a new album. A movie based on "That's So Raven" may be in the works.


Trivia

Graduated from Atlanta's North Springs High School in June 2004.

She plans to attend culinary school

Once shared an apartment in Los Angeles with her friend, Lindsay Lohan.

Daughter of Christopher B. Pearman and Lydia Gaulden.

The city of Winnfield gave her the key to the city and declared 20th of December 1989 as Raven-Symone Day.

She went to Alpharetta's Webb Bridge Middle School.

Has been singing since the age of 4

As of 2005, the youngest person ever to be signed by MCA records.

The first song by Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott to be played on the radio was sung by Raven.

An excellent cook. In "That's So Raven", her character frequently cooks the wrong way for comedic results.

In high school, Geometry was her difficult subject.

Performed on Broadway at the age of five.

Favorite fruits are mangoes and bananas. Favorite snacks are pickles, potato chips, creme brulée, and shrimp with cheese grits.

Adrienne Bailon



Date of Birth: 24 October 1983, Lower Eastside Manhattan, New York, USA

Nickname: Age

Height: 5' (1.52 m)


Biography

Adrienne Eliza Bailon was born on October 24, 1983 in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, New York. She was raised by her loving mother, Nilda, father, Freddie, and stepfather, Joe. Adrienne also has an older sister named Claudette. She is three years older than Adrienne. When they were younger, Adrienne and her sister would sing for their family and friends at home. They always knew that singing was what they wanted to do when they grew up. Adrienne's major breakthrough occurred on one fateful day in 1999. She was singing with her church at Madison Square Garden, when the one and only Ricky Martin walked through the doors. He asked that the four best singers from her choir be chosen to sing back up for him for his concert that night. Adrienne was one of those singers. Although this was exciting, her real breakthrough came when she was asked to join the R&B group 3LW, along with Naturi Naughton and Kiely Williams. Their self-titled debut "3LW" was released in 2000 and went double platinum! A week before the release of their 2nd album "A Girl Can Mack" Naturi Naughton left the group. The members of 3LW now include Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Jessica Benson. 3LW are currently preparing for the release of their 3rd album.


Trivia


She is the oldest member of her R&B group, 3LW, and has been singing since she was about 5 years old. She has an older sister named Claudette. Her cousin, 'Jorge Santos', is Christina Aguilera's ex-boyfriend and dancer.

Is of Puerto Rican/Ecuadorian/American.

Fluent in Spanish.

Sabrina Bryan



Birth Name: Reba Sabrina Hinojos

Date of Birth: 16 September 1984, Yorba Linda, California, USA

Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)


Biography


Sabrina Bryan is a member of the multi-platinum recording act, The Cheetah Girls, as well as a star of the hugely successful Disney Channel movie franchise of the same name. In addition, it was recently announced that she will star on the fifth season of Dancing With the Stars, set to premiere on September 24, 2007

Sabrina has been performing since she was seven years old. She desperately wanted to be in the movies and begged her parents to let her audition. Her parents were supportive, but wanted to make sure that she could deal with the pressure and registered her in a pageant. Sabrina wowed the audience and proved to her parents that she had the "right stuff."

Sabrina's life completely changed when she was cast as "Dorinda" in the Disney Channel movie, THE CHEETAH GIRLS. "When they told me I had the part, I screamed so loud and immediately had to call my parents and tell them my amazing news!" When The Cheetah Girls movie debuted in August of 2003 it broke the ratings record as the most successful Disney Channel movie in history and the soundtrack sold 2 million units. The second movie The Cheetah Girls 2: When In Spain took back the ratings title from High School Musical in August of 2006 and the soundtrack has sold more than 1.6 million units so far. Sabrina is scheduled to reprise her role of "Dorinda" in The Cheetah Girls 3 set in India and to be released in Summer 2008.

Sabrina is currently developing film, television, internet and book properties to star in and also to produce with her production company, and is also working on a solo album project. Sabrina recently set up a fiction book entitled "Princess of Gossip" with Pocket/MTV Books. She is co-writing the book with top YA author Julia DeVillers.


Trivia


Drives a red mustang.

Has a sister named Starr.

She is Caucasian (on her mother's side) and Mexican (on her father's side).

Was a song team member during her 4 years of high school.

She attended Chapman University in Orange, California from 2003 until 2007, she studied Public Relations and Advertising.

She attended Esperanza High School from 1998 and graduated in 2002.

She collects Disney movies on DVD.

Her favorite music artists include Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson.

Her favorite actor is Jim Carrey.

Her favorite actress is Jennifer Love Hewitt.

She loves to wake-board and snowboard.

She's a huge USC Trojans Football fan.

She played soccer for 9 years.

She has a pet Shih Tzu called Rocky.

She has been performing since she was 7 years old.

Kiely Williams



Birth Name: Kiely Alexis Williams

Date of Birth:
9 July 1986, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)


Biography

Kiely Alexis Williams is a singer, actress, writer, and dancer most notable for singing in the girl groups 3LW (3 Little Women) and The Cheetah Girls. Williams learned to sing and produce music in her home where her mother, who was a music artist manager, had a recording studio. Williams first came to prominence as a member of the group 3LW. In 2001, as a member of 3LW, Williams earned two Lady of Soul Awards for "Best R&B/Soul Album for a group" and "Best New R&B/Soul Band or Duo". She's also starred in The Cheetah Girls films with fellow former 3LW member Adrienne Bailon. Following the success of The Cheetah Girls and its multi-platinum soundtrack, Williams, along with fellow stars of the film Adrienne Bailon and Sabrina Bryan created The Cheetah Girls as an actual singing group and began touring the US. The Cheetah Girls released their holiday album in October 2005 entitled Cheetah-Licious Christmas. The girls released their first official studio album, TCG, on September 25, 2007.


Trivia


Member of the singing group, 3LW.

As a member of 3LW, she toured with Nelly, NSync and Destiny's Child.

Recently starred in "The House Bunny" with Katharine McPhee.