It is never easy growing up in the shadow of a famous personality, and one person who knows this too well is Noah Cyrus. Daughter to famed country music singer, Billy Ray Cyrus, and sister to the superstar singer and actress, Miley Cyrus, Noah struggled with feelings of underachievement at a young age. These feelings were further exacerbated by the hurtful comments that she read online, and so she found it absolutely unbearable being Miley’s little sister.
Noah Cyrus would struggle with her self-worth throughout her formative years but managed to survive it all. She has since come into her own as a budding singer and has released several EPs. She also has several industry accolades to her name, but best of all is that she maintains good relations with her famous older sister, who she has described as sunshine. Both sisters even got together to duet on the 2021 hit track, “I Got So High I Saw Jesus”. The spiritual tune saw each of the celebrity siblings complement each other for an awesome result.
1. There Is An Eight-Year Age Difference Between Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
Noah Cyrus was born on the 8th day of January 2000. This makes her eight years younger than her sister, Miley Cyrus, who was born on the 23rd day of November 1992. Both sisters and their family members grew up in the town of Nashville. They, however, had to move out to Los Angeles when Miley’s career blossomed.
In the city of angels, the girls continued their education and made their first forays into showbiz. Those first forays would later lead to the two becoming superstars who have excelled across music, television and so much more.
2. The Celebrity Sisters Made Their Acting Debut on Their Father’s TV Show, Doc
Both Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus got their first taste of acting thanks to their dad’s TV series, Doc. Doc is an American medical drama that ran from 2001 to 2004. It featured Billy Ray Cyrus in the lead role of Dr. Clint Cassidy, a kind-hearted doctor who leaves small-town Montana to work in the big city of New York.
Noah Cyrus appeared in a total of six episodes of the series, playing the role of Gracie Herbert (daughter of Clint’s colleague, Dr. Derek Herbert). Her older sister featured in about three episodes, cutting across the pilot, season two, and season four.
3. Both Sisters Have Supported Numerous Philanthropic Causes Over the Years
Miley Cyrus has been named one of the most charitable celebrities in the world and the reason is not farfetched. The singer has donated funds to help victims of natural disasters such as the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Harvey. She has also performed benefit concerts to raise money for numerous organizations over the years and is the founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization that works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations.
On her own part, Noah Cyrus is passionate about animal rights and has featured in ads for PETA. She has also supported the Jeb Foundation, a non-profit that helps teens and young adults suffering from mental health issues.
4. Noah and Miley Cyrus Have Four Other Siblings
Noah Cyrus and Miley Cyrus come from a large family background which includes one full-blood sibling named Braison, a half-brother from their father’s side named Christopher Cody, and two half-siblings from their mother’s side; sister Brandi and brother Trace. The pair were later adopted by Billy Ray.
Brandi Cyrus is in showbiz as an actress, singer, and DJ. She and her mother, Tish, co-host the bravo TV show, Cyrus vs. Cyrus: Design and Conquer. Another Cyrus sibling who is also in showbiz is Trace. He has served as a backup guitarist and vocalist for several bands. He is also a designer and owns his clothing company.
5. Miley Cyrus is Openly Pansexual While Noah Has Also Been Romantically Linked with Women
Miley Cyrus identifies as pansexual – a person whose sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards other people does not depend on their sex or identity. To this end, the singer has dated a mixture of males and females over the years, including Cody Simpson, Kaitlynn Carter, Stella Maxwell, and Nick Jonas. She was also married to Australian actor Liam Hemsworth but they divorced after a few years together.
Miley’s sister Noah has never come out to identify as anything and the natural presumption is that she is straight. It may, however, not be so as she has been romantically linked with singer Demi Lovato.
6. Noah Cyrus Featured in Hannah Montana Alongside Her Sister
It is quite known that Miley Cyrus emerged as a teen idol thanks to her appearance on the Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana. It is also known that she turned the series into a billion-dollar franchise that mesmerized many people around the world. People may, however, not know that Miley’s younger sister, Noah, also appeared in about six episodes of the series. She also scored the role of a backup dancer in 2009’s Hannah Montana: The Movie which was spearheaded by her sister. The film would go on to become a box office success, grossing $170 million on a budget of $30 million.
7. Both Sisters Have Been Nominated For A Grammy Award
Miley’s time on Hannah Montana saw her release five albums which went on to do well on the Billboard Top 200. She would subsequently focus on her own music career and has dropped several chart-topping albums and singles such as “The Climb”, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “Wrecking Ball”, and “We Can’t Stop”. She has received several accolades, including one Grammy nomination for the best pop vocal album in 2015.
Noah Cyrus also has a Grammy nomination to her name despite the relative shortness of her career. She dropped her first single, “Make Me (Cry)”, in December 2016. She has since followed it up with two EPs, Good Cry and The End of Everything, and received a Grammy nomination for best new artist in 2020.
8. Their Parents Have Filed For Divorce On Multiple Occasions
Noah and Miley’s parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, have been together for nearly three decades now but their relationship has had its shares of ups and downs. Billy Ray filed for divorce from Tish in 2010, saying that the Hannah Montana franchise had wrecked his family. Several months later, he withdrew the petition and stated that his relationship with his wife was on the mend. By 2013, it would be Tish’s turn to file for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Thankfully, the couple were able to work through their problems and the divorce petition was dismissed in 2017.
9. Miley and Noah’s Paternal Grandfather Served in the Kentucky House of Representatives For 21 Years
The Cyrus family may be synonymous with music now but back in the days, the family name was more associated with politics. This was thanks to their grandfather, Ron Cyrus. Ron belonged to the Democratic Party and was elected a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1975. He served for 11 consecutive terms for a total of 21 years. He also served in the USAF in Japan and was a beloved member of his community. Ron was also beloved by his family and his granddaughter, Miley, dedicated her 2007 song, “I Miss You”, to him. She also legally changed her middle name from Hope to Ray in his honor.