Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent.
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Initially settling in New York, she majored in writing and literature at Columbia University and studied acting with Harold Guskin.
At sixteen, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album.
Petersburg, Florida where she continued her training and finished school.
Her birth name is Destiny Hope Cyrus, because her parents hoped she
She has been married to Eric Winter since November 29,
Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg 's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.