Miranda Wilson was born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Her given name was Cheryl Ann, which she changed to Miranda, in her mid twenties.
After moving around a great deal in her childhood, her family settled in the San Francisco Bay Area when she was 10. Growing up in California was ideal. There was the easy access to the natural world, which she loves, and the excellent public schools, which were extremely well resourced. During her four years in high school, Miranda had the opportunity to perform in 9 stage productions in a beautiful 500 seat proscenium arch theatre with a full orchestra pit, fly loft and trap room. Musicals, comedies and dramas. A perfect training ground for a life in the acting arts. After high school, Miranda did a four year Fine Arts degree at University of California, Santa Barbara, majoring in Theatre Arts with an Acting emphasis.
After graduating from UCSB, Miranda headed to LA where she worked two different jobs as a waitress, for two months, saving enough to drop the night job and audition for a play. It was this performance, as Lady Kathleen Kennett Scott in 'Terra Nova' by Ted Tally, at The Morgan Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, that secured her the audition for Days Of Our Lives. And that was the start of her professional career.