Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Birth Date: July 22, 1992
Birth Place: Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Height: 5’5″, 165cm
Weight: 119 lbs, 54 kg
Father: Ricardo Gomez
Mother: Mandy Gomez
Siblings: Gracie Elliot Teefey b. June 12, 2013 (half sister), Scarlett Teefey, deceased (half sister)
Selena Gomez was born July 22, 1992 to a Mexican American father and half Italian mother. She was named after the popular singer Selena, she was raised alone by her mother in Grand Prairie, Texas when her parents divorced. Mandy later remarried when Selena was 14.
Little Selena grew up watching her mother prepare for performances. At 7, she got a role in “Barney and Friends” and later in “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over”. Her talent was discovered by Disney Channel through a nationwide search. Her first stint on the channel was as a guest star on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana“. Blessed with potential, Selena was given her own show as one of the three kid wizards on “Wizards of Waverly Place“.
Beside pursuing career in television, Selena also scored small roles in “Another Cinderella Story” and “Horton Hears a Who!”. Her career in Disney got the boost as fellow teen Demi Lovato also gained popularity. Together, the bestfriends starred in a TV movie called “Princess Protection Program“. Due to the success of her TV series, Disney ordered the production of “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie“.
Known for acting, Selena alsoloves singing. She recorded for a DisneyMania album and “Another Cinderella Story” soundtrack. Hollywood Records then presented her with recording contract in 2008. She struck a close friendship with the members of Forever the Sickest Kids and made a collaboration in the song “Whoa Oh!”.
Selena then formed a music band and called them The Scene. The first album “Kiss & Tell” was released in September 2009 with the first single “naturally”. Album peaked at number 9 on Hot 200 and was certified Platinum by RIAA.
In between seasons of Wizards, Selena starred in the 20th Century Fox movie Ramona and Beezus (2010), filmed in Vancouver. She also appeared in Monte Carlo, co-starring with Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy as three girls who are on vacation when one is mistaken for a British heiress. Gomez has since continued to act landing notable roles, like the voice of Dracula’s daughter in the animated feature Hotel Transylvania (2012) and a co-lead in the crime drama Spring Breakers (2012), which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. She was most recently seen in thriller Getaway starring alongside Ethan Hawke.
When not working, Selena loves sports, especially basketball, surfing and skateboarding. She also enjoys cooking, photography and music. She’s currently learning to play guitar and drums so she can play with her band, Selena Gomez and the Scene, which won a 2011 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakthrough Artist. Selena, who dated teen pop idol Justin Bieber for almost two years, ending in November 2012, lives with her mother, her parents divorced when she was five, and their four dogs in Los Angeles.
Selena has won over 30 different awards including three Emmys, seven Teen Choice Awards, a People’s Choice Award and the Independent Spirit Award at Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Awards.
4 May, 2016
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