Selena Gomez Profile
Birth Name: Selena Marie Gomez
Birth Date: July 22, 1992
Birth Place: Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Claim to fame: As Alex Russo in Disney's series "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007)
Height: 5' 5"
Father: Ricardo Gomez
Mother: Mandy Cornett
Relation: Justin Bieber (pop singer)
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 minor 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".
Since then, Selena enjoyed the title of Disney darling. Known for acting, Selena also thrives on 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.
Meanwhile, Selena's first major breakout into the movie world was as one of the titular characters in "Ramona and Beezus". Movie offers kept rolling since then, including "Monte Carlo" and "13 Reasons Why". At the same time, Selena announced her last year on "Wizards".