Singer and actress Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas.
She was born to two young parents – Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Gomez. Mandy was just 16 when Selena was born.
Selena’s parents were divorced in 1997. Her mom later remarried.
Selena’s first acting role came at a young age. She played “Gianna” on “Barney & Friends” in 2001. She was on the show for two years.
In 2003 she landed a part in “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.”
Selena played minor roles in popular children’s shows “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana.”
In 2007 Selena landed her biggest role yet when she was cast in the Disney series “Wizards of Waverly Place.”
In 2008 Selena starred in “Another Cinderella Story.”
Selena’s BFF is fellow former-Disney star Demi Lovato. The two besties met during auditions for “Barney & Friends.”
Selena and Demi co-starred in the TV-movie “Princess Protection Program” in 2009.
She made her first movie for the big-screen when she played Beezus Quimby in “Ramona and Beezus” in 2010.
In 2011 she returned to the big screen in “Monte Carlo.”
After doing projects mainly aimed at children and teens, Selena took a more grown-up role in “Spring Breakers.”
In “Spring Breakers” she plays a college girl who is arrested after she and her friends rob a restaurant.
Selena has succeeded outside of acting as well. She has also found success as a singer and as a clothing designer.
After singing in some of her acting roles, Selena decided to try her hand at singing. She formed the group Selena & The Scene.
One of Selena’s biggest musical hits is “Love You Like A Love Song.”
Selena has her own clothing line, Dream Out Loud, that is sold at Kmart stores.
Aside from her accomplishments on-screen, in the studio and in the fashion world, Selena is likely most known for her on-again-off-again relationship with pop star Justin Bieber.
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