Selena Gomez

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez in 2012.
Background information
Birth name Selena Marie Gomez
Born July 22, 1992 (1992-07-22) (age 22)
Grand Prairie, Texas,[1]
United States
Genres Pop, dance, electropop, pop rock, EDM, Dubstep
Occupations Actress, singer, songwriter, dancer
Years active 2002–present
Labels Hollywood Records (2008-present)
Associated acts Selena Gomez & the Scene, Forever The Sickest Kids, Demi Lovato, Drew Seeley

Official Website

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Selena Marie Gomez[2] (born July 22, 1992)[1] is an American actress and recording artist.

Early life[change | change source]

She was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents are Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez. She was born to a half-Italian mother and a Mexican-American father. They got a divorce and Mandy remarried when Selena was 14. Gomez was named after American Tejano pop singer Selena.[3] Gomez said that Selena means a lot to her and her family.[3] Selena is a Catholic.[4] Selena's younger maternal half-sister Scarlett Teefey died on December 16, 2011 of complications following a premature birth and second younger half-sister, Gracie Elliott Teefey, was born in the summer of 2013.

Acting career[change | change source]

Selena Gomez shown during making of Monte Carlo June 2010

On Disney Channel, she first guest starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana. She is best known for playing Alex Russo on the Disney Channel series, Wizards of Waverly Place. She has starred in the television movies, Another Cinderella Story and Princess Protection Program. She also voiced in Horton Hears a Who! and Hotel Transylvania.

Singing career[change | change source]

Selena Gomez on tour in 2013.

Gomez was ranked seventh on Forbes' list of Breakout Stars of 2008. Her four albums are Stars Dance (2013), When The Sun Goes Down (2011), A Year Without Rain (2010) and Kiss and Tell (2009).

Singles[change | change source]

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