|Birth name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Born||July 22, 1992
Grand Prairie, Texas,
|Genres||Pop, dance, electropop, pop rock, EDM, Dubstep|
|Occupations||Actress, singer, songwriter, dancer|
|Labels||Hollywood Records (2008-present)|
|Associated acts||Selena Gomez & the Scene, Forever The Sickest Kids, Demi Lovato, Drew Seeley|
Early life[change | edit 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. Gomez said that Selena means a lot to her and her family. Selena is a Catholic. 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 | edit source]
On Disney Channel, she first guest starred on The Suite Life of Zach 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!.
Singing career[change | edit source]
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 | edit source]
- Tell Me Something I Don't Know (2008)
- Magic (2009)
- Falling Down (2009)
- Naturally (2010)
- Round & Round (2010)
- A Year Without Rain (2010)
- Shake It Up (2011)
- Who Says (2011)
- Love You Like a Love Song (2011)
- Hit the Lights (2011)
- Come & Get It (2013)
- Slow Down (2013)
- Love Will Remember (2013)
References[change | edit source]
- "Celebrity Central - Selena Gomez: Snapshot". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/selena_gomez. Retrieved 2009-01-30. "Birth Date July 22, 1992 Birth Place Grand Prairie, Texas"
- "Selena Gomez's Famous Name". E!Online.com. 22 August 2008. http://www.eonline.com/videos/v31013_Selena_Gomez__Famous_Name.html. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
- "Star spotlight: Selena Gomez". Scholastic. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750390. Retrieved 2010-06-20.