Selena Marie Gomez (born on July 22, 1992. ) in Grand Prairie, Texas, is an American singer and songwriter. Along with being a musician she is an actress too.
Selena is widely known for her role as ‘Alex Russo’ in the Disney Channel Original TV sitcom “Wizards of Waverly Place”, which won the prestigious “Emmy Award”. And her debut album “Kiss and Tell” raised her popularity to the stars.
Selena is of Mexican and Italian descent. She was named after ‘Tejano’ singer ‘Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’. Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old. In 2010 She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling.
When she was just 7 years old, Selena made her first TV appearance as ‘Gianna’ from “Barney and Friends” on Season 7. Afther she finished that project, she played a role in the movie “Spy Kids 3: Game Over” in 2003. In 2005, she appeared in “Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire” where she played the role of Emily Walker. Then she filmed a sidequel for the popular series called “Arwin”. The pilot for that series unfortunately wasn’t excepted by audience so the series was cancelled.
But in “Hannah Montana” Selena gained more attention. She played Hannah’s rival, pop star Mikayla in three episodes. A couple of years later she had a role in The Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. Selena has by now showed up in these movies: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Behaving Badly (2014), Rudderless (2014), Spring Breakers (2013), Getaway (2013), Aftershock (2013), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Hotel Transylvania 3D (2012), Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2011), Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2011), Monte Carlo (2011) and Ramona and Beezus (2010).
Selena also released 4 albums by now: For You (2014), Stars Dance (2013), When the Sun Goes Down (2011), A Year Without Rain (2010), A Year Without Rain [Deluxe Edition] (2010) and Kiss and Tell (2009). Selena launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, in 2008. She won the MTV Video Music Award in the category Best Pop Video for “Come and Get It” in 2013.
Selena raised funds for the charity called ‘Raise Hope for Congo’ which helps raise awareness about the violence against women of Kongo. She is also a big animal lover so she adopted all her pets from an animal shelter and at present she is having four dogs. She has been dating Justin Bieber for two years. Her best friend is Demi Lovato. She was out of public for a couple of months and people didn’t know the reason. She admitted later she has lupus, an autoimmune disease wich leaves you tired, attacks your tissues and organs and people feel depressed and achy.