h selena gomez einai h8opoios,tragoudistria k peristasiakh sxediastria modas
To plhres onoma ths einai Selena Marie Gomez
Gennh8hke stis 22 July 1992
Einai 20 xronwn
Gennh8hke k megalwse sto Grand Prairie,Texas,USA
Einai karkinos sto zwdio
Ta nick ths einai Sel,Selly,Selenita alla k Conchita
H mhtera ths einai h prwhn h8opoios Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Teefey (nιe Cornett) ki o pateras ths o Ricardo Joel Gomez
Exei Me3ikanikes rizes ap'ton patera ths ki ap'th mana ths(h opoia htan uio8ethmenh)exei Italikes
Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated: "My family does have Quinceaρeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church."
Oi goneis ths xwrisan otan h Selena htan 5 xronwn
H mhtera ths th gennhse sthn hlikia twn 16 etwn ki emeine egkuos s'authn otan htan 15
To onoma ths einai ellhniko k shmainei "feggari/selhnh"
Exei ginei antikeimeno kritikhs pws xrhsimopoiei auto-tunes sta tragoudia ths k pws stis sunaulies ths tragoudaei playback
Thn apeilousan gia th zwh ths orismenoi haters ths,pou einai Beliebers,legontas oti tous phre ton Justin Bieber
Enas 4uxwsikos elege pws h8ele na th skotwsei giati tou to eipe o 8eos
Oi goneis ths empneusthkan to onoma Selena ap'thn Me3iko-Amerikana tragoudistria Selena
Exei 165 u4os
Einai 54 kila
Exei polu skoura kastana(sxedon maura),spasta mallia
Exei skoura kastana matia
Foraei 34B noumero soutien(2 dld)
Oi analogies ths einai _-58-87
Foraei 38 noumero papoutsiwn
T'agaphmeno ths xrwma einai to prasino alla ths aresei k to mauro k to mple
Foraei 34 noumero sta rouxa
T'agaphmena ths faghta einai h pizza me manitaria,turi k jalapane piperia,toursi,thganhto turi,garides,sokolata,snickers(glukisma me gkofreta,karamela,krema,amudgala k sokolata),good & plenty(kati san karamelitses),pagwto(sugkekrimena to Rocky Road)k mangko
T'agaphmena ths a3esouar einai ta braxolia,ta skoularikia k ta papoutsia
Arxize na thn endiaferei h upokritikh otan eblepa th mama ths na paizei
T'agaphmena ths merh einai h Australia,h Xabah,to Parisi,h Indonhsia,h Malaisia k ta tropika nhsia tou Pouerto Riko
Oi agaphmenoi ths kallitexnes einai oi e3hs:Johnny Depp,Britney Spears,Rachel McAdams,Shia Labeouf,Lady Sovereign,Justin Bieber,One Direction,Paramore,Fefe Dobson,Katy Perry,Nicki Minaj,Eminem,Cheryl Cole,Fall Out Boy,Rebbeca Black
T'agaphmena ths tragoudia einai ta e3hs: Baby One More Time(Britney Spears),Party Rock Anthem(LMFAO),What Makes You Beautiful(1D) k Friday(Rebbeca Black)
To agaphmeno ths zwo einai o skulos
3erei liga ispanika
Exei 5 skulia,Chip,Willy,Fina,Wallace,Baylor.Auta ta skulia ta exei uio8ethsei h idia k ta perissotera htan adespota
Ebgale diko ths arwma to 2012 to opoio onomazetai "Selena Gomez"
Einai monaxopaidi,h mama ths emeine egkuos ap'ton antra ths(patrios ths Selena)alla to exase
H idia leei pws an den htan h8opoios k tragoudistria,8a htan sef
T'agaphmena ths programmata sthn TV einai:Wizards of Waverly Place,Hannah Montana,Shake it Up,Friends
Oi agaphmenes ths tainies einai oi: Titanic,The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,Howl's Moving Castle,Spirited Away,Halloween,The Wizard of Oz,A Walk to Remember,The Notebook,The Vow k I Know What You Did Last Summer
Exei graftei ena tragoudi gi'auth k legetai Selena Gomez by Greg Kurka
Onomasthke o neoteros presbeuths ths UNICEF se hlikia 17 etwn
T'agaphmena ths eidh mousikhs einai h hiphop k h punk
Latreuei ta papoutsia Converse ki exei 20 zeugaria
Paizei drums,piano k ki8ara
Teleiwse to sxoleio kat'oikon
T'agaphmeno ths ma8hma sto sxoleio htan h Biologia
Protimaei thn upokritikh para to tragoudi
Exei mia mpanta pou onomazetai Selena Gomez & the Scene
Exei kanei arketes filan8rwpies
To agaphmeno ths poto einai to Pickle Juice
T'agaphmeno ths arwma einai to Frilly Lily
Prwtoemfanisthke sto Barney & Friends to 2002,otan htan 7 xronwn ki epaize thn Gianna(Tzianna)
Latreuei ta zwa
Eixe sxesh gia duo xronia me ton Justin Bieber ki htan en'ap'ta megalutera teen power couples.Xwrise auto to mhna gia duo logous:Htan polu apasxolhmenoi ki oi duo k den eixan xrono o enas gia ton allon alla k deuteron,den tou eixe empistosunh
Forouse to daxtulidi purity ring(daxtulidi par8enias)pou egrafe panw:"True Love Can Wait" alla to ebgale otan ekane sxesh me ton Bieber ki auto,sumfwna me dhmosieumata,ekneurise tous goneis ths
T'agaphmena ths hobbies einai ta e3hs: cheerleading,surfing k skateboarding
T'agaphmena ths spors einai to mpasket k to golf
Many news outlets began dubbing Gomez the next 'Miley Cyrus' causing some controversy and a reported 'feud'. Gomez clarified that there was no feud and that she was flattered by the comparison, saying: "It's a little overwhelming, but I think really, it's a compliment. She's obviously extremely successful, and I think she's a wonderful performer ... So being compared to her, I was very, very flattered."
H kollhth ths einai h Demi Lovato.Epishs,exei kalous filous tous e3hs:Taylor Swift,Dylan Sprouse,Moises Aries,Katie Cassidy,Drew Seeley,David Henrie,Jake Austin,Jennifer Stone,Nick Jonas,Ashley Benson,Lily Collins,Ashley Tisdale,Samantha Droke,Vanessa Hudgens,Jeremy Sumpter k.a.
Eipe gia ton Justin Bieber:"Yeah, he is romantic.He gave me a bottle of his new perfume the other day"
Exei pei: "Be yourself always,there's no one better!"
__:"I was never the girl who thought I need to make sure I look like all the other girls.I think you look best when you stand out."
__:"[on Having Her Own Band] I'm going to be in a band - no Selena Gomez stuff.I'm not going to be a solo artist.I think that I don't want my name attached to it. I basically want to make music that is fun and that parents and kids can jump around to and have a good time to."
__:"wanted to be like my friends.I hung out with girls who had blue eyes and blond hair and I thought, 'I want to look like them!'"
__:"on declaring she will remain a virgin until marriage] I said, 'Dad, I want a promise ring.' He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God."
__:"[on wearing a purity ring] I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have.' It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one."
__: "[on reports that she and friend, Demi Lovato had a feud] You can't care (about reports like that), It's really toxic what they do to the girls in the industry."
__:"I don't actually like dates. I get awkward as I never know what to do."
__:"on revealing she would prefer to date someone who is not famous] You kind of can't help who you'll fall in love with. I'd date someone who isn't in the business in a heartbeat."
__:"[on Demi Lovato] I love her. I completely love her and her whole family to death. I will always talk extremely highly of her and I always have."
__:"(gia tous haters ths)Merikes fores oi an8rwpoi 3exnane oti eimai ki egw an8rwpos ki exw sunais8hmata"
__:"H mama mou einai ta panta gia mena k 8elw na einai perifanh gia mena"
__:"«Είναι αυτό που χρειάζεται να κάνω για να με πάρουν σοβαρά ως ηθοποιό. Γιατί οι ρόλοι που επέλεγα μέχρι τώρα έμοιαζαν ο ένας με τον άλλο. Και όλο αυτό ήταν για μένα μια διαφορετική εμπειρία. Σκέψου ότι δεν είχα καπνίσει ποτέ τσιγάρο στην ζωή μου. Έπρεπε να μου δείξουν πως γίνεται».(gia to Spring Breakers)
What is Selena's full name?
Selena Marie Gomez
When is Selena Gomez's Birthday?
July 22, 1992
Where is Selena Gomez from?
Selena grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas
What is Selena Gomez's heritage?
Her father is Hispanic and her mother is of Italian descent.
Who are Selena Gomez's parents?
Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Joel Gomez (divorced). Her stepfather is Brian Teefy.
Does Selena Gomez have any nicknames?
Does Selena Gomez have any brothers or sisters?
No, she is an only child.
When did Selena Gomez first start acting?
She debuted on Barney & Friends (with best friend Demi Lovato) at age 7 playing "Gianna."
How and when was Selena Gomez discovered by Disney?
She was discovered by Disney in a nationwide talent search when she was 10.
Did Selena Gomez appear on any Disney shows before Wizards of Waverly place?
She appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and in two episodes of Hannah Montana before landing her own show, The Wizards of Waverly Place. Before landing the role of Alex Russo in "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007), Selena wasn't a fan of the magic genre or even the Harry Potter. She only auditioned once for Wizards, but she says it took her two years to get ready for it.
Does Selena Gomez sing the theme song for The Wizards of Waverly Place?
Yes, she does sing the theme song for, "Everything Is Not What It Seems."
What kind of jewelry does Selena Gomez wear?
She wears a purity ring that says "True Love Waits." she also wears a bracelet that Jake T. Austin gave to her. Selena also received a Mickey Mouse charm necklace as a gift from Disney Channel, but I don't think she wears it as much as the others.
Does Selena Gomez have any pets?
Yes. She has 5 dogs: "Baylor", "Fina," "Willie," "Wallace," and "Chip." She rescued "Chip" and "Baylor" from an animal shelter.
What is Selena Gomez's favorite candy?
Her favorite candies are snickers and good n' plenty but she also loves chocolate.
What is Selena Gomez's favorite music?
Selena likes hip-hop and punk music. Her favorite singers and bands are Paramore, Fallout Boy, Katy Perry, and Cheryl Cole. She loves to sing 'Rockstar' by Hannah Montana and anything by Paramore.
Who are Selena Gomez's best friends?
She remains close to her childhood friend and fellow Disney star, Demi Lovato. Taylor Swift Emma Stone, and Emily Osment are also among her very best friends. She and best friend Demi Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.
What are Selena Gomez's hobbies?
She Enjoys Cheerleading, Surfing And Skateboarding.
What are Selena Gomez's favorite sports?
Basketball, and golf. She loves to play golf.
What was Selena Gomez's favorite subject in school?
Science (Biology, specifically).
Who is Selen Gomez's favorite actress? Who si Selena Gomez's role model?
Her role model and favorite actress is Rachel McAdams, but she is a huge fan of Johnny Depp, too.
Did Selena Gomez ever meet Steve Carrell?
While filming the animated movie 'Horton Hears A Who!' (2008), she played Steve Carrell's daughters (all 90 of them), but she never got to meet him.
Was Selena Gomez in High School Musical?
No, Selena turned down a role in "High School Musical 3: Senor Year" because she felt it was a great opportunity for someone else, and she wanted to tackle something more "serious."
Does Selena Gomez have a favorite pair of shoes?
Yes, her Converse. She owns 20 pair!
Besdies singing and acting, is Selena Gomez starting anything new?
She is learning how to play guitar, drums and piano because she wants to be in her own band. She also has a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Who is Selena Gomez named after?
She is named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez. Her name "Selena" means "Moon" in Greek.
When did Selena Gomez first appear on Radio Disney?
Her first appearance on Radio Disney was on October 26, 2007.
Is Selena Gomez's hair naturally curly or straight?
Although she straightens it, Selena was born with naturally curly black hair.
Where did Selena Gomez go to school?
She went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas, but was homeschooled through high school.
Does Selena Gomez have a celebrity crush?
Well, obviously she likes Justin Bieber, but who else? Well, her other celebrity crushes are Shia LaBeouf and Ryan Gosling. On screen, she kissed Dylan Sprouse from the "Suite Life of Zack and Cody." The episode was "A Midsummer's Nightmare."
What is Selena Gomez's favorite food?
Selena loves to eat pickles, pizza and shrimp (but probably not together). with her pizza, she likes mushrooms, peppers, and cheese.
Does Selena Gomez like acting or singing better?
She apparently has a preference for acting.
If Selena Gomez could have magical powers what would they be?
It would be to zap food when she's hungry so she could have a snack anytime.
What movies has she been in with small parts?
Spy Kids 3 and Brain Zapped in 2006
How tall is Selena Gomez?
Selena is 5'5" tall.
Who is Selena Gomez's Agent?
Selena is represented by Creative Artists Agency and Jamie Freed of Nine Yards Entertainment
What is Selena Gomez's favorite color?
What is Selena Gomez's band's name?
Selena & The Scene.
Who would Selena Gomez most like to collaborate with?
Selena would love to collaborate with Drew Seeley and Paramore.
Has one of Selena's shows ever been cancelled?
Selena's show Stevie Sanchez was cancelled before it ever aired on Cablevision.
What celebrities have given Selena Gomez advice?
Selena says that John Corbett, who played her father in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, caused her to change the way she signed autographs. She used to just write an "S" and draw a heart next to it, but Corbett looked at it and said, "What is that?" From then on, Selena started signing her full name.
What charity work has Selena Gomez done?
Among her MANY, MANY, charity and philanthropic works, Selena signed TI-Nspire graphing calculators for patients at City of Hope, a research center located in Duarte, California that treats cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, for use in their math and science courses.
What was the best gift Selena Gomez ever got from a guy?
Selena says that the best gift a guy ever gave her was a CD of Frank Sinatra love songs.
Date of Birth22 July 1992, Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Birth NameSelena Marie Gomez
Height5' 5" (1.65 m)
Selena Marie Gomez was born to Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez on July 22, 1992. At a young age, she moved from New York to Grand Prairie, Texas. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck". Selena started out on "Barney" (1992) as "Gianna" in 2001 where she really discovered her talent. Unfortunately, they dropped her from the series after just two years. In 2003, she had a very small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and a bit part in 2005 when she played "Julie" in Chuck Norris: Walker, Texas Ranger (2005) (TV) with Mitchel Musso and in 2006 as "Emily Grace Garcia" in Brain Zapped (2006) (TV) when she recorded a song for the movie. She she guest starred as "Gwen" in "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005) and as Hannah's rival, the 'evil' "Mikayla", in "Hannah Montana" (2006). Selena's amazing talent landed her roles in two Disney series, both spin-offs. Unfortunately, neither show was picked up until 2007 when she got the role of "Alex Russo" in the magical series "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007) which she auditioned for three times. In March 2008, she made her first animated movie Horton (2008) and later starred in Another Cinderella Story (2008) (V) with Disney Channel star Drew Seeley for ABC Family. Her two Disney Channel Original Movies Princess Protection Program (2009) (TV), with real-life BFF Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) (TV) will both air Summer 2009.IMDb Mini Biography By: Someone
Selena Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother Amanda [Commonly known as Mandy] Cornett is an Italian woman from Dallas, Texas and her father Ricardo Gomez is from New Mexico. Mommy Mandy gave birth to Selena at 16, and her parents divorced in 1997. Nearly 10 years later, she was remarried to Brian Teefy. Selena is best known for her role as "Alex Russo" in the show, "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007), and as "Mary" in Another Cinderella Story (2008) (V). Selena signed a record deal with Hollywood Records just before her 16th birthday and is recording an album, due out Summer of 2009.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Before landing the role of "Alex Russo" in "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007), Selena wasn't a fan of neither magic or the Harry Potter franchise.
Her role model and favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
She became interested in acting after watching her mom, Mandy Teefey.
Her favorite band is Paramore.
She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
Discovered by Disney in a nation-wide casting call.
Sings the theme tune to her Disney Channel show "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007).
Is an only child.
Has four dogs - Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
Her mom, Mandy Teefey, remarried in 2006 to Brian Teefey.
Wears a purity ring that says "True Love Waits".
She is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
Her mom gave birth to her at the age of 16.
Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old.
She was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pιrez, who died almost three years after Gomez was born.
She went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas.
Her name 'Selena' means Moon in Greek.
Both her family and Fernanda Romero are from the same town in Mexico.
Used to do a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Has a song written and sung about her on YouTube called "Selena Gomez" by Greg Kurka.
Involved with the charity Raise Hope for Congo which helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women.
Participated in the "Runway for Life" benefit for St. Jude's Children Research Hospial. 
Was named the youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17 (2009).
Lead singer of the band Selena Gomez & The Scene.
In a relationship with 'Justin Bieber' from November 2010 to November 2012 (they split after two years together in early November due to their hectic schedules and long periods of time apart).
Selena and her mom, Mandy Cornett (Teefey), said good-bye to friends and family in Grand Prairie, Texas to start a new Life in Los Angeles after hearing the life-changing news of Selena's new role on "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007).
Is a fan of Britney Spears and considers Britney to be one of her idols.
Huge fan of Fefe Dobson, she covered one of Dobson's tracks "As a blonde" on her album "Kiss and tell" and Fefe also co-wrote Selena's hit single "Round and Round".
For her 2011 music video "Love You Like A Love Song", Gomez had horses spray-painted pink. This led to accusations from PETA and singer Pink about the treatment of the animals.
In June 2011, she released her album "When The Sun Goes Down".
Hospitalized with nausea and terrible headaches after appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). She was later diagnosed with physical exhaustion and food poisoning [June 13, 2011].
Is friends with Taylor Swift.
Is friends with Demi Lovato since they met on July 22, 1999 on a casting for "Barney" (1992). Later they worked together on Princess Protection Program (2009) (TV) and "Mia efkairia gia ti Sonny" (2009). Also directed together "The Demi and Selena Show" (2008).
Be yourself always, there's no one better!
I was never the girl who thought I need to make sure I look like all the other girls. I think you look best when you stand out.
[on Having Her Own Band] I'm going to be in a band - no Selena Gomez stuff. I'm not going to be a solo artist. I think that I don't want my name attached to it. I basically want to make music that is fun and that parents and kids can jump around to and have a good time to.
I wanted to be like my friends. I hung out with girls who had blue eyes and blond hair and I thought, 'I want to look like them!'
[on declaring she will remain a virgin until marriage] I said, 'Dad, I want a promise ring.' He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God.
[on wearing a purity ring] I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have.' It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one.
[on reports that she and friend, Demi Lovato had a feud] You can't care (about reports like that), It's really toxic what they do to the girls in the industry.
[on Lindsay Lohan and her time in rehab] I don't think anybody should be mean because you never understand what's someone is going through. And it is partly (this) business, because it is crazy and hectic. So I think that nobody should be rude. If this were a normal person, you wouldn't be so judgmental. I feel like people shouldn't judge as much, they should give their sympathy.
[on revealing she would prefer to date someone who is not famous] You kind of can't help who you'll fall in love with. I'd date someone who isn't in the business in a heartbeat.
I love Katy Perry! She gave me a song for my second album.
Everyone wants songs written by Katy Perry. I asked her and she was so nice - she just said, 'Yeah, you can have it.' She was very kind.
I don't actually like dates. I get awkward as I never know what to do.
For me, the person that I really admire because they came from this Disney world would be Shia LaBeouf. He had his own show on Disney Channel. He was really funny and I loved his show. Then he started to do films. Now he is doing really great films and he is respected as an actor. I really like him a lot as an actor. I think he is cute, too, so that helps. I feel that I can relate to him the most.
I'm going to be Katy Perry for Halloween. I'm going to have the blue hair and the ice cream outfit she did. It's going to be awesome.
[on working with Katy Perry] It is so much fun. It's very soulful and it's kind of got her flair mixed in with my dance kind-of-a-little techno vibe. So it was really amazing and I really loved it. I was extremely honored, cause I'm a huge fan of hers.
[on Justin Bieber] I love Justin. When he first started to come over from Canada his manager contacted me and he just said that he would like to meet me and he was just such a good kid.
[on Demi Lovato] I love her. I completely love her and her whole family to death. I will always talk extremely highly of her and I always have.
(on going to her firs concert - a Britney Spears show) We were in the nosebleeds with my cousin. I got the T-shirt and glow sticks and I just remember it being the highlight of my life! I felt like I was on cloud nine!
(on doing a Britney Spears tribute for her concert) We are working on a Britney tribute, which I'm so stoked about, 'cause I love Britney. I was like, 'I have to do it.' I wanna do a mash-up of all her songs and just go for it. We're gonna do a little tribute. We're gonna do her hits, ' ... Baby One More Time,' and then I think we're going to try to incorporate 'Toxic' and that phase. And then we might do some of her recent, new stuff.
(on performing songs from Britney Spears during a tribute concert) I'm not going to even touch Britney! She's so good. I wouldn't want to butcher it. I'm just going to pay tribute to her! I'm gonna say she's awesome.
(On Rebecca Black's song "Friday") I love it! Total guilty pleasure! I totally admire her, I think it's awesome that she hasn't taken that downward spiral that other child stars have taken.
[on her boyfriend, Justin Bieber] Yeah, he is romantic. He gave me a bottle of his new perfume the other day. (2011)
Where Are They Now
(2005) Currently shooting with actress/singer Lalaine on the set of "Lizzie McGuire" (2001) television spin-off "Stevie Sanchez" for the Disney Channel. She will play Miranda's kid sister, Stephanie "Stevie" Sanchez.
(2007) Starring in the TV series "Oi magoi tou Waverly Place" (2007) for the Disney Channel playing "Alex Russo".
(April 2008) Working on Another Cinderella Story (2008) (V).
(February 2009) Began filming in Puerto Rico for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) (TV) for 6 weeks. Will also be partially filmed in New York City and LA. Is set to release in August 2009.
(2009) Appeared in a commercial for Borden milk.
(December 2011) Selena is set to start filming a new movie, Spring Breakers (2012), around February.
Who is Selena Gomez dating?
Gomez at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012
|Birth name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Born||July 22, 1992
Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, dance, pop rock|
|Occupations||Actress, singer, fashion designer|
|Associated acts||Selena Gomez & the Scene|
Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.
Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.
1992-2008: Early life and career breakthrough
Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of former stage actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Teefey (nιe Cornett) and Ricardo Joel Gomez. Her father is of Mexican ancestry; her mother, who was adopted, is of part Italian descent. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has stated: "My family does have Quinceaρeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church." Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old, and she was raised as an only child by her working mother. In 2006, Mandy remarried Brian Teefey. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died almost three years after Gomez was born. In a 2009 interview with People, Gomez mentioned that she developed an early interest in acting from watching her mother prepare for and act in theater productions. She earned a high school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010. Gomez began her acting career at age seven, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. Gomez also starred in the television movie Brain Zapped.
In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a USA-wide scouting. Gomez appeared as a guest star on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and had a guest appearance - that later turned into a recurring role - on Hannah Montana from seasons two to three. Gomez previously taped two different pilots that were spin-offs to two previous Disney series. The first one, What's Stevie Thinking?, was the spin-off to Lizzie McGuire. Gomez played Stevie Sanchez, Miranda Sanchez's little sister. The other show was titled Arwin!, the spin-off to The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played Alexa. Neither series was picked up.
In early 2007, Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo. The show premiered to an audience of 5.9 million, becoming a hit. Many news outlets began dubbing Gomez the next 'Miley Cyrus' causing some controversy and a reported 'feud'. Gomez clarified that there was no feud and that she was flattered by the comparison, saying: "It's a little overwhelming, but I think really, it's a compliment. She's obviously extremely successful, and I think she's a wonderful performer ... So being compared to her, I was very, very flattered." Gomez recorded four songs, one of which was a cover, for the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack, only one single ("Magic") from the album was released. In 2008, Gomez recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil"which included a music videofor the compilation album DisneyMania 6. Gomez also recorded "Fly to Your Heart" for the 2008 animated film Tinker Bell. In July 2008, before Gomez' sixteenth birthday, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, a music label owned by Disney. In May, of the same year, Gomez was featured, with Forever the Sickest Kids, on a duet version of the non-album song "Whoa Oh!". The same year Gomez appeared in Another Cinderella Story, the direct-to-DVD sequel to the 2004 Hilary Duff film, opposite Drew Seeley. She also had a minor voiceover role as one the Mayor's ninety-six daughters in Horton Hears a Who! which released in March of that year. In April, Lacey Rose, of Forbes ranked Gomez as being fifth on their "Eight Hot Kid Stars To Watch" list; and Rose described Gomez as having been "a multi-talented teen".
2009-11: Theatrical film debut and Selena Gomez & the Scene
In 2009, Gomez formed the teen pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene. Kiss & Tell, the band's debut studio album was released on September 29, 2009 by Hollywood Records. On March 5, 2010, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. The album's single, "Naturally", was certified Platinum by the RIAA on July 15, 2010. In February 2009, Gomez signed on to star as one of the two female leads in Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of the children's novel series by Beverly Cleary. Gomez stated that she felt no pressure in taking more adult roles: "I think I'm fully aware of my audience and I'm still just a kid myself. I wouldn't do a role I don't feel comfortable doing or that my audience wouldn't feel comfortable seeing." She also began dating actor Taylor Lautner, whom she met in Vancouver, while filming Ramona and Beezus and while he was shooting New Moon, and the two dated for a few months. However, the pressure of the media became too much for them and caused the two to break-up.
In June 2009, Gomez did a guest appearance as herself in one episode of best friend Demi Lovato's Disney Channel television show, Sonny with a Chance, entitled "Battle of The Network Stars". That same month, Gomez appeared alongside Lovato in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program. The telecast garnered 8.5 million viewers becoming, at the time, the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie. One month later, Gomez, along with two cast members of Wizards of Waverly Place appeared in a television three-way cross-over episode with Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck, entitled Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana.
On August 28, 2009, two months after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show. The film premiered to an audience of 11.4 million viewers becoming cable's No. 1 scripted telecast of 2009 and Disney Channel's second most-viewed film premiere after High School Musical 2. In September 2009, Wizards of Waverly Place won "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards., and in 2010, the film adaptation won the series its second consecutive Emmy for "Outstanding Children's Program" at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Gomez's first theatrical film Ramona & Beezus premiered on July 23, 2010 and met with generally positive reviews. In March 2010, Variety reported that Gomez was set to star as one of the three lead roles in Monte Carlo, a film produced by Nicole Kidman, alongside Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. In the film, Gomez plays Grace, a girl who's "mistaken for a socialite while on a trip to Paris." To prepare for the role, Gomez learned how to play polo and also took two weeks of vocal training to learn two different British accents. The same year Gomez confirmed that the fourth season of her hit Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, would be its last.
On September 17, 2010, Selena Gomez & The Scene released their second studio album, A Year Without Rain The record debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 4, selling 66,000 copies. On January 19, 2011, the album was certified Gold by RIAA. As of April 2011, the band has sold 1,354,000 albums in the United States. To support the album, the band embarked on the mini-tour A Year Without Rain Tour. In February 2011, TV Guide reported that Gomez would make a cameo in the Muppets film.
On March 23, 2011, Hollywood Records announced through a press release that Selena Gomez & The Scene would be embarking on their third concert tour in the United States, the We Own the Night Tour ran during the summer of 2011 and was ranked 18th in Pollstar's Top 20 concert tours. Production for the final season of Wizards of Waverly Place came to a wrap on May 14, 2011. Gomez co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 19. She also hosted the 2011 MTV EMAs on November 6, 2011, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where she performed her band's single "Hit the Lights". On June 28, 2011, Selena Gomez & The Scene released their third studio album, When the Sun Goes Down, previously titled Otherside. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 78,000 copies its first week and the following week, the album rose to number 3 on the Billboard chart, becoming the band's highest charting album to date. On November 17, 2011, the album was certified platinum. The album's lead single, "Who Says" was certified Platinum by RIAA on June 23, 2011 and has become the band's highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 to date, peaking at number 21. The second single, "Love You Like a Love Song", was certified Platinum by RIAA on December 2, 2011, and became the act's first to sell over two-million copies.
2012: Focus on film
In January 2012, Gomez announced that she would put her music career on hold in order to focus on her acting career, and that the band would be taking a hiatus: "my band and I are going our separate ways for a while. This year is all about films and acting and I want my band to play music wherever with whoever. We will be back but, it will be a good while." That same month, Deadline.com reported that Gomez and her production company July Moon has optioned the Jandy Nelson novel The Sky is Everywhere. Gomez will develop the book as a star vehicle for the screen.
As of August 2012, Gomez has been cast in seven upcoming films; in which six of them she has been cast as a lead role. She will first appear in Hotel Transylvania, an animated film, voicing the character of Mavis, alongside Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi. The film will premiere at the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2012. Next, Gomez will appear in the Harmony Korine film Spring Breakers alongside James Franco. The film is premiering at the 69th Venice International Film Festival and is scheduled to be released sometime in spring 2013. Gomez has also been cast as the main role of Hannah Baker in the film adaptation of young-adult fiction novel, 13 Reasons Why which was written by Jay Asher. She will also play the lead role in a film called Hot Mess, a comedy film directed by Dave Meyers. In addition, Gomez filmed a cameo for Aftershock, an upcoming thriller starring Eli Roth which will premiere at the 37th Annual Toronto International Film Festival. On April 7, 2012, Gomez posted a video for fans in which she revealed that she would be filming a new movie called The Getaway in Bulgaria with Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight. The film wrapped up in May and is scheduled to be released on December 1, 2013. Gomez is also being considered for the role of Beth Michaels in the film adaptation of the Jessica Bendinger novel The Seven Rays and was considered for the role of Carrie in the remake of the 1976 horror film Carrie, although she never auditioned. The role eventually went to Chloλ Grace Moretz. Next, Gomez will star in the film adaptation of the Ric Browde novel While I'm Dead... Feed the Dog opposite Dylan McDermott and Nat Wolff. The film, entitled Feed the Dog, will be directed by Tim Garrick. Gomez will also reprise her role as Alex Russo in a one-hour special entitled The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex, which began production on October 22, 2012, and finished filming on November 10, 2012. It will air on Disney Channel in early 2013.
Gomez was part of Sears back-to-school fashion ad campaign. As part of the campaign Gomez was featured in the television commercials. In August 2009, Gomez also hosted the "Sears Arrive Air Band Casting Call" - to select five people for the first-ever "Sears Air Band", which performed at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
In October 2008, Gomez launched her own production company, July Moon Productions, and partnered with XYZ Films to create star vehicles for Gomez. As part of the agreement Gomez will have the opportunity to option articles, hire writers and create talent packages to shop to studios. Also, as part of the deal, "XYZ Films will allow Gomez to star in and produce at least two films. Variety reported that: "In August, XYZ [Films] inked a similar deal with Time Inc. and management-production company the Collective to finance the development of the print media giant's content for the bigscreen [...] As part of the July Moon-XYZ deal, [Selena] Gomez will have the ability to cherry-pick projects from the vast Time Inc. library, which includes Time, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Life."
Gomez is a spokesperson for Borden Milk; she is featured in the campaign's print and television ads. She is also a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance and is featured in their TV commercials, which air on the Disney Channel, to raise awareness of being a safe driver.
In October 2009, Gomez announced her plan to launch her own fashion line, called "Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez". The clothing line launched in the fall of 2010. The collection consists of and features bohemian dresses, floral tops, jeans, skirts, jackets, scarves and hats, all made from recycled or eco-friendly materials. Gomez said that the line will reflect her own personal style and described the clothing as being "pretty, feminine, and bohemian," and: "With my line, I really want to give the customer options on how they can put their own looks together [...] I want the pieces that can be easy to dress up or down, and the fabrics being eco-friendly and organic is super important [...] Also, the tags will all have some of my inspirational quotes on them. I'm just looking to send a good message." Gomez, who has no background in fashion, teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos, both who have worked with big-name fashion houses. Gomez said of the partnering: "When I met Tony and Sandra, I was instantly comfortable with them and now they are just like family to me ... They are so creative and I love how I can just call them up whenever and talk to them about everything, even if it's just about changing a button ... They've been so cool about everything." The brand will be manufactured by, Melillo and Campos teamed with New York-based Adjmi Apparel and formed by Adjmi CH Brands LLC; which is the holding company for the brand.
It was announced on July 14, 2011, that Gomez had signed a license agreement with Adrenalina, an extreme sports and adventure-themed lifestyle brand, to develop, manufacture, and distribute the actress' fragrance. It is expected to debut in May 2012. Chairman and C.E.O. of Adrenalina, Ilia Lekach, said, "We are incredibly enthused to be working with Ms. Gomez and will reveal more details pertaining to the fragrance as we get closer to the launch date."
It was announced on July 30, 2012, that Gomez would partner with Case-Mate as part of its upcoming "Right Case, Right Occasion" marketing campaign. She will be teaming up with Fergie and Common to create fashionable custom phone cases for a good cause.
Gomez was involved in the UR Votes Count campaign which encouraged teenagers to learn more about 2008 presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude's Children's Hospital "Runway For Life" benefit. She is the ambassador of DoSomething.org after being involved with the charity Island Dog, which help dogs in Puerto Rico. She got involved while filming Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie in Puerto Rico. Gomez is also involved with the charity RAISE Hope For Congo, an initiative of the Enough Project, which helps raise awareness about conflict minerals and violence against Congolese women. Gomez is involved in Disney's Friends for Change, an organization which promotes "environmently-friendly behavior", and appears in its public service announcements. Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers recorded "Send It On", a charity single with all of its proceeds to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund. It debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 20. Also in 2009, Gomez made a surprise visit to a Los Angeles elementary school as part of the "A Day Made Better" program that was sponsored by OfficeMax. During her visit, Gomez gave the school an award and $1,000 worth of school supplies, and talked to students about the importance of giving back to the community. On January 22, 2010, Gomez participated in the Hope for Haiti Now Telethon with a number of other celebrities. In April 2012, Gomez was named ambassador to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Work With UNICEF
In October 2008, Gomez was named UNICEF's spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world. She said that she was "extremely excited" to "encourage other kids to make a difference in the world."
In August 2009, a 17-year-old Gomez became the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever, passing fellow songstress Hayley Westenra, who was 18 when she was chosen. In her first official field mission, Gomez traveled to Ghana on September 4, 2009 for a week to witness first-hand the stark conditions of vulnerable children that lack vital necessities including clean water, nourishment, education and healthcare. Gomez explained during an interview with Associated Press that she wanted to use her star power to bring awareness to Ghana: "That's why I feel very honored to have a voice that kids listen to and take into consideration [...] I had people on my tour asking me where IS Ghana, and they Googled it [...] and because I went there, they now know where Ghana is. So it's pretty incredible." Gomez said of her role as ambassador that: "Every day 25,000 children die from preventable causes. I stand with UNICEF in the belief that we can change that number from 25,000 to zero. I know we can achieve this because every moment, UNICEF is on the ground providing children with the lifesaving assistance needed to ensure zero becomes a reality."
Gomez was named spokesperson for UNICEF's 2009 Trick-or-Treat campaign, for the second year in a row. Gomez, who raised over $700,000 for the charity in 2008, stated that she hopes to be able to raise 1 million dollars in 2009. Gomez participated in a celebrity auction and hosted a live web cast series on Facebook in support of the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign. Gomez returned as the UNICEF spokesperson for the 60th anniversary of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign in 2010. In celebration of the 60th anniversary, Gomez and her band, The Scene, held a benefit concert donating all proceeds to the campaign.
In February 2011, Gomez traveled to Chile to witness and meet with the families of UNICEF's supported program, "Programa Puente" which helps families better understand and develops skills to deal effectively with early childhood education, development and other issues related to raising children. From her field trip experience, Gomez said "UNICEF is helping Chilean families get out of poverty, prevent violence within the home and promote education. To witness first hand these families' struggles, and also their hope and perseverance, was truly inspiring." In March 2011, Gomez participated in the UNICEF Tap Project's "Celebrity Tap Pack," limited-edition, custom-made water bottles featuring tap water from the homes of each celebrity advocate, in order to raise funds and increase profile for the clean water and sanitation programs. She is also featured in videos promoting the campaign.
On February 27, 2011, Gomez attended the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party with Canadian singer Justin Bieber, confirming several months of media speculation about a romantic relationship between the pair. The relationship was Gomez's most high-profile and the two became a teen power couple. In November 2012, it was widely reported that the couple had ended their relationship after nearly two years, due to apparent busy schedules and "trust issues."
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Waterpark Girl||Minor role|
|2005||Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire||Julie||Minor role|
|2008||Another Cinderella Story||Mary Santiago||Lead role
Won 2 awards
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Helga||voice|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Carter Mason||Lead role
Won a Teen Choice Award
|2009||Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie||Alex Russo||Lead role|
|2009||Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard||Princess Selenia||Replaced Madonna|
|2010||Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds||Princess Selenia|
|2010||Ramona and Beezus||Beezus Quimby||Main role
Based on Ramona series
|2011||Monte Carlo||Grace Bennett / Cordelia Winthrop Scott||Lead role
Inspired by "Headhunters"
Won a Hollywood Teen TV Award
|2011||The Muppets||Herself||Cameo appearances|
|2012||Funny or Die||Woman||"Fifty Shades of Blue" short|
Replaced Miley Cyrus
|2013||Spring Breakers||Faith||Lead role|
|2002-04||Barney & Friends||Gianna||Recurring role; 14 episodes|
|2006||Brain Zapped||Emily Grace Garcia||Unsold pilot|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Gwen||Episode: "A Midsummer's Nightmare" (2.22)|
|2007||Arwin!||Alexa||TV series pilot for spin-off of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (series not picked up)|
|2007||What's Stevie Thinking?||Stefanie "Stevie" Sanchez||TV series pilot for spin-off of Lizzie McGuire (series not picked up)|
|2007-08||Hannah Montana||Mikayla||Episodes: "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" (2.13), "That's What Friends Are For?" (2.18), and "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" (2.22; uncredited)|
|2007-12||Wizards of Waverly Place||Alex Russo||Lead role; won 15 awards|
|2008||Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream||Herself||"Hello Hollywood" (1.7)|
|2008||Studio DC: Almost Live||Herself||Second show of 2-part special|
|2008||Disney Channel Games||Herself||Third annual|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Alex Russo||Episode: "Double-Crossed" (1.21)|
|2009||Sonny with a Chance||Herself||"Battle of the Networks' Stars" (1.13)|
|2011||So Random!||Herself / musical guest||Episode: "Selena Gomez & the Scene" (1.3); sang "Who Says"|
|2011||PrankStars||Herself||Episode: "Something to Chew On" (pilot)|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Another Cinderella Story||116||8|
|Wizards of Waverly Place||24||4||2||27|
|"" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Tell Me Something I Don't Know"||2008||58||Another Cinderella Story|
|"Magic"||2009||61||86||5||Wizards of Waverly Place|
|"" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
- Featured singles
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(Forever The Sickest Kids featuring Selena Gomez)
|"Send It On"
(among Disney's Friends for Change)
|"" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
- Promotional singles
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"One and the Same"
(with Demi Lovato)
|2009||82||Disney Channel Playlist|
|"Shake It Up"||2011||Shake It Up: Break It Down|
|"" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.|
|"Burnin' Up"||2008||As Nick Jonas' love interest|
|"Cruella De Vil"||2008|
|"Fly to Your Heart"||2008|
|"New Classic"||2008||As Drew Seeley's love interest|
|"Tell Me Something I Don't Know"||2009|
|"One and the Same"||2009|
|"Send It On"||2009|