Selena Gomez

Biography

Actress and singer Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who died in 1995. Her first acting role was as "Gianna" in the popular 90's children's television show Barney & Friends (1992), alongside Demi Lovato from 2002-2004. Gomez also had roles in Деца шпиони 3-D: Краят на Играта (2003), Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005), and House Broken (2006). Gomez moved to Los Angeles, California when she booked the lead role of "Alex Russo" and rose to fame in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007). She then starred in Още една история за Пепеляшка (2008) on ABC Family, had her first voice-role in the animated film Хортън (2008), and co-starred with childhood friend, Demi Lovato, in Програма за защити на принцеси (2009). In 2009, Gomez released her first album with her band called "Selena Gomez & the Scene," which ranked #9 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Gomez later released two other albums with her band and starred in Монте Карло (2011), Купонджийки (2012), and Хотел Трансилвания (2012). In 2013, she released her first solo album "Stars Dance" and the lead single "Come & Get It" from the album, became Gomez's first top ten entry on the Billboard Hot 100 list. She starred in Бягство (2013), Без посока (2014), and Лошо поведение (2014). In 2015, she released her second solo album "Revival," which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 list, and starred in Хотел Трансилвания 2 (2015), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), В неравна борба (2016), and Да разлаем съседите още веднъж (2016).