Selena Marie Gomez's birth was on 22nd July 1992 in Grand Prairie in Texas. She is an American actress cum singer, who was born to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett. She completed homeschooling in 2010. Apart from singing and acting, Selena is an executive producer, philanthropist, and a fashion designer. She is popular for her “Barney and Friends” and “Wizards of Waverly Place.” “Wizards of Waverly Place” is the Disney series in which Selena performed the lead role, Alex Russo from 2007 to 2012. Selena has a band “Selena Gomez and the Scene.” She formed it in 2008. She has also played in the Hollywood movies, Ramona and Beezus,
and Spring Breakers. She also made her solo album in the year 2013, through “Stars Dance.” The solo album ranked number one in the US Billboard 200 and was also in the Billboard Hot 100. Apart from the entertainment, Selena has worked for charitable purposes.
She has worked with UNICEF for many years. Selena owns a production company, named “July Moon Productions” and she also has a clothing line called, “Dream Out Loud.” Her brand has the clothing that is made out of eco-friendly materials. “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” is the debut Hollywood movie of Selena. She played the Water Park, girl in the film. She has lent her voice for the movies like “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2.” She is at present performing in the movies, "The Fundamentals of Caring, "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" and "In Dubious Battle." Selena shines in the music world as well as the movie world! She has appeared in the TV Movies too. The famous Hanna Montana series had Selena as Mikayala. She had appeared as the guest in nearly seven TV movies. Selena's solo albums are “The Revival” and “Stars Dance.” She has performed in three scene albums, such as “Kiss and Tell” in 2009, “A Year Without Rain” in 2010 and 2011, she did “When The Sun Goes Down.”
Selena Gomez is a singer and actress, and she was born and raised in Texas. She has earned a high school diploma through homeschooling. When Selena was born, her mother was sixteen years old. She and her mother had to face a lot of hardships before her breakthrough in the entertainment industry. On her interview on June 29, She told about her early life stating “I remember my mom would run out of gas all of the time and I’d sit there and would have to go through the car and get quarters to help her get gas.”
In an audition for Barney and Friends, Selena met
, and both were selected to appear in the series which was released in 2002. Wherein Selena played the role of Gianna. In her interview with PEOPLE in 2008, she said “ I was very shy when I was little, I didn't know what ‘camera right’ was and didn't know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney.” She was then later released from the series because the producers thought she was getting too old for the series. She later auditioned for many roles under the Disney channel company, but her breakthrough came with her role as Alex Russo in the Disney Series Wizards of Waverly place. The series became a hit, and it gave her more of mainstream success. She also recorded the theme song of that series, titled “Everything is not what it seems.”
She then went on to sing few more songs under the Disney banner viz. Fly to your heart, Cruella de Vil… At the age of sixteen, she was signed to a recording contract with Hollywood Records, which then had already signed
and Demi Lovato. She also starred in the movie ‘Wizards of Waverly Palace’ based on the same series, which was released on August 28, 2009.
According to some statistics, the film was Disney channels second most-viewed film premiere after High School Musical 2. Later she also did Ramona and Beezus in which she was one of the two female leads; the film premiered on July 23 of 2010. She also released her fashion line named “ Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez.”
Aspiring to achieve a successful career in music, she formed the pop-rock band Selena Gomez and the Scene, which released their debut album in August 2009. The band then went on to release two more albums.
Selena then released her debut solo album” Stars Dance” in July 2013. This was her first album to have top the Billboard 200. After that in 2014, she released a compilation album “For You” to finalise her deal with Hollywood Records. It was from this record that her second top-ten single on the Hot 100 “The heart wants what it wants” was released. She has been continuously working hard in both her acting and music careers. It is said that Selena will appear in upcoming three films in 2016.
After continuous hard-work, she finally won the Female Vocalist of the year award in 2011. She is also nominated for the categories; Artist of the year, Female and Artist of the Year, Solo for the year 2016, whose decisions are yet pending.