Full Name:Selena Marie Gomez
Born:July 22,1992
Years active:2002–present
Genres:Pop,Pop-rock,Dance-pop,Electropop,Electronic rock

Selena Marie Gomez was born to Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Gomez on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie,Texas.Her father is Mexican American and her mother is of Italian descent.At age 7,Gomez stars on Barney and Friends.She says"I was very shy when I was little",I didn't know what camera right was. I didn't know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney.But after two seasons,Producer felt like I was getting a little too old and dropped from the series after two years in 2003.

She later had minor roles in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and the TV film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire. In 2004, Gomez was discovered by the Disney Channel in a nation 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 season's two to three. In early 2007 Gomez was cast in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place as one of the three main characters, Alex Russo.

In 2008, 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 multitalented teen".In June, 2009, Gomez appeared in the made-for-television Disney Channel movie, Princess Protection Program with her then best friend Demi Lovato.On August 28, one month after appearing in Princess Protection Program, Gomez appeared in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, a made-for-television film based on the show.

Gomez has also recorded songs for several of her Disney projects,including the soundtracks to Wizards of Waverly Place and the 2008 musical Another Cinderella Story.In 2009, going under the band name Selena Gomez & the Scene, she released her first full-length studio pop album, Kiss & Tell, featuring the leadoff single Falling Down.Selena Gomez & the Scene's sophomore effort, A Year Without Rain, was set for release in September of 2010.


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