Selena Gomez Biography
Birthdate: July 22nd, 1992
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, TX
Selena Gomez stars in Wizards of Waverly Place and is best friends with Demi Lovato. Kidzworld checks in on this up-and-coming teen queen.
My Friend Barney
Selena Gomez, an only child, was born in New York City and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother, Mandy Teefy, is a former stage actress. Selena’s first big role was on Barney and Friends where she played Gianna. Gomez was discovered by Disney in a nation wide talent search when she was 10 years old. In 2006, she guest starred in the second-season of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Selena is best friends with fellow Barney and Friends actress and now Disney Channel star Demi Lovato and the pair make YouTube Webcam videos together. When asked a question of when the pair became friends, Demi answered "when I asked her to sit on my jacket and draw with crayons (at the Barney auditions)".
In 2007, Selena landed another Disney role when she appeared on Hannah Montana as Mikayla, a pop star who is Hannah’s rival.
Selena really hit the big time when she won the starring role of Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place. Right now it’s Disney’s top-rated show, even more popular than Hannah Montana. She has also launched her singing career, performing the theme song for WOWP and appearing on the soundtrack for 101 Dalmatians, and in Disneymania 6. Up next for Selena is Another Cinderella Story, the sequel to the hit movie A Cinderella Story, and a film with Demi Lovato called Princess Protection Program.
Did U Know?
- Selena sings three songs on the soundtrack to Another Cinderella Story.
- In the Jonas Brothers music video for Burnin' Up, Selena plays Nick's Girl.
- Selena was the voice of the Mayor’s daughter in Horton Hears a Who!
- Selena loves wearing Converse sneakers.
- Her favorite band is Paramore.
- Selena looks up to Rachel McAdams, her favorite actress.
"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."