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Selena Gomez has become one of today's rising young stars. She's an actress and recording artist and is most widely known for her starring role as Alex Russo on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place.
What is Selena Gomez and The Scene?
Where did Selena grow up?
Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She was an only child and got her high school diploma by homeschooling. Her favorite sport is basketball and her favorite subject in school was science.
How did Selena first get into acting?
Her mom was an actress in the theatre which got Selena interested in acting. She got her first real acting job on the kids show Barney & Friends at the age of 7. She had a few other smaller roles until at the age of 12 she started working for the Disney Channel. She started off with a small role on the Suite Life of Zack And Cody then she was on Hannah Montana a few times. Her big break, however, was when she was cast as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place. The show has been very successful and Selena has been a big part of the shows success.
Since joining Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena's acting career has grown. She's been a guest star on several other Disney Channel shows and starred in Disney Channel movies such as Princess Protection Program (with her friend Demi Lovato) and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. Bigger roles have started to open up for her, too. She starred as Beezus in the major motion picture Ramona and Beezus in 2010.
Selena Gomez and the Scene is a pop music band with Selena Gomez as the lead singer. Selena decided she didn't want to make solo albums, but wanted to be part of a band. So she started up the band The Scene. Their first two albums went gold selling over 500,000 copies. In 2010 the band won Breakout Artist of the Year on the Teen Choice Awards.
A list of Selena Gomez movies and TV shows
- 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
- 2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
- 2006 Brain Zapped
- 2008 Another Cinderella Story
- 2008 Horton Hears a Who!
- 2009 Princess Protection Program
- 2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
- 2009 Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard
- 2010 Ramona and Beezus
- 2011 Monte Carlo
Fun Facts about Selena Gomez
- 2003 - 2004 Barney & Friends
- 2006 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
- 2007 - 2008 Hannah Montana
- 2009 Sonny With a Chance
- 2009 The Suite Life on Deck
- 2007 - present Wizards of Waverly Place
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- She is named after the famous Mexican-American singer-song writer Selena.
- Selena became the youngest ambassador to UNICEF in 2009 at age 17.
- She has a dog named Chip who she adopted from an animal shelter.
- She has her own line of fashion clothing.
- She is good friends with a number of other teen stars including Demi Lovato, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift.
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