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.
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.
What is Selena Gomez and The Scene?
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