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Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck". Selena started out on Barney & Friends (1992) as "Gianna" in 2001 where she really discovered her talent. Unfortunately, they dropped her from the series after just two years. In 2003, she had a very small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and a bit part in 2005 when she played "Julie" in Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005) with Mitchel Musso and in 2006 as "Emily Grace Garcia" in Brain Zapped (2006) when she recorded a song for the movie. She she guest starred as "Gwen" in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005) and as Hannah's rival, the 'evil' "Mikayla", in Hannah Montana (2006). Selena's amazing talent landed her roles in two Disney series, both spin-offs. Unfortunately, neither show was picked up until 2007 when she got the role of "Alex Russo" in the magical series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) which she auditioned for three times. In March 2008, she made her first animated movie Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and later starred in Another Cinderella Story (2008) with Disney Channel star Drew Seeley for ABC Family. Her two Disney Channel Original Movies Princess Protection Program (2009), with real-life BFF Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) will both air Summer 2009.

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Jul 22, 1992 In Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-05-25
Latest Project:
Series The X Factor 2011-09-01

34 wins & 33 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The X Factor
Poster of Pretty Little Liars
Poster of The Hills
Poster of Hannah Montana
So Random! Unknown 2011-06-05
PrankStars Unknown 2011-07-15
The X Factor Unknown 2011-09-01
Pretty Little Liars Unknown 2010-06-08
Shake It Up Unknown 2010-11-07
RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
Sonny with a Chance Unknown 2009-02-08
The Suite Life on Deck Unknown 2008-09-26
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Wizards of Waverly Place Alex Russo 106 episodes, 2007-2012 2007-10-12
Hannah Montana Unknown 2006-03-24
The Hills Unknown 2006-05-31
America's Got Talent Unknown 2006-06-21
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Unknown 2005-03-18
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Unknown 2003-12-03
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25