Date of Birth
Selena Marie Gomez
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Selena Marie Gomez was born to Mandy Cornett and Ricardo
Gomez on July 22, 1992. At a young age, she moved from New York to
Grand Prairie, Texas. 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 FireMitchel Musso and in 2006
as "Emily Grace Garcia" in Brain Zapped (2006) (TV)
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 StoryAndrew Seeley for ABC
Family. Her two Disney Channel Original Movies Princess Protection Program
(2009) (TV), with real-life BFF Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place:
The Movie (2009) (TV) will both air Summer 2009. (2005) (TV) with
(2008) (V) with Disney Channel star
Selena Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother
Amanda [Commonly known as Mandy] Cornett is an Italian woman from
Dallas, Texas and her father Ricardo Gomez is from New Mexico. Mommy
Mandy gave birth to Selena at 16, and her parents divorced in 1997.
Nearly 10 years later she remarried to Brian Teefy. Selena is best known
for her role as Alex Russo in the show 'Wizards Of Waverly Place' and
as Mary in 'Another Cinderella Story'. Selena signed a record deal with
Hollywood Records just before her 16th birthday and is recording an
album due out Summer of 2009.
Her big smile
Her love for charity and
Best known for playing "Gianna" in "Barney & Friends"
Is from Grand Prairie, Texas.
Before landing the
role of "Alex Russo" in "Wizards
of Waverly Place" (2007), Selena wasn't a fan of neither magic or
the Harry Potter franchise.
Her favorite subject is Science.
sport is Basketball.
Her role model and favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
filming that animated movie Horton Hears a Who!
(2008), she played Steve
Carell's daughter but she never got to meet him.
interested in acting after watching her mom, Mandy Cornett.
favorite band is Paramore.
to sing "Rockstar" by Hannah Montana and anything by Paramore.
adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
cheerleading, surfing and skateboarding.
Discovered by Disney in a
nation-wide casting call.
Sings the theme tune to her Disney
Channel show "Wizards of
Waverly Place" (2007).
Her best friends are Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.
Her favorite shoes are Converse.
Has four dogs -
Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
Is learning how to play guitar,
drums and piano because she wants to be in her own band.
Her mom, Mandy Cornett, remarried
in 2006 to Brian Teefey.
Wears a purity ring that says "True Love
She is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
gave birth to her at the age of 16.
Her parents divorced when she
was 5 years old.
She is named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez.
took part in Disney Channel's Earth Day celebration.
appearance on Radio Disney was on October 26, 2007.
straightens it, Selena was born with naturally curly black hair.
went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas.
'Selena' means Moon in Greek.
She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Lady Sovereign.
and best friend Demi
Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.
crush is Shia LaBeouf.
her family and Fernanda
Romero are from the same town in Mexico.
Has a YouTube show
with her best friend Demi
Lovato called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Has a song written
and sung about her on YouTube called "Selena Gomez" by Greg Kurka.
of Jennifer Stone and
snack is chocolate chip cookies.
Involved with the charity Raise
Hope for Congo which helps raise awareness about the violence against
Participated in the "Runway for Life" benefit for
St. Jude's Children Research Hospial. 
Was named the
youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17 (2009).
Is good friends of
Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse.
favorite band is Fall Out Boy she also likes Christina Aguilera.
friends with Vanessa
Taylor Lautner and Samantha Droke.
Be yourself always, there's no one better!
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
On Having Her Own Band]
I'm going to be in a band - no Selena Gomez stuff. I'm not going to be a
solo artist. I think that I don't want my name attached to it. I
basically want to make music that is fun and that parents and kids can
jump around to and have a good time to.
I wanted to be like my
friends. I hung out with girls who had blue eyes and blond hair and I
thought, 'I want to look like them!'
on declaring she will remain
a virgin until marriage] I said, 'Dad, I want a promise ring.' He went
to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for
other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to
on wearing a purity ring] I've had my ring since I was 12
years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying,
'Hey, look what I have.' It's a promise I made to myself and God. I
think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's
Where Are They Now
(2005) Currently shooting with actress/singer Lalaine on the set of "Lizzie McGuire" (2001)
television spin-off "Stevie Sanchez" for the Disney Channel. She will
play Miranda's kid sister, Stephanie "Stevie" Sanchez
(2007) Starring in the TV series "Wizards
of Waverly Place" (2007) for the Disney Channel playing "Alex
Filming Princess Protection Program with good
friends Demi Lovato
and Samantha Droke.
2008) Working on Another
Cinderella Story (2008) (V).
February 2009) Began filming in
Puerto Rico for Wizards
of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) (TV) for 6 weeks. Will also be
partially filmed in New York City and LA. Is set to release in August
June 2009) Back home from Canada from filming Ramona and Beezus (2010)
and about to go back to the set of "Wizards of Waverly Place"
(2009) Appeared in a commercial for Borden milk.