Birth Date: July 22, 1992
Birth place: New York City, NY, USA
An only child, Selena grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her big break as an actress came when she seven years old and was cast on Barney & Friends, where she met her best friend Demi Lovato. Selena played Gianna on Barney & Friends for two seasons.
Selena was discovered by Disney in a worldwide casting search in 2004. Before starring in her own series, she played guest roles in two popular Disney shows, The Suite Life of Zack & Coday and Hannah Montana. Wizards of Waverly Place, in which Selena plays lead character Alex Russo, premiered on the Disney Channel in October, 2007.
In addition to her acting career, Selena has also broken into the music industry. She performs the theme song and other music from Wizards of Waverly Place, and she covered the hit Disney song, "Cruella De Vil."
Selena Gomez as a Role Model