Selena Gomez

Language Arts

Background

Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Tx.Her parents are Amanda Corenett and Ricardo Gomez. Ricardo is a Mexican descent and a native from New Mexico. Amanda is Italian as well.Selena was named after a Tejano pop singer Selena Quintanilla Perez.Her mom was 16 when she had Selena and they divorced when she was 5 years old.

Early Carear

She played Gianna on Barney in 2001 until 2003 and then she did minor roles in movies and tv shows.In 2006 she started on Disney Channel on Suite Life of Zack and Cody.In 2007 she stared in Wizrds of Waverly Place and played the lead role as Alex Russo.That continued until the beginning 2012 and they are coming out with a movie in early 2013.In 2008, Selena stared in a major movie called Another Cinderella Story.She also did 2 roles in 2009, Princess Protection Program and a guest spot on Sonny with a Chance.Wizards of Waverly Place did a movie in 2009 called Wizards of Waverly Place:The Movie.

Selena and Her mom Amanda

Music Career

In 2008, Selena started her music career when she did a song “Cruella de Vil” for Disney Mania 6 and 101 Dalmations.Also songs for Another Cinderella Story,Tinkerbell,Princess Protection Program, and Wizards of Waverly Place:The Movie.She also signed a contract with Hollywood Records and released her first album “Kiss and Tell

In 2011 she released her second album called "When the Sun Goes Down"

Charity Work

She traveled to Congo to witness the struggles that Congolese people were experiencing due to war, poverty and conflict minerals. Selena has become the youngest UNICEF ambassador ever when she was made a spokesperson for a Trick or Treat campaign and it worked to awareness to Ghana.She went on the runway in Beverly hills and raised 1 million dollars for the St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital to find cures.She also helped small charities like Bordon Milk, Island dogs to save stray dogs in Puerto Rico.