Selena Gomez

Singer and Actress

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Biography: major shows and albums

Selena Marie was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas to Mandy Cornett and Ricardo Gomez. Her first acting job was on the children's television show Barney and Friends in 2001. She then got signed to Disney, and guest starred in shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana. Her real fame started when she booked the Disney Channel television show called Wizards of Waverly Place as the role of Alex. Selena has since been in a number of movies including Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, and Spring Breakers. Selena is also heavily involved in the music industry. She recorded the theme song called "Magic" for her hit show, Wizards of Waverly Place, and has done numerous other little singing jobs for Disney as well. She and her then band, Selena Gomez and the Scene came out with 3 other albums called Kiss and Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down. Selena then went solo and made an album called Stars Dance. She also has a greatest hits album called For You and her newest album that came out this October called Revival featuring hits like Good For You and Same Old Love.

Training/Education

Selena Gomez attended Danny Jones Middle School in Texas, and was homeschooled for high school. She actually graduated on the set of Monte Carlo, where her character was graduating also.

Influences

Britney Spears, Rachel McAdams, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Branch, Avril Lavigne, Mandy Moore, and Justin Timberlake are just some other the influences and people Selena looks up to.

Awards

Selena is been nominated for a countless number of awards. Here are just some she's won from certain awards shows...


Teen Choice Awards won:

  • Choice Summer TV Star-Female for Princess Protection Program
  • Choice Celebrity Dancer
  • Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon-Female (won twice)
  • Choice TV Actress-Comedy for Wizards of Waverly Place (won twice)
  • Choice Female Hottie (won three times)
  • Choice Break-up Song for Come and Get It
  • Summer Music Star: Female
  • Ultimate Choice Award


MTV Video Music Awards:

  • Best Pop Video for Come and Get It


Kids Choice Awards:

  • Favorite TV Actress for Wizards of Waverly Place (won five times)
  • Favorite Female Singer (won three times)
  • KCA Best Fan Army


Radio Disney Music Awards:

  • Best Female Artist
  • Song of the Year for Come and Get It
  • Best Song to Dance To for Birthday
  • Best Breakup Song for The Heart Wants What It Wants

Interesting Facts

  • She has five dogs named Baylor, Chip, Willy, Fina, and Wallace.
  • She has a clothing line in K-mart called Dream Out Loud.
  • She was named after Selena Quintanilla, the famous Tejano singer who died three years after she was born.
  • Her favorite color is green.
  • She loves pickles.
  • She is of Mexican and Italian descent.
  • The first concert she ever went to was a Britney Spears show.
  • Her favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
  • She is best friends with Taylor Swift.
  • One of her celebrity crushes is Shia LaBeouf.
  • She loves horror movies and getting scared.
  • She is the youngest UNICEF Ambassador in the history of the organization.
  • She has a half sister named Gracie Elliot Teefey.

Quote

"Who says, who says you're not perfect? Who says you're not worth it? Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?"

Good For You ft (A$AP Rocky)