Selena Gomez was born in July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, to a teenage mother. She got her start in show business by performing on "Barney & Friends," a popular children's show. She later had a small part in "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" and "Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire."Continue Reading
Selena Gomez later went on to star in "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" on the Disney Channel, which was her first major role. She then starred in a leading role on "Wizards of Waverly Place," also a Disney Channel program. Later roles include parts in "Another Cinderella Story," "Princess Protection Program" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie."
Gomez launched a music career in 2008 when she recorded "Cruella De Ville" for "DisneyMania 6." Her debut album came out later that year, entitled "Kiss & Tell." She also provided songs for various other movies, including "Tinker Bell," "Princess Protection Program" and "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," among others. In 2012, she provided voice-over talent in the movie "Hotel Transylvania."
On a philanthropic level, Gomez has worked on a teen voting campaign and is a UNICEF supporter. She is also a sufferer of lupus and was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder in 2012.Learn more about Art & Literature