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Selena Gomez Biography

Birth Name:
Selena Marie Gomez
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Debuted in Barney & Friends at age 7
  • Discovered by Disney in a nationwide talent search when she was 10
  • Appeared in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and in two episodes of Hannah Montana before landing her own show, The Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Sings the theme song for The Wizards of Waverly Place, "Everything Is Not What It Seems
  • " Released her first album as part of the band Selena Gomez & the Scene, Kiss & Tell, in 2009
  • Was named a UNICEF Ambassador in 2009; her first field mission was a week-long trip to Ghana
  • Released her first solo album, Stars Dance, in 2013
  • Won a Latin American Music Award for Favorite Dance Song for "I Want to Know You" in 2015
  • Donated money in 2017 to the University of Southern California for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research after she was diagnosed with the disease herself