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Name: Selena Gomez
DOB: 22 July 1992
Birth Place: Grand Prairie, Texas, USA
Claim to fame: Disney actress and singer
- Selena first appeared on TV in Barney and Friends at age 7
- She’s won 7 Teen Choice awards, including Choice Female Hottie in 2011
- Selena has worn a purity ring since she was 12
- Her favourite band is Paramore
Disney starlet Selena was born in Texas and raised by single mum and stage actress Mandy Teefee. Selena caught the acting bug watching her mum on stage and began acting at the age of 7 with her TV role in Barney and Friends.
Selena got her big break in 2004 when she was spotted by Disney at one of their national talent scouting auditions. Her first Disney role was a small part in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, before she landed the part of Mikayla in the smash hit tween show Hannah Montana in 2006.
She won her biggest TV role to date in 2007, being cast as Alex Russo in the hit Disney show and movie spin-off, Wizards of Waverly Place. With Wizards of Waverly Place coming to an end in 2011, Selena’s now looking to concentrate on her movie career, with a role in the forthcoming Muppet movie.
As with all Disney starlets, TV just isn’t enough, and Selena launched her music career in 2009. Starting out with Disney soundtrack albums, she’s now a music star in her own right with her band Selena & The Scene, with three gold-selling albums and two platinum-selling singles to her name.
Selena has dated Jonas Brother Nick, Twilight star Taylor Lautner, and has been seeing king of tweens Justin Bieber since 2010.