Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992. Amanda Dawn Teefey is her mother and Ricardo Joel Gomez is her father. When she was five years old her father has separated from her mother. After that she was looked after by her mother who was an actress by that time. Gomez has seen her mother preparing for acting and acting which made her interested in acting. She has made her debut at the age of 7 playing the role of Gianna in the television series of Barney & Friends.
It was Disney Channel that discovered Selena Gomez in 2007 in a countrywide search for talent. She made a few guest appearances afterwards. The one she made in Hanna Montana became a permanent role for two seasons. It was in 2007 Gomez was able to play one of the main roles in the Disney Channel series of Wizards of Waverly Place. She played the role of Alex Russo. When the show premiered, there was an audience of 5.9 million and it became a hit.
Soon after Selena Gomez came out with her new found popularity news channels started calling her the next Miley Cyrus. The young actress was elated that she was being compared to Cyrus. However, she was appreciative of the talents of Cyrus. In the year 2009 Gomez formed the pop band Selena Gomez and the scene. It was a teen group. Hollywood Records released their debut album on September 29, 2009.
It was in February 2009 that Selena Gomez signed to play a lead female role in a film and it was called Ramona and Beezus. While engaged in the filming, she found a date in Taylor Lautner, another actor engaged in acting another film. They were dating for a few moths but broke the relationship afterwards. It is believed that it was the pressure mounted by the media that lead to the break up.
In 2012 she decided to keep away from music and concentrate on her acting career. She said that her band and herself will go their own ways but will get together after some time. By August 2012 Selena Gomez has had seven of her films coming up. In six of them she was playing the lead role. She has shown her entrepreneurial skills also in several occasions. She has helped quite a few benefits also. She has worked with UNESCO on several projects too.