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Selena Gomez

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Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck". Selena started out on Barney & Friends as "Gianna" in 2001 where she really discovered her talent. Unfortunately, they dropped her from the series after just two years. In 2003, she had a very small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and a bit part in 2005 when she played "Julie" in Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire with Mitchel Musso and in 2006 as "Emily Grace Garcia" in Brain Zapped when she recorded a song for the movie. She she guest starred as "Gwen" in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and as Hannah's rival, the 'evil' "Mikayla", in Hannah Montana. Selena's amazing talent landed her roles in two Disney series, both spin-offs. Unfortunately, neither show was picked up until 2007 when she got the role of "Alex Russo" in the magical series Wizards of Waverly Place which she auditioned for three times. In March 2008, she made her first animated movie Horton Hears a Who! and later starred in Another Cinderella Story with Disney Channel star Drew Seeley for ABC Family. Her two Disney Channel Original Movies Princess Protection Program, with real-life BFF Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie will both air Summer 2009.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Selena Gomez -- Stuck In An Elevator In Paris (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez
Stuck In An Elevator In Paris

Selena Gomez got stuck in an elevator in Paris and sprung into survival mode without panicking ... which is another good reason to be stuck in an elevator with her. Selena, who's in town for the… READ MORE >

Selena Gomez -- Taking The Plunge In Paris (PHOTO)

Selena Gomez
Taking The Plunge In Paris

Selena Gomez was like a Monet painting Tuesday morning on the streets of Paris. Up close her outfit looked like a hot mess, but from far away Selena looked like a stunning work of art. READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Surprise Performance ... for the Love of God! (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez
Surprise Performance ... For the Love of God!

Christian rock will never get hotter than Selena Gomez doing a surprise gig in the middle of a religious themed event. Gomez surprised fans at an album release party for Christian group… READ MORE >

- 96 days ago
Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez -- Sweaty Perfection (PHOTO)

Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez
Sweaty Perfection

Taylor Swift and BFF Selena Gomez looked super hot sans makeup after their workout Monday in West Hollywood. The squad members hit up Body By Simone, where dance is heavily incorporated into… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Hot Guy Is a Biz Deal, Not a Bieber One (PHOTOS)

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Hot Guy Is a Biz Deal ... Not a Bieber One

Selena Gomez didn't pull a Justin Bieber when she posted a pic of a smoking hot dude, 'cause she's not trying to get with him ... she's just promoting her new music video. We're told the… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Mirror, Mirror On The Wall ... (PHOTO)

Selena Gomez
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall ...

Selena Gomez can't keep her super hot, half-naked selfies to herself ... not that anyone's complaining. Selena says she's teasing some new material with this sexy shot, but that could just be… READ MORE >

- 167 days ago
Selena Gomez & Niall Horan -- Still Deny Banging, But Still Partying Together (PHOTO)

Selena Gomez & Niall Horan
Still Deny Banging ... But Still Partying Together

Selena Gomez and One Direction's Niall Horan left the 'X Factor' finale after-party within seconds of each other Sunday night in London -- doing ZERO to help her claim that they're NOT… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Awesome Lingerie Display ... This One's for You, Justin (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez
Awesome Lingerie Display ... This One's for You, Justin

Selena Gomez didn't make her "Hands to Myself" music video specifically for Justin Bieber's pleasure -- but that doesn't mean he won't be playing this on a loop. Selena just released a little… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Justin to Selena -- I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

Justin to Selena
I Wish I Knew How to Quit You

Justin Bieber is dating lots of chicks ... and he says he's not back with Selena -- but it sure seems he wants the option. The Biebs posted this pic of him with S.G. back in the day ... it looks… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
Niall Horan and Selena Gomez -- NO Direction ... Strictly in the Friend Zone (PHOTO)

Niall Horan and Selena Gomez
NO Direction ... Strictly in the Friend Zone

Selena Gomez can't catch a break, or a date -- despite doing dinner with Niall Horan from One Direction ... she's still very, very single. Our Selena sources say she and Niall have been friends… READ MORE >

- 190 days ago

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