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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 -- Bizarre Message ... 'I Need to Rethink Some Areas of My Life'

Selena Gomez
Bizarre Message ... 'I Need to Rethink Some Areas of My Life'

Selena Gomez just posted a puzzling message ... calling herself, "unauthentic" and "unconnected" to herself and her music hours after a concert.  Gomez took to Instagram Saturday -- post-show… READ MORE >

Selena Gomez -- My Dilemma ... Backing It Up! (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez
My Dilemma ... Backing It Up!

Selena Gomez has a lead foot -- at least in reverse -- and a poor innocent fence paid the price. All eyes were on Selena as she left a salon's parking lot Wednesday in WeHo. Check out the vid ...… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Anything Justin Does, I Can Do Better ... Tumbles Hard Onstage (VIDEO)

Selena Gomez
Anything Justin Does, I Can Do Better ... Tumbles Onstage!

Selena Gomez will tell ya ... that first step can be a real bitch when you're performing in front of 19,000 people. She had a gig in Tulsa Sunday night, and her attempt to go down a short flight… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Selena Gomez -- Dissolves into Tears Over Christina Grimmie Murder

Selena Gomez
Dissolves into Tears Over Christina Grimmie Murder

Selena Gomez broke down in tears Saturday night as she dedicated a song to former "Voice" contestant Christina Grimmie, who was gunned down Friday night after an Orlando concert. It was very… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Katy Perry -- Chill Out ... Orlando's Awesome

Katy Perry
Chill Out Orlando's Awesome

Katy Perry apparently has no issues with whatever happened in Vegas between Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez, because she just pooh-pooed everyone who thought she was done or upset with her BF. Katy… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom -- Post Vegas Snuggle Video ... Your Place or Mine? (VIDEO)

Selena & Orlando
Post Snuggle Video ... Your Place or Mine?

The Selena Gomez-Orlando Bloom cuddlefest didn't end in the club ... because now TMZ has obtained video of the duo leaving together in the same car.  In the video, you can see the pair… READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Katy Perry vs. Selena Gomez -- Who'd You Rather (Orlando Bloom Edition)

Katy Perry vs. Selena Gomez
Who'd You Rather (Orlando Bloom Edition)

It’s a battle of Bloom's babes.  Orlando Bloom seems to be having a hard time choosing between 31-year-old Katy Perry (left) and 23-year-old Selena Gomez (right) ... so we are… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez -- All Over Each Other in Vegas (PHOTOS)

Orlando Bloom & Selena Gomez
All Over Each Other in Vegas

Orlando Bloom and Selena Gomez found love in the club -- for at least one night -- when things got VERY physical in Las Vegas, and TMZ got pics of the hookup. It went down Friday night at Light in… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Selena Gomez -- French Montana Digs My Old Crib (PHOTOS)

Selena Gomez
French Montana Digs My Old Crib

French Montana just scored with Selena Gomez ... he bought her Calabasas home for $3.3 million ... $150k under the listing price. Selena, repped by the Altman Brothers, put the Mediterranean pad… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez ... We're Not Back Together ... For Now

Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez
We're Not Back Together ...For Now

Selena Gomez was front and center at Justin Bieber's concert Wednesday ... but our Selena and Justin sources say they are not back together ... but both sides say things are subject to change.… READ MORE >

- 125 days ago

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