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Selena Gomez

Actor

Born: 22 July 1992
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Best known as:

Alex Russo on on the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place

Selena Gomez is the dark-eyed teen star of the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place. Selena Gomez was a kiddie regular on the TV show Barney and Friends (along with Demi Lovato) from 2001-03 before being pulled into the Disney orbit of teen stars, where she took her place as a lesser planet. She made guest appearances on the Disney shows The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2006) and Hanna Montana (2007, with Miley Cyrus). In 2007 Disney gave Gomez her own show, Wizards of Waverly Place, a lighthearted sitcom about a family whose three kids are magic-wielding wizards. Along with her TV roles, Gomez is known for being a steady pal to her fellow Barney star Lovato; the two of them post videos on YouTube and are often seen together off-camera. Selena Gomez starred in the 2009 TV movie Princess Protection Program, and that same year released her debut album, Kiss & Tell.

Extra credit:

Selena Gomez is reportedly named after the Mexican Tejano music star Selena. Gomez was not quite three when Selena died in 1995... Selena Gomez is 5'5" tall, according to the Internet Movie Database... Selena Gomez dated singer Nick Jonas in an on-again, off-again way from 2007-2010. She attended the 2011 Oscars with Justin Bieber, and their romance became a favorite of the gossip columns... Selena Gomez was born in New York but spent most of her youth in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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More on Selena Gomez from Infoplease:

  • Selena Gomez - Biography of Selena Gomez, Alex Russo on on the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Demi Lovato - Biography of Demi Lovato, Teen star of the Disney movie Camp Rock
  • Getaway - Starring Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Paul Freeman, Bruce Payne
  • Another Cinderella Story - Starring Selena Gomez, Andrew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Emily Perkins
  • Girl Rising - Starring Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Liam Neeson, Priyanka Chopra

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