Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992), addressed professionally as Selena Gomez, is a multi-talented and multiple-award-winning American singer, actress, and intelligent producer.
She has been described as a “triple threat.” Born and raised in Texas, she began her acting career on a children’s television series titled Barney & Friends (2002–2004). In her teenage years, Selena Gomez rose to prominence for her lead role as Alex Russo in a Disney Channel television series titled Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).
Alongside her television career, she’s appeared in the films; Another Cinderella Story (2008), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Princess Protection Program (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), Monte Carlo (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), The Dead Don’t Die (2019), and A Rainy Day in New York (2019).
Several of Selena Gomez‘s singles have charted in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100, including Come & Get It, Good for You, The Heart Wants What It Wants, Same Old Love, We Don’t Talk Anymore, Hands to Myself, and It Ain’t Me.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Stage Name:||Selena Gomez|
|Born:||22 July 1992 (age 29 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Grand Prairie, Texas, United States|
|Parents:||Mandy Teefey, Ricardo Joel Gomez|
|Siblings:||Gracie Elliot Teefey, Victoria Gomez, Scarlett Teefey, Marcus Gomez|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Chris Evans (curr.), Zen Matoshi (2022), The Weeknd (2016-2017), Niall Horan (2015), Zedd (2015), Justin Bieber(2010-2018), Taylor Lautner (2009), Nick Jonas (2008-2010), Orlando Bloom, Samuel Krost, Charlie Puth|
|Occupation:||Actress • Musician|
|Net Worth:||US$75 million|
Selena Gomez‘s birth took place in Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez (father) and a Texas-born former stage actress called Mandy Teefey (mother).
She was named after a Tejano singer, Selena Quintanilla, who passed away in 1995. Her father is of Mexican descent, whereas her mother, who was adopted, has a bit of Italian ancestry. Her paternal grandparents emigrated to Texas from Monterrey in the late 1970s.
She was fluent in Spanish until she was 7. Her parents divorced when she was five years old, but she remained with her mother. Selena Gomez has two younger half-sisters and a younger stepbrother named Gracie Elliot Teefey and Scarlett Teefey, who was born through Mandy Teefey and her second husband, Brian Teefey, along with Victoria Gomez and Marcus Gomez, through Ricardo Joel Gomez and his second wife, Sara Gomez.
Selena Gomez was born when her mother was only 16 years old. The family had financial issues throughout her childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair.
At a point, Selena Gomez recalls that they had to look for quarters to get gas for their car. Her mother also recognized that the duo would frequently walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner.
Selena Gomez earned her high-school diploma via homeschooling in the summer of May 2010.
Selena Gomez‘s first break came with a show titled Barney and Friends, televised in 2002 when she was selected to play a character called Gianna. During the auditions, she had the rare opportunity of meeting fellow performer Demi Lovato, who was also chosen for the show in the same year.
During the show Barney and Friends, and after quitting it in 2004, she made guest appearances in films such as Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire, and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
In 2006, the young star was featured in a Disney show titled The Suite Life of Zack & Cody for an episode. The following year, she appeared in another Disney program titled Hannah Montana and began shooting for Arwin! and Suite Life, both belonging to the same production house.
Selena Gomez also bagged the role of a protagonist called Alex Russo in a Disney show titled Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. She soon shifted her attention to Hollywood and began her full-fledged acting career alongside a colleague and friend called Demi Lovato.
The program was a success, and so was her theme song titled Everything is Not What It Seems, shooting the prominent actor to stardom and, in the process, getting compared to a fellow performer and renowned, Miley Cyrus.
In 2008, Selena Gomez organized her music group, called Selena Gomez & the Scene. She also founded a production house named July Moon Productions.
The same year, she played in a film titled Another Cinderella Story and lent her voice to a movie titled Horton Hears a Who! Furthermore, she starred in television shows such as Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream and Studio DC: Almost Live.
In 2009, the fast-rising actor starred in shows and films such as Sonny with a Chance, Princess Protection Program, and Suite Life on Deck. For the latter, a soundtrack titled the same was sung by Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. The same year the actress also featured in a Disney production titled Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
In 2009, apart from acting in movies, Selena Gomez lent her voice for a second time to a character called Princess Selenia for a film titled Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard. Around the same time, the musical band Selena Gomez & the Scene also released their debut music album titled Kiss & Tell.
The following year, the celebrated celebrity introduced an environment-friendly apparel brand called Dream Out Loud, which was then sold via the Kmart departmental stores. After the success of her first album, she also released her second record in 2010, titled A Year Without Rain.
In 2010, Selena Gomez reprised her role as Princess Selenia in a film titled Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds and acted in a successful movie titled Ramona and Beezus.
Furthermore, the bankable star featured in a commercially successful film titled Monte Carlo in 2011, working hard to perfect her role. She also bagged cameos in movies such as The Muppets and TV shows like PrankStars, and So Random!.
During the same period, Selena Gomez introduced her fragrance brand, which was meant to be distributed by Adrenalina, a famous sports label. Aside from her movie appearances, she also recorded another album called When the Sun Goes Down.
In 2012, the talented actress voiced the character of Mavis in an animated movie titled Hotel Transylvania, alongside comic greats Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler. Selena Gomez starred in Spring Breakers the same year, opposite James Franco, Rachel Korine, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Benson.
Between 2013 and 2014, Selena Gomez produced her first solo record, titled Stars Dance, and another album titled For You. Her musical tour, also called Stars Dance, was successful following a significant increase in her fan base. She starred in films such as Behaving Badly, Getaway, Rudderless, and Aftershock.
While working on her second studio album, Selena Gomez collaborated with Zedd on a song titled I Want You to Know, which was released as the lead single from his second album on February 23, 2015.
In August 2015, she appeared in a documentary titled Unity. Then she reprised the voice role of Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 2, released on September 25; Upon release, the film was met with a positive critical reception and commercial success.
Selena Gomez released her second studio album, Revival, on October 9, 2015; critics reviewed it positively by critics, who praised its production and lyrical content. Then she embarked on her worldwide Revival Tour on May 6, 2016
Furthermore, she had a supporting role in a comedy film titled Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, where she played the part of the president of a Phi Lambda sorority. Selena Gomez also starred in a film titled In Dubious Battle with James Franco. The film was released on September 3, 2016.
Then she began working on her third studio album while touring and made a new song titled Feel Me to the setlist of her Revival Tour. On February 4, 2017, she posted a new song snippet on her Instagram stories, and five days later, Norwegian DJ Kygo posted a snippet of his collaboration with her.
Selena Gomez and Kygo confirmed the single titled It Ain’t Me on social media a week later, and it was released on February 16.
Moreso, she served as the executive producer for the series adaptation of a novel titled Thirteen Reasons Why. In August 2017, she was cast in a Woody Allen film titled A Rainy Day in New York.
And on May 10, 2018, she released a new single from the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 Soundtrack, which she titled Back to You. Then, she again voiced the character Mavis in Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which was released in July 2018.
Furthermore, Selena Gomez featured on DJ Snake‘s song titled Taki Taki, featuring Ozuna and Cardi B. It was released in September 2018. She also appeared in Julia Michaels‘ song titled Anxiety. That year, she featured in Jim Jarmusch‘s film titled The Dead Don’t Die.
In September 2019, it was announced that she would executive produce a Netflix docuseries called Living Undocumented, which follows eight undocumented families in America. The six-episode series was, however, released on October 2, 2019.
Then, on October 23, 2019, she released a song titled Lose You to Love Me, which served as the lead single from her third studio album, Rare. The next day, she surprise-released the album’s second single, titled Look at Her Now.
In June, Selena Gomez was featured in a remix of Trevor Daniel‘s song Past Life. In August, the Disney star collaborated with a South Korean girl group called BLACKPINK for a song titled Ice Cream, the second single from BLACKPINK‘s debut Korean-language studio album called The Album.
Later that month, it was announced that Selena Gomez would star in and executive produces a comedy series titled Only Murders in the Building, featuring Steve Martin and Martin Short. This served as her first scripted television role since starring in Wizards of Waverly Place.
In November 2021, Selena Gomez was announced as the executive producer and star of an Elgin James-directed biographical film titled In.
Awards & Nominations
Selena Gomez is a remarkable multi-talented star who’s received numerous honors and accolades as proof of her awesomeness. This young celebrity actress has been nominated on a unique 125 occasions and has won some of the most prestigious awards for her songs and acting performances.
This talented actress, Selena Gomez, was honored with the American Latino Media Arts Award (ALMA Award) in 2009 for her performance in a series titled Wizards of Waverly Place. She earned the Gracie Awards and Imagen Awards for the same show. The Disney star has also received seven Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards for her role in Wizards of Waverley Place.
Between 2010 and 2012, the German Bravo Otto awards were presented to Selena Gomez on a number of six occasions. During that same period, the prestigious Glamour Awards also declared the Woman of the Year.
For her philanthropic services, Selena Gomez received the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Young Visionary Award at the Unite4: Humanity ceremony, both in 2013.
Around the same period, she was also handed the MTV Video Music Awards for her single titled Come & Get It.
Between 2014 and 2015, she won the Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) Awards as a songwriter for the music tracks, Come & Get It and Slow Down.
In addition, Selena Gomez has won the Teen Choice Awards an impressive number of five times for films such as Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, and Wizards of Waverly Place.
Selena Gomez is a maestro on social media. She’s got hundreds of millions of followers spread across Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The talented musician currently has over 303 million followers on Instagram.
Three years ago, she made a decision few celebrities, let alone people make; she deleted all her social media apps for her mental health.
While she remains one of the most-followed ladies on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok, her assistant became responsible for posting the photos and captions Selena Gomez sends on her behalf. However, she later restored her account after taking several months off.
- Instagram: @selenagomez
- Twitter: @SelenaGomez
- Facebook: Selena Gomez
- Website: selenagomez.com
Selena Gomez stands at the height of 5 feet 5 inches, with a well-maintained weight of 58 kilograms. Her impressive body measurements is 36-28-35 inches. Boasting a banana shape body, the talented actress always looks great and sexy.
She has managed to keep her weight within the healthy range and has a smashing physique followed by a glamorous personality.
She has the potential to attract people with her melodious voice, looks, and fashion presentation. According to various sources, it is known that the American star wears the most branded outfits with dress size 6(US) and fancy shoe size 7 (US).
Selena Gomez dated a guy named Nick Jonas in 2008 and appeared in a music video for his band’s song titled Burnin Up. In December 2010, she began dating pop singer Justin Bieber. After separating in November 2012, the pair reconciled a few weeks later before splitting up again in January 2013.
Then, they reconciled for a few months in 2013, 2014, and 2015. However, in Late 2017, it was revealed that they were together again but broke up again in March 2018.
After recording a song titled I Want You to Know in 2015 with Russian-German DJ Zedd, Selena Gomez began a romantic relationship with him; unfortunately, they broke up later that year.
Nonetheless, she reportedly started dating American singer, The Weeknd in January 2017, and that September, they moved in together in Greenwich Village, New York City, but broke up a month later.
Selena Gomez is currently dating an American actor known as Chris Evans. She is not married and has no child.
She has been the girlfriend of Zen Matoshi (2022), The Weeknd (2016-2017), Niall Horan (2015), Zedd (2015), Justin Bieber (2010-2018), Taylor Lautner (2009), and Nick Jonas (2008-2010).
Selena Gomez has also dated Orlando Bloom, Samuel Krost, and Charlie Puth.
When Selena Gomez is not performing, she loves yoga or pilates. She also likes Skateboarding, Surfing, and Playing Basketball. Her favorite food is Pickles, Pizza with jalapeño, and mushrooms. Her famous actor is Johnny Depp, and her favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus sometime between 2012 and early 2014. In September 2017, she disclosed on Instagram that she had withdrawn from public events during the previous few months because she had received a kidney transplant from an actress and a friend named Francia Raisa.
During the said transplant, an artery broke, and emergency surgery had to be conducted to build a new artery using a vein from her leg.
Selena Gomez has been open about her struggles with both anxiety and depression. She began pursuing mental therapy in her early twenties and also spent time in treatment facilities, and in April 2020, she disclosed she had bipolar disorder.
In 2020, Selena Gomez moved to a US$4.9 million mansion situated in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Encino.
Selena Gomez has accumulated an estimated net worth of US$75 million, most of which she earned from her music record sales and acting career.
According to a reliable review aggregator site known as Rotten Tomatoes, Selena Gomez‘s most critically acclaimed TV and film projects include;
- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2006)
- Hannah Montana (2007)
- Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012)
- Another Cinderella Story (2008)
- Princess Protection Program (2009)
- Ramona and Beezus (2010)
- The Muppets (2011)
- Spring Breakers (2012)
- Hotel Transylvania (2012)
- Girl Rising (2013)
- The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (2013),
- Rudderless (2014)
- The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
- Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
- The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
- A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
- Selena + Chef (2020–present)
- Only Murders in the Building (2021–present).
Selena Gomez also executive produced a television series titled 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020) and another titled Living Undocumented (2019).
- Selena Gomez & the Scene albums
- Kiss & Tell (2009)
- A Year Without Rain (2010)
- When the Sun Goes Down (2011)
- Stars Dance (2013)
- Revival (2015)
- Rare (2020)