Born on July 22, 1992, Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress, businesswoman, and producer. She has broken sixteen Guinness World Records, won two MTV Video Music Awards, an American Music Award, and been nominated for two Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and four Emmy Awards, among many other honours.
|Full name||Selena Marie Gomez|
|Date of birth||July 22, 1992|
|Birth place||Grand prairie, Texas|
|Profession||Singer, actress, business woman and producer|
|Net worth||$800 million|
Early life and education
On July 22, 1992, Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Mandy Teefey, a former stage actress who was born in Texas. She bore the name Selena Quintanilla after the Tejano singer who passed away in 1995. Her mother was adopted, and she is of Italian descent, while her father is of Mexican descent. In the 1970s, Gomez’s paternal grandparents left Monterrey and moved to Texas. In May2010, she received her high school diploma via homeschooling.
Parents and family
The mother of Selena is Amanda “Mandy” Teefy. Ricardo Joel Gomez is her father, however. When they welcomed Selena into their lives in 1992, Mandy was only 16 years old and Ricardo was 17 years old. Her parents divorced when the Disney Channel alum was only five years old, after being wed from 1992 to 1997.
Through Mandy and her second husband, Brian Teefey, Gomez has two younger half-sisters, Gracie Elliot Teefey, and Marcus Gomez, Victoria “Tori” and Ricardo, through Sara, his second wife.
Gomez got her start in show business as Gianna on the well-liked kids’ show Barney & Friends in 2001. After being removed from the series after two years, Gomez had little luck with her auditions for other programmes.
In 2003, she was cast in a small role in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, and in 2005, she appeared in a small role in Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire as Julie. In 2006, she also agreed to play Emily Grace Garcia in Brain Zapped, and she even recorded a song specifically for the production.
Gomez made a cameo appearance as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, a Disney Channel series, in 2006. Disney offered Gomez additional work after she was cast as the villainous Mikayla in the Hannah Montana television series. Then, in 2007, the channel cast her as Alex Russo in the television series Wizards of Waverly Place, landing her her first lead role. Up until 2012, the popular series aired for four seasons and took home two Emmys for Best Children’s Programme.
2008 saw Gomez direct her first animated feature, Horton Hears a Who!, and co-star with fellow Disney Channel star Andrew Seeley in the ABC Family film Another Cinderella Story. Additionally, Selena shot two projects for the Disney Channel Original Movie series. The first, Princess Protection Programme, featured Demi Lovato and was released in 2009. She starred in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie later in 2009.
Gomez provided Mavis’s voice in the animated film Hotel Transylvania in 2012. In the three sequels to the movie that were released in 2015, 2018, and 2022, she has since taken on the same roles. Gomez broke away from children’s entertainment by starring in Harmony Korine’s 2013 comedic crime thriller Spring Breakers with Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco, among others.
Gomez and Ethan Hawke starred together in the action thriller Getaway that same year. Gomez costarred with Mary-Louise Parker in the comedy Behaving Badly in 2014. She joined the cast of Season 9 of The Voice the following year, serving as a mentor for Gwen Stefani’s group.
Gomez made a comeback to the big screen in Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die in 2019, following a few years away from it. The gifted performer provided the voice of Betsy the giraffe in the Robert Downey Jr. movie Dolittle the following year. However, Mabel Mora on Hulu is her most popular recent role.
These included four songs for the Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie soundtrack, three songs for the soundtrack to her film Another Cinderella Story, a song for the animated film Tinker Bell, and the single “One and the Same” for Princess Protection Programme, a duet with co-star Demi Lovato.
Gomez soon transitioned to lead vocals for original songs as Selena Gomez & the Scene. Under Hollywood Records’ contract, the pop group put out three albums: When the Sun Goes Down (2011), A Year Without Rain (2010), and Kiss & Tell (2009).
They had hit songs like “Who Says,” “Love You Like a Love Song,” and “Naturally.” Twelve In fact, Gomez’s musical career was far from over when, the following year, she started a solo career. She has put out three studio albums—all of which peaked at number one on the Billboard 200—as well as an EP in Spanish.
In 2023, Selena Gomez is reported to be single. The Weekend, a.k.a. Canadian singer-songwriter Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, was allegedly her previous romantic partner.
According to reports, Selena Gomez has a net worth of about $800 million. Her earnings from the several films and TV shows she has produced, acted in, and authored are included in her net worth. She has also produced a number of music albums.