Selena Gomez. biography
Selena Gomez began her journey in show business with a two-year acting gig on the kids' show Barney and Friends. Once she left the show, Selena was able to continue her growth as a performer by landing guest-starring roles on Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Hannah Montana.
Selena's big break arrived when she was cast as the lead on Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) and released her first music album (2009).
Born Selena Marie Gomez to Amanda Cornett, who was 16 years old at the time, and Ricardo Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena's career began like most entertainment careers, minor roles that hopefully turn into leads. After being dropped from the Barney and Friends show, Selena auditioned for many projects but was offered mostly small roles, including her role in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and her role as Julie on Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005).
The tone of her career dramatically changed when she was offered a guest star role as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and the role of evil Mikayla in Hannah Montana. Her career began shaping in 2007 when she was cast as the starring role, Alex Russo in the series Wizards of Waverly Place, which later became a popular show.
In 2008, Selena participated in her first animation movie, Horton Hears a Who! followed by a starring role in the ABC Family movie Another Cinderella Story alongside Disney Channel superstar Andrew Seeley followed by starring in Princess Protection Program (2009) with Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009).
Selena then began working on music career, recording a cover of "Cruella de Vil" for DisneyMania 6, three songs for Another Cinderella Story soundtrack, and a single track for the animated movie, Tinker Bell. She also recorded the single "One and the Same" as a duet with co-star and friend Demi Lovato for her movie Princess Protection Program.
Toward the end of 2008, Selene signed her first record contract with Hollywood Records and released her debut album, Kiss and Tell, in 2009. She later made a cameo in the Jonas Brothers' video for their single, "Burnin Up." In June, Selena and Demi appeared in a special edition of PEOPLE prior to premiere of their movie, Princess Protection Program, in which Selena pled the fifth when asked about her relationship with Twilight 'hunk' Taylor Lautner.
Although a great entertainer, Selena has a passion for helping others and is a spokesperson for Borden Milk, appearing in commercials and ads. She also worked on a teen-voting campaign, which encouraged teenagers to learn more about the 2008 presidential candidates. That same year, Selena played a large role in the "Runway for Life" benefit for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. She was later named the youngest ambassador to UNICEP at the age of 17 in 2009.
After launching her Kmart clothing collection Dream Out Loud in 2010, Selena released her sophomore album A Year Without Rain with her band The Scene. She went on to star in Spring Breakers (2012) and release her studio album Stars Dance in 2013.
Selena's most recent film projects include, the TV movie The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (2013), the action flick Getaway (2013) alongside Ethan Hawke, the comedy Behaving Badly (2013) with Mary-Louise Parker, and the drama Rudderless (2014).
Selena Gomez Boyfriend & Dating History
August 2007 - September 2007
Selena dated actor David Henrie for a couple of weeks during the summer of 2007.
2008 - 2008
Selena jumped all over Nick Jonas once he and Miley Cyrus broke up. It was one of the things that ignited a rivalry between Cyrus and Selena. Unfortunately, the relationship was short lived.
2009 - 2009
Selena and Taylor Lautner were spotted getting intimate with each other while shopping with Lautner's younger sister. But the media pressure was too much and the two ended things.
January 2010 - February 2010
Selena and Nick rekindled their short-lived romance when Nick went on tour. However, they split a few months later, saying their careers got in the way.
March 2010 - April 2010
Selena and Cameron Quiseng, the bassist for the band Allstar Weekend, were spotted bowling together. Cameron was extremely complimentary of Selene in multiple interviews. Too much too soon, Cameron.
August 2010 - August 2010
Selena was rumored to be dating Glee star Mark Salling and reportedly kept in touch with him during the 2010 Teen Choice Awards (2010). A friend later revealed to RadarOnline.com "They were texting during the awards, even though Selena was front row and Mark was backstage co-hosting. Every time Mark came up on stage, she was beaming ear to ear.
January 2011 - 2013
Rumors that Selena and Justin Bieber were dating began in 2010 but intensified in January 2011 when photos showed the two cuddling with each other while sitting poolside in Mexico. They made it official at the Oscars after-party in March 2011, but their on-and-off relationship finally came to an end in mid 2013.