Selena Gomez

  • 06 July 2007

Date of birth

22nd July, 1992

Occupation

Celebrity

Sex

1st January, 1970

Height

1.65

Selena Gomez (born 22.07.1992)
Selena Gomez is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel's 'Wizards of Waverly Place'.

Net worth: Selena Gomez net worth was estimated at $10 million according to Networthq (2014).

Childhood: Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her parents are Amanda Teefey, a stage actress, and Ricardo Gomez but they divorced when she was 5 and she was then raised by her mother. She was named after Mexican singer Selena and she developed an interest in acting from watching her mother act. She was homeschooled as a child. Her first acting roles were on children's TV program 'Barney & Friends' and 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over'.

Acting career: Selena Gomez had small roles in 'Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire', 'Brain Zapped', 'The Suite Life of Zack & Cody' and 'Hannah Montana' after being scouted by the Disney Channel. She was cast in 'Wizards of Waverly Place' in 2007 as Alex Russo and the show immediately became a hit. In 2008, she appeared in 'Another Cinderella Story' alongside Drew Seeley and had a minor voiceover role in 'Horton Hears a Who!'. In 2009, she starred in Ramona and Beezus and made an appearance in Demi Lovato's show, 'Sonny with a Chance'. They were then both in 'Princess Protection Program' which became the third most watched Disney Channel Original Movie of the time. Also in that year, she shot 'Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie'. In 2010, 'Wizards of Waverly Place' won an Emmy award and the movie later won then another. In 2011, she was reported to be making a cameo appearance in the Muppets film and the final season of 'Wizards.' ended. In that year she also co-hosted the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards and the 2011 MTV EMAs. In 2012 she voiced the character of Mavis in 'Hotel Transylvania'. In 2013, appeared in 'Spring Breakers' alongside James Franco. She had a brief role in the Eli Roth horror 'Aftershock' that same year, and joined Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight in the thriller 'Getaway'. She was also in the film 'Rudderless' directed by William H. Macy.

Other career ventures: Selena Gomez recorded four songs for the 'Wizards of Waverly Place' soundtrack. She also recorded a 'Cruella de Vil' cover in 2008 for compilation album 'DisneyMania 6' as well as 'Tinker Bell' soundtrack song 'Fly to Your Heart' and signed up with Hollywood Records. In 2009, she formed a pop band called Selena Gomez & the Scene. They released a Gold certified debut album called 'Kiss & Tell'. In 2011, the band was reported to have sold 1,354,000 albums in the US. In 2012, the band took a hiatus so Selena could focus on her acting career. She then released a single called 'Better Without You' on March 18th 2013 which she and Taylor Swift wrote. Single 'Come & Get It' soon followed, and then solo album 'The Stars Dance' which became her first number one. She was part of Sears back-to-school fashion campaign. In 2008, she launched the production company, 'July Moon Productions', and became a spokesperson for Borden Milk and State Farm Insurance. In 2010, she launched her new fashion line, 'Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez', using eco-friendly materials and teamed up with designers Tony Melillo and Sandra Campos. In 2011, she started development of her own fragrance with Adrenalina. In 2012, she partnered with Case-Mate creating fashionable custom phone cases. She has been involved with many charities including DoSomething.org, RAISE Hope For Congo, environment campaign Disney's Friends for Change, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and UNICEF for which she was named spokesperson in 2008 and participated in projects such as going to Ghana in 2009 to witness the poor standard of life for children in poverty.

Personal life: Selena Gomez used to date 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner after meeting him while filming 'Ramona and Beezus'. In 2011, she was confirmed to be dating teen popstar Justin Bieber. However, their relationship ended in 2012; though, there was a brief reconciliation before they split for a second time. As of Spring 2014, it seems the couple had reunited once again. Selena is an animal lover and owns six rescue dogs. She cancelled her Stars Dance Tour dates in Australia and Asia stating that she needed to spend time with her family. It was later reported that she had been receiving therapy at a treatment center in Arizona, but it was stressed that substance abuse was not the reason behind it.

Selena Gomez Receiving Treatment For "Emotional Breakdown"

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 11 October 2018

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Gomez has recently been experiencing physical and mental health complications stemming from her kidney transplant surgery last year.

Selena Gomez has been admitted to a mental health facility for treatment following what has been reported as an “emotional breakdown”, in the aftermath of apparent complications regarding her life-saving kidney transplant surgery last year.

According to an initial report by TMZ, the 26 year old pop star had had to visit hospital twice in the preceding couple of weeks, both as a result of a very low white blood cell count – something that can be a side-effect of transplant surgery.

Gomez had been discharged from hospital late last week but was back days later with the same complaint – and when staff refused to discharge her a second time, she “freaked out” and had an “emotional breakdown”.

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Selena Gomez Insulted By D&G Designer's Social Media Malice

By Holly Williams in Fashion / Beauty on 15 June 2018

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Stefano Gabbana branded the singer 'ugly' on Instagram.

Selena Gomez has found herself at the centre of a vicious social media storm after a prominent Italian fashion designer blasted her looks and incurred the wrath of her millions of fans - including her good pal Miley Cyrus. It's only the latest in Gabbana's history of unnecessarily mean comments.

Image caption Selena Gomez at WE Day California

No-one wants to propagate the stereotype that people who work in the fashion industry - largely editors and designers - are mean-spirited and responsible for the vast majority of models suffering from low self-esteem, but Stefano Gabbana is doing a pretty good job of that himself.

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Is Selena Gomez Dating Justin Theroux?

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 17 May 2018

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The pair are reportedly single after splitting from their respective partners, Justin Bieber and Jennifer Aniston

Those who reside in a world that cares about the couplings of celebrities were devastated when Hollywood heavyweights Justin Theroux and Jennifer Anniston announced their separation after two years of marriage. Now, in a strange twist, it has been rumoured the Leftovers actor has "fallen" for singer, Selena Gomez.

Is Selena Gomez dating Jennifer Aniston's ex?

It has been reported Selena - who is 21 years Justin’s junior - and Justin have known each other for a number of years due to the fact the pair share the same manager.

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Selena Gomez Pondering On When To Release New Album

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 April 2018

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Also, a source gave some insight into how things are going between her and Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez is apparently hesitating and “unsure” about the timing of the release of her next studio album.

The 25 year old megastar hasn’t released an album since Revival back in October 2015, having retired in large part from the public eye in order to prevail in her battle against lupus, as well as undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant operation last summer.

“I don't know when the right moment is. And I really mean that, not in a way that I'm trying to be mysterious or cool,” she told Pop Sugar this week. “It's hard to have a voice and make sure that your content means something.”

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Francia Raisa Reveals Selena Gomez "Could Have Died" After Kidney Transplant

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 March 2018

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A post-operation complication meant that emergency surgery was required to save Gomez's life.

Francia Raisa, who donated one of her kidneys to save Selena Gomez’s life, has revealed that her best friend “could have died” when a complication occurred after the transplant operation.

The 25 year former Disney star underwent the operation in the summer of 2017 after battling with the autoimmune condition lupus, a disease that attacks the body’s health tissues and organs and which left her in need of a new kidney.

Discussing her post-operation recovery in W magazine this week, 29 year old actress Raisa said: “I didn’t want to eat, I didn’t want to drink anything.”

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Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber "On A Break"

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 08 March 2018

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Selena and Justin only reunited in November last year, and are still together even though they're spending a bit of time away from each other.

Just a few months after they sensationally got back together, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are now said to be ‘on a break’ and spending time apart from each other – but they haven’t broken up.

Justin and Selena is one of the longest running on/off romances in pop culture, and the pair surprised everyone by getting back together back in November last year, soon after Gomez had split up with her then-boyfriend The Weeknd. Over the next few months, they splashed out on a number of lavish holidays and getaways together, travelling to Laguna Beach, Mexico, Seattle and Jamaica.

However, the young couple are now apparently on a break but are still on speaking terms, according to new reports from E! News, having been experiencing “issues” with their relationship being back in the public eye.

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Selena Gomez May Never "Overcome" Her Anxiety And Depression Struggles

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 07 February 2018

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Gomez, who has consistently been vocal on the issue of mental health, spoke about her struggles in a new Harper's Bazaar interview.

Selena Gomez has opened up about her battles with anxiety and depression, admitting that she doesn’t believe she’ll ever “overcome” them and that she’ll likely have to keep them at bay “for the rest of my life”.

The 25 year old actress and singer has had a pretty eventful last 12 months since returning to the public eye. She re-emerged at the start of 2017 following a social media blackout, disappeared again for what turned out to be a life-saving kidney transplant, split up with her boyfriend The Weeknd, only to get back together again with her ex, Justin Bieber.

The former Disney star sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to shoot the cover for the magazine’s March issue recently, and told the interviewer about her current priorities.

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Selena Gomez Has Had 'Strained Relationship' With Mom For Three Years

By Stephanie Chase in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28 December 2017

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The singer’s family were reported to be unhappy about her reunion with ex Justin Bieber.

Selena Gomez’s problems with her mom Mandy Teefey reportedly started long before her reunion with Justin Bieber.

The singer and her mother were believed to be on bad terms after Selena reunited with her ex, but according to E! News, the family’s problems run much deeper than their distrust of Justin.

Selena Gomez at the British Fashion Awards

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Selena Gomez's Mom Hospitalised After Bieber Row

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 December 2017

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Mandy has checked in to a hospital for her own welfare.

This has been a particularly rough year for Selena Gomez. Not only has she had a Lupus diagnosis and a kidney transplant to contend with, but now she's on bad terms with her mother because of a disagreement over her reunion with Justin Bieber. Now her mother has been hospitalised for her own emotional welfare.

Selena Gomez at the British Fashion Awards

It was reported earlier this week that the 25-year-old and her mother Mandy had unfollowed each other on Instagram, days after the latter was rushed to hospital for a voluntary welfare check-up following a 'heated' dispute with her daughter according to TMZ.

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Selena Gomez's Mum Not Happy About The Singer Reuniting With Justin Bieber

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 20 December 2017

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It has been reported mother and daughter have unfollowed each other on Instagram

The relationship of pop princess Selena Gomez and ‘bad boy’ singer Justin Bieber has not always been smooth sailing and it seems the pair are now officially entering into a "serious" reunion. However, not everyone is happy with that: including the Naturally singer’s mother, Mandy Teefey.

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may be getting back together

TMZ reported that 41-year-old Mandy was hospitalised last week following a "heated" debate with her daughter about Selena and Justin giving their on-off relationship a go at being on again.

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Selena Gomez arrives on the red carpet at the 2017 British Fashion Awards which were held at the Royal Albert Hall. Winners included Model of the Year Adwoa Aboah, Style Icon Donatella Versace, Designer of the Year Raf Simons and Stella McCartney with the Special Recognition Award For Innovation. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017

Selena Gomez spotted leaving BBC Radio One studios. She can be seen posing for selfies with her fans and signing autographs before heading to her car - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017

The Weeknd and Selena Gomez seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

Selena Gomez arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st November 2016

Selena Gomez arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th November 2016