Selena Marie Gomez ( sə-LEE-nə GOH-mez; born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her career by appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends (2002–2004). In her teens, she rose to prominence for her role as Alex Russo in the Emmy Award–winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012).Alongside her television career, Gomez has starred in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (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). She also voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise (2012–present), and has served as executive producer for the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why (2017–2020) and Living Undocumented (2019).Gomez released three albums with her former band, Selena Gomez & the Scene: Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011), all of which peaked within the top ten on the US Billboard 200 and attained gold certifications. Additionally, Gomez has released three albums as a solo artist: Stars Dance (2013), Revival (2015), and Rare (2020), all of which debuted atop the Billboard 200. She has scored eight top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100: "Come & Get It", "The Heart Wants What It Wants", "Good for You", "Same Old Love", "Hands to Myself", "We Don't Talk Anymore" with Charlie Puth, "It Ain't Me" with Kygo, and "Lose You to Love Me", the latter being her first number-one single on the chart.As of 2017, Gomez has sold over seven million albums and 22 million singles worldwide, according to Billboard. She has received various accolades and was honored as the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017. She has a large following on social media, and was at one point the most-followed individual on Instagram. Gomez's other ventures include a makeup line, a clothing line, a handbag line, a fragrance line, and a production company named July Moonhead Productions. She has worked with various charitable organizations and, at age 17, she was appointed a UNICEF ambassador.
Selena Marie Gomez was born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Texas-born former stage actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Cornett. Gomez was named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who died in 1995. Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has some Italian ancestry. Regarding her Hispanic heritage, Gomez has said she is "a proud third-generation American-Mexican" and that, "My family does have Quinceañeras, and we go to the communion church. We do everything that's Catholic, but we don't really have anything traditional except [that we] go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church." Her parents divorced when she was five and she remained with her mother. Gomez has two younger half-sisters: Gracie Elliot Teefey, through Amanda and her second husband Brian Teefey, and Victoria "Tori" Gomez, through Ricardo and his second wife Sara. She earned her high-school diploma through homeschooling in May 2010.Gomez was born when her mother was sixteen years old. The family had financial troubles during Gomez's childhood, with her mother struggling to provide for the pair. At one point, Gomez recalls, they had to search for quarters just to get gas for their car. Her mother later recalled that the two would frequently walk to their local dollar store to purchase spaghetti for dinner. Gomez stated, "I was frustrated that my parents weren't together, and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me. I'm terrified of what I would have become if I'd stayed [in Texas]." She later added that "[My mom] was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me." Gomez had a close relationship with her grandparents as a child, and appeared in various pageants growing up. Her grandparents often took care of her while her parents finished their schooling, and the pair went as far as stating that they "raised her" up until she found success in the entertainment industry.Gomez first gained an interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry watching her mother prepare for stage productions. She began auditioning for various roles, meeting Demi Lovato during an audition for Barney & Friends. Both Gomez and Lovato were later selected to appear on the series in 2002, with Gomez portraying the character of Gianna. The show was her first experience in acting, with Gomez recalling, "I was very shy when I was little [...] I didn't know what 'camera right' was. I didn't know what blocking was. I learned everything from Barney." Gomez appeared in thirteen episodes of the show between 2002 and 2004; the show's producers released her as she was getting "too old" for the series. While working on the series, Gomez had a cameo role in the film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and the made-for-television film Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005). She guest starred in a 2006 episode of the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Movies & TV shows
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Only Murders in the Building
Three people who share an obsession with true crime find themselves together.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
When Van Helsing's invention, the "Monsterfication Ray," goes awry, Drac and his monster pals are transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster. Before they drive each other crazy, Drac and Jo...
Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
A global broadcast and streaming special aims to inspire vaccine confidence worldwide and help get the COVID-19 vaccines to everyone, everywhere.
This Is the Year
A nebbish high school senior and his best friends embark on a road trip to attend the greatest music festival of the year in a last-ditch effort to win over the girl of his dreams.
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There is an animation about Hollywood, Artists, events, and relationships.
The eccentric Dr lost his wife seven years ago. John Dolittle, renowned doctor and vet of Queen Victoria's England, lives behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his exotic animals for compa...
The Broken Hearts Gallery
Lucy is a young gallery assistant who collects mementos from her relationships. She discovers that she must let go of her past to move forward, and comes up with a lovely, artistic way to help herself...
Whose Vote Counts, Explained
America's democracy is based on the right to vote. Not every vote is created equal. Can the system be fixed?
Selena + Chef
Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than she thought. It remains to be seen if cooking is one of her talents. Selena will be joined by a different chef in each episode.
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A Rainy Day in New York
After arriving in New York, two young people are met with bad weather and a lot of adventures.
The United States is changing its immigration policies.
The Dead Don't Die
In a small town, zombies suddenly show up. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert are going to have to band together to defeat the zombies.
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13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons
Cast members, writers, producers and mental health professionals discuss some of the difficult issues and themes explored in "13 Reasons Why."
13 Reasons Why
A series of tapes reveal the mystery of a teenage girl's tragic choice after she took her own life.
In Dubious Battle
There are 900 migratory workers in the California apple country. The group is more frightening because it takes on a life of its own. The strike was founded on Jim Nolan's tragic ideals.
Hotel Transylvania: Puppy!
The residents of Hotel Transylvania find their world turned upside-down when Dennis gets a monster-sized pet.
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The home of Mac and Kelly Radner has a young child next door. The Radner's enlisted the help of their former nemeses to fight the sisters.
The Fundamentals of Caring
Ben became a caregivers after suffering a tragedy. An 18-year-old with muscular dystrophy is his first client. They traveled to the western states with one paralyzed emotionally and the other paralyze...
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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert is leaving his "The Colbert Report" character to make his long-awaited return to television. As the host of The Late Show franchise redux -- taped at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre a...
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour - Live
"The 1989 World Tour Live" captures Taylor Swift's entire performance while also mixing in behind-the-scene, rehearsal, and special guest footage from her 1989 Tour."
The Big Short
The men made a lot of money.
The advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on has not mitigated humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. We can't seem to get along in this film.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Hotel Transylvania is in for a collision of supernatural old-school and modern day cool when a vampire arrives at the hotel for an impromptu family get-together.
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Late Night with Seth Meyers
"Saturday Night Live's" longest serving anchor takes over as host of NBC's "Late Night" which is home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. As the head writer fo...
A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his son's demo tapes and lyrics. He formed a band because he was shocked by the discovery of this talent.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon took over as the permanent replacement for Jay Leno. The program was brought back to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
Rick Stevens is willing to do anything it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. If he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams, he'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a drug abusin...
Selena Gomez and Shiloh Ferandez are in a film.
The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex
The family and friends are going to Tuscany to see their relatives. Alex accidentally conjures a spell that creates a good Alex and an evil Alex when she tries to prove she's more than a wizard. Alex ...
A former race car driver is in a race. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent hijacks a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its owner on a high-speed race aga...
After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Seth Rogen Is the Worst Person in the World
In this short from Funny Or Die, Seth Rogen realizes that after raising millions of dollars for charity, he's done with good deeds -- and can finally do all the terrible things he's always wanted to d...
A group of filmmakers profile a young girl from a different part of the world to create a tapestry of youth in the 21st century.
Demi Lovato: Stay Strong
In this one-hour documentary film, Demi will let the MTV audience inside to witness her most private moments, during her very public recovery from her eating disorder. With MTV's cameras following, sh...
Fifty Shades of Blue
The sexually charged literary blockbuster, Fifty Shades of Grey gets adapted for the screen with Selena Gomez and Nick Kroll.
A group of tourists are trapped in a town in the middle of an earthquake.
Hotel Transylvania is a five-stake resort where monsters and their families can live, but no humans are allowed. Mavis's 118th birthday is being celebrated by all of her father's best friends. The par...
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Three young women vacationing in Paris are whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of them is mistaken for a British heiress.
"So Random" has the biggest cast, the biggest stars, and the biggest laughs on Disney Channel. Each episode has original skits, songs and parodies with celebrity guests like Tony Hawk, Mitchel Musso a...
A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
Ramona and Beezus
Ramona is a little girl with a big imagination. Her playful antics keep everyone in her loving family on their toes, including her older sister Beezus, who is just trying to survive her first year of ...
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds
Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile,...
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Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
Alex has a powerful magic cast. The kids need to go on an adventure to save their family.
Princess Protection Program
The Princess Protection Program is put in place when a dictator threatens to take over the kingdom. She is taken under the wing of General Joe Mason, an agent from the agency, and his daughter, Carter...
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...
Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard
Arthur answered a distress call.
Sonny with a Chance
In order to join the cast of "So Random!," Allison "Sonny" Munroe had to move from the Midwest to Los Angeles. Her fellow young actors are a teen queen, a super smart guy, a funny man and a quirky one...
Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
The S.S is a race. A chance to meet London and a Teen Cruise to Hawaii are part of a triple-length comedy event. Both Justin and Max do their best to win the heiress's affection, as well as Cody and A...
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Another Cinderella Story
A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home to make her curfew. He sets out to find his ...
Horton Hears a Who!
Horton the elephant hears a cry from a speck of dust. He decided to help it even though he couldn't see anyone. The Whos live in Whoville, which is where the speck of dust is located. Horton agrees to...
Wizards of Waverly Place: Wizard School
Alex went to wizard school after she was caught using magic to clean her room. The terrace has Max and Jerry on it.
The Suite Life on Deck
The series follows the Martin brothers and their friends as they attend classes at the "Seven Seas High" in a new setting. The ship is managed by Moseby. Italy, Greece, India, Sweden, and the United K...
Studio DC: Almost Live
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2 TV shows
The Graham Norton Show
GrahamNorton talks about what's happening. The guests are talking. Graham is playing an instrument.
Wizards of Waverly Place
While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.
2 TV shows
Lauren graduated from "Laguna Beach" and went on to work as an intern at Teen Vogue.
At home and school, she's a typical teenager, but when the lights go down and the curtain goes up, she's Hannah Montana. Having the "Best of Both Worlds" is a complicated proposition, and keeping her ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The newest residents of Boston's posh Tipton Hotel are 11 year-old identical twins named Zack andCody. The boys treat the tipton like their own playground, because they live in a suite with their mom....
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
Walker is investigating a murder that was connected to a missing government weapon. The teen was on the run from a crime syndicate.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Barney's Best Manners: Invitation to Fun
Barney's friends wonder why it's important to mind their manners when a package arrives. Barney says that if they are invited to a party, they have the chance to be on their best behavior.
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
The Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker, designed a virtual reality game for Carmen. It's up to Juni to save his sister.
2 TV shows
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, this lingerie runway show includes pink carpet interviews, model profiles, behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the show, and musical performances.
Teen Choice Awards
Fox presents the Teen Choice Awards. The first awards were held in 1999. As voted on by teens, the program honors the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, television, fashion and more...
1 TV show
Barney & Friends
Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 2 to 5. The series, which first aired on April 6, 1992, features the title character Barney, a purple anthropom...
1 TV show
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show