|Selena Gomez with Demi Lovato|
Full name : Selena Marie Gomez
Nickname : Sel or Selly
Height : 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Her favorite subject : Science
Favorite sport : Basketball
Her role model and favorite actress : Rachel McAdams
Her favorite band : Paramore
Her favorite shoes : Converse
Her celebrity crush : Shia LaBeouf
Favorite snack : chocolate chip cookies
Selena Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother Amanda [Commonly known as Mandy] Cornett is an Italian woman from Dallas, Texas and her father Ricardo Gomez is from New Mexico. Mommy Mandy gave birth for Selena at 16, and her parents divorced in 1997. Nearly 10 years later she remarried with Brian Teefy. Selena is best known for her role as Alex Russo in the show 'Wizards Of Waverly Place' and as Mary in 'Another Cinderella Story'. Selena signed a record deal with Hollywood Records just before her 16th birthday and is recording an album due out Summer of 2009.
She became interested in acting after watching her mom, Mandy Cornett.
She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
Has four dogs - Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
She enjoys cheerleading, surfing and skateboarding.
Her best friends are Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.
Is an only child.
Is learning how to play guitar, drums and piano because she wants to be in her own band.
Wears a purity ring that says "True Love Waits".
She is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
Her mom gave birth to her at the age of 16.
Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old.
She is named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
She took part in Disney Channel's Earth Day celebration.
Her first appearance on Radio Disney was on October 26, 2007.
Although she straightens it, Selena was born with naturally curly black hair.
She went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas.
Her name 'Selena' means Moon in Greek.
She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Lady Sovereign.
She and best friend Demi Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.
Both her family and Fernanda Romero are from the same town in Mexico.
Has a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Has a song written and sung about her on YouTube called "Selena Gomez" by Greg Kurka.
Friend of Jennifer Stone and Jeremy Sumpter.
Involved with the charity Raise Hope for Congo which helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women.
Participated in the "Runway for Life" benefit for St. Jude's Children Research Hospial. 
Was named the youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17 (2009).
Good friends with Vanessa Hudgens,Sara Paxton, Taylor Lautner, Samantha Droke, Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse.
Is close friends with Justin Bieber.
Previously in a relationship with Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers.
Lead singer of the band Selena Gomez & The Scene.
In a relationship with Justin Bieber as of 2010.
Selena and her mom, Mandy Cornett (Teefey), said good bye to friends and family in Grand Prairie, Texas to start a new Life in Los Angeles after hearing the life changing news of Selena's new role on Wizards of Waverly Place.
Is a fan of Britney Spears and considers Britney to be one of her idols.
|Selena with Justin|
At a young age, she moved from New York to Grand Prairie, Texas. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck". Selena started out on "Barney & Friends" (1992) as "Gianna" in 2001 where she really discovered her talent. Unfortunately, they dropped her from the series after just two years. In 2003, she had a very small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and a bit part in 2005 when she played "Julie" in Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005) (TV) with Mitchel Musso and in 2006 as "Emily Grace Garcia" in Brain Zapped (2006) (TV) when she recorded a song for the movie. She she guest starred as "Gwen" in "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005) and as Hannah's rival, the 'evil' "Mikayla", in "Hannah Montana" (2006). Selena's amazing talent landed her roles in two Disney series, both spin-offs. Unfortunately, neither show was picked up until 2007 when she got the role of "Alex Russo" in the magical series "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007) which she auditioned for three times. In March 2008, she made her first animated movie Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and later starred in Another Cinderella Story (2008) (V) with Disney Channel star Andrew Seeley for ABC Family. Her two Disney Channel Original Movies Princess Protection Program (2009) (TV), with real-life BFF Demi Lovato, and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) (TV) will both air Summer 2009.