Who is Selena Gomez? Facts About Famous Singer and Actress

Who Is Selena Gomez?

Selena Gomez is a popular American singer who lives in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her full name is Selena Marie Gomez. She was born on July 22, 1992 in Texas. She started her career at the age of 2 years in a kids show. Selena as an actress and singer has huge fellowship of her fans on Disney television series.

Selena Gomez was given this name after famous singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez. She was inspired by her mother and played a role on PBS kidz TV series Barney & Friends. She worked in this program for two years.

After debuting in family movie Spy Kids 3-D, she gave audition on Disney Channel and got a spot on Tv series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.  

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Selena G. is known as a triple threat in media. She has released three albums, Kiss & Tell (2009), A Year Without Rain (2010), and When the Sun Goes Down (2011) that were certified gold by the American association of recording industry. All the albums got hit and reached millions of users.

The early life of Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is 29 years old, beautiful singer and actress. She opened her eyes in Texas, USA for the first time. Her parents’ names are Ricardo Joel Gomez and Mandy Teefey. Ricardo is a famous media personality in the USA who was born in 1975 while Mandy Teefey is a film producer by profession.

Ricardo belonged to Mexican culture and Mandy was from Italy. Selena’s grandparents migrated from Monterrey to Texas in 1970. Selena G. had excellent fluency in the Spanish language at the age of seven.

At the age of five, her parents got separated from each other and Selena G. remained with her mother, Mandy Teefey. She has three sibling two sisters and a brother. Selena G. completed her high school diploma in 2010 through homeschooling.

Selena Gomez had a very trouble time in her childhood. Her mother was struggling and they faced many financial problems.    

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Selena Gomez had an interest in entertainment because her mother was from this industry. She often had seen Mandy T. when she had been preparing for stage performance.

She started giving auditions for different roles. When she was giving an audition for Barney & Friends, she met Demi Lovato. Both were selected later and appeared in a series in 2002. In that series, Selena G. played the role of Gianna.

This was Selena’s first TV show. She said, I was little and didn’t know much about things. However, I learned each and everything from this series.” It was the turning point of her life. She worked on 13 episodes of this series from 2002 to 2004.

In 2003, she was offered a family film, Spy Kids 3-D: Game over. She starred in a TV series, “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” on Disney Channel in 200.

She also has played roles in two different series on the Disney channel.  The name of the first series was Suite Life spin-off titled Arwin and second was Lizzie McGuire.

Journey to Los Angeles

Selena has played various roles in multiple series. She has played the winning role of Alex Russo. After that, Selena G. with her mother moved to Los Angeles. Lovato also moved there.    

In 2008, she performed a role in the song video, Burin Up. Selena also recorded the song “Everything is not what it seems.” Later on, she sang a song for the animated movie, “Horton Hears a Who!” whose commercial success reached $300 million.

Selena signed a deal with Hollywood at the age of 16 while Cyrus and Lovato already had signed with them. In 2008, Selena G. made her own production company. She named her company, July Moon Productions.

Selena G. produced two movies under this company. One of them was “What Boys Want” which was the adaptation of the novel “13 reasons why”. This was the luckiest year for Selena because she earned many successes in this year. 

Having a great spot in the Hollywood music industry, Selena Gomez developed a band with the name, Selena Gomez & the Scene. This band released its 1st album in 2009. This album debuted at number 9 on Billboard 200 albums. A record sale of 66,000 copies was noted in the first week.

People reacted to this album according to their interests. Some people criticize it while others praise the vocal performance of Selena G.  

Selena G. performed in “Ramona and Beezus” with Joey King in 2010. This movie was the adaptation of a kids’ novel series by Beverly Cleary. The movie was released on 23rd July 2010 to the general public.

In 2011, Selena pictured the movie Monte Carlo as Grace. For this movie, she learned how to play Polo and took coaching to speak the British language in two accents. Selena G. released her third and final album in the same year. 

Second Album

This album was moderately successful while the second album got the certification of platinum by RIAA. In July 2014, Selena G. has signed a license agreement with Adrenalina to develop, manufacture and distribute her own fragrance. Adrenalina is a sport and adventure-themed lifestyle brand.

The CEO of this brand said they were happy to work with famous singer Selena Gomez. They launched the perfume in November 2011.

Selena G. took a break from music in January 2012. She played a role in the animated movie, Hotel Transylvania in the same year. This animated movie was released at the annual film festival in September 2012.

In 2013, she signed a film, Getaway. This film failed badly and Selena G. was nominated for Worst Actress. Selena released her second album, I want you to Know, in 2015. 

Selena G. released a song, Good For You, with a famous Rapper ASAP Rocky. This was her best song as 179000 copies of the song sold in the first week. The song became a top five single on Billboard 100. 

She has played hit roles in different movies. Selena G. is a very popular and successful singer in Hollywood. There are a lot of successful movies and songs on her credit.

The musical Style of Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is a well-known a pop artist with a powerful vocal range. Her famous work is in dance-pop and EDM. However, she also has a variety of different music genera.

Her first album includes electronic pop while the later albums have dance pop. She has sung many famous songs. Some of which are A Year Without Rain, When the Sun Goes Down, The Heart Wants What It Wants” and “Good for You”.

Charity work

Selena G. is a very kind lady. She remained an ambassador of DoSomething.org. Before this, she has been involved in charity for dogs in Puerto Rico. She also raises charity funds for poor people.

Selena also joined “Disney’s Friends for change” for three years from 2009 to 2012. This is an organization that promotes environment-friendly behavior.

Selena G. with her friends Lovato, Cyrus, and Jonas brothers donated charity for the above organization. Selena remained an ambassador of many charity organizations.

Religious beliefs

Selena Gomez was born in a Christian family. When she was 13 years old, her father gave her a purity ring as Selena wanted this. Selena was very religious in her early life.  Anyhow, in 2010 she stopped to wear that ring.    

In 2017, she exhibited her opinion about disliking the religion term. She said that I don’t think it is necessary to believe in faith and a relationship with God.

Selena Gomez Relationships

Selena Gomez has had a relationship with singer, Nick Jonas for one year from 2008 to 2009. She was also in the music video of his band’s song Burnin UP. Selena G. has a long relationship with Canadian singer Justin Bieber. This relationship remained for 9 years.

She had several relationships with different personalities like DJ Zedd, Weeknd, and Miley Cyrus.

Net Worth

Selena Gomez is an American personality, singer, actress, producer, and songwriter. She is very successful throughout her career. Her net worth is $95 million. Selena G. started her career as a child actress and got many achievements in her life. She worked for Disney Channel for two seasons.

Height, Weight, and Physical Stats

Selena G. is 29 years old singer and actress. She is one of the most beautiful singers in the USA. There is a huge fan following of Selena G. on social media. Her height is 5 ft 4 in and weighs 59 kg. She is one of the tallest Disney stars.

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Selena G. has a beautiful figure. Even she has no special diet plan and has no restrictions on any specific diet. Her dark brown eyes add more beauty to her personality.  Her star is cancer. She is currently single although she has dated several actors she has not decided yet to marry anyone.


Selena Gomez is a famous singer, actress, and model in the USA. She is one of the most beautiful girls in the world. She has had a very successful career throughout her age. Her net worth is $95 million.