Selena Gomez, an American singer, actress, and producer, was born on July 22, 1992, in Los Angeles, California. Gomez, who was born and reared in Texas, began her acting career in 2002 on the children’s television show Barney & Friends. She gained notoriety as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–2012), which she starred in as a teenager.
Selena Marie Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, on July 22, 1992, to Ricardo Joel Gomez and Amanda Dawn “Mandy” Cornett, a former theatre actress from Texas. Selena Quintanilla, a Tejano singer who died in 1995, was her inspiration for her name. Her father is Mexican, while her mother, who was adopted, is Italian. In the 1970s, Gomez’s paternal grandparents left Monterrey for Texas. Gomez has stated that she is proud of her Hispanic background “My family does do Quinceaneras, and we go to the communion church,” says the proud third-generation American-Mexican. We do everything Catholic, but other than going to the park and having barbecues on Sundays after church, we don’t have anything traditional.” Until the age of seven, Gomez spoke Spanish fluently. She stayed with her mother when her parents divorced when she was five years old.
Although her Hollywood Records record agreement, Gomez formed the pop-rock band Selena Gomez & the Scene. The band’s moniker is an “ironic dig; at some who branded Gomez a “want to be seen,” according to the band’s website. In August 2009, the band published their first studio album. Which debuted at number nine on the Billboard 200 albums list; in the United States, with 66,000 copies sold in its first week. Some critics praised the album’s “fun” character, while others panned Gomez’s vocal performance. Even though the first single failed to chart, the second single was a commercial; triumph because of extensive Disney Channel promotion and several live performances. Ramona and Beezus, a film adaption of Beverly Cleary’s children’s novel series, starring Gomez with Joey King in 2010. On July 23, 2010, the film was released to mostly good reviews.