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Biography for Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Birthdate: 22 July 1992

Birth Place: Grand Prairie, Texas, United State.

Height in feet: 5 Feet 5 Inches

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Sun Sign: Cancer

Occupation: Model, Hollywood Actress

Marital Status: Single

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Born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas, Selena Gomez got her start in show business with a two-year run on the kids' show Barney and Friends.

Family Background

Her father is of Mexican descent while her mother, who was adopted, has some Italian ancestry. Her birth parents divorced when she was five years old,

Acting Career

Selena began her career in show business in 2001 when she performed on the popular children's show Barney & Friends, as Gianna. Gomez was dropped from the series after two years in 2003. Over the next two years, Gomez auditioned for shows without much success. She landed a small role in the movie Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over in 2003 and a bit part as Julie on Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire in 2005. She also got a part as Emily Grace Garcia in the television show Brain Zapped in 2006, and even recorded a song for the show.

In 2006, Selena Gomez got her first major role when she guest starred as Gwen in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody on the Disney Channel. Also on the Disney Channel, Gomez played the role as the evil Mikayla in Hannah Montana. In 2008, Gomez made her first animated movie, Horton Hears a Who!, and later starred in the ABC Family movie Another Cinderella Story with Disney Channel star Andrew Seeley. Selena filmed two movies for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise as well.

The first was Princess Protection Program, which was released in 2009 and also starred Demi Lovato. Later in 2009, she starred in Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie. She started in 2008, when she recorded a cover of "Cruella de Vil" for DisneyMania 6. She also recorded three songs for the soundtrack to her movie Another Cinderella Story, and a song for the animated movie Tinker Bell.

Gomez was romantically linked to pop singer Justin Bieber from 2011 to 2013. In early January 2014, it was reported that Gomez had been battling Lupus—an autoimmune disease that can cause facial swelling, fatigue, headaches and joint pain—for more than two years. She was officially diagnosed with the disease in 2012..

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