Selena Gomez was born to stage actress Amanda Dawn and Ricardo Joel Gomez in the year 2002 at Texas. She was five when her parents divorced and she moved in with her working mother. Amanda remarried Brian Teefy in the year 2006.
Selena developed interest in acting at the age of seven when she used to watch her mother acting in plays. She made her first appearance at the age of seven when she played the role of Gianna in Barney and Friends.
In 2004 she was discovered by the Disney Channel while she was scouting. She has appeared in Lizzie McGuire, Wizards of Waverly Place and made a special appearance in Hannah Montana.
She has also been seen in many movies like Shake it Up, Another Cinderella Story.