RAMONA AND BEEZUS
SELENA GOMEZ (Beezus Quimby) was born on July 22, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. She
started acting at age seven when she landed a role in the television series Barney & Friends.
Gomez was a series regular for two seasons.
Gomez stars as Alex Russo on Disney Channel's Wizards of Waverly Place, which
premiered in 2007. For their work on the show, Selena and her cast mates won a 2009 Emmy
Award for Outstanding Children's Program. Gomez stared in the Disney Channel Original
Movie, Princess Protection Program as well as in Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie, based
on the hit show. Her other television credits include guest appearances on Hannah Montana and
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Gomez will start filming the fourth and final season of Wizards
of Waverly Place this fall.
Gomez landed her first feature film role in 2003, when she was cast in the sci-fi action
adventure film Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. She lent her voice to Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a
Who! in 2008 and starred in the direct to DVD movie Another Cinderella Story. She has a
starring role opposite Katie Cassidy and Leighton Meester in Fox 2000 Pictures' Monte Carlo,
now in production.
Signed to Hollywood Records in 2009, Selena has released her debut album, Kiss & Tell,
which was certified Gold. The first single was later certified Platinum. Gomez has recorded
three original songs for Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie soundtrack and recorded songs for
101 Dalmatians, Another Cinderella Story, and Tinker Bell. With her second album in the works,
Gomez is teaming up with Antonia Armata and Tim James again to release A Year Without Rain.
Gomez is currently performing various shows across the country.
As if TV, movies and music weren't enough, Gomez recently launched a clothing line for
Kmart Dream Out Loud.
Gomez has been repeatedly honored as an ambassador for UNICEF. Recently, she
helped kick off the organization's 60th anniversary, at its Trick or Treat event.
Gomez also recently launched her website, selenagomez.com as a way for her fans to stay
connected to her.
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