Selena Gomez Essay

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Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992)[2] is an American actress and singer best known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus. Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs.[3] Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks of Tinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place, and Shake It Up after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records. In 2008, Gomez was designated a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.[4] Contents [hide] 1 Biography 1.1 1992–2006: Early life and Career beggings 1.2 2007–09: Wizards of Waverly Place and Selena Gomez & The Scene 1.3 2010–2011:Theatrical film debut, A Year Without Rain and When The Sun Goes Down 1.4 2012–present: Focus on film 2 Other projects 2.1 Philanthropy 2.2 Entrepreneurship and sponsorships 3 Filmography 3.1 Film 3.2 Television 4 Discography 4.1 Soundtrack albums 4.2 Singles 4.3 Featured singles 4.4 Promotional singles 4.5 Music videos 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links Biography 1992–2006: Early life and Career beggings Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas.[2] She is the daughter of former stage actress Amanda Dawn "Mandy" Teefey (née Cornett) and Ricardo Joel Gomez.[5][6][7] Her father is of

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