Selena Gomez

Selena Marie Gomez, born July 22, 1992, is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, Gomez came to prominence after being cast in the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place.

Gomez entered the film industry with star billings in feature films including Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, and Hotel Transylvania. She embraced an increasingly mature public image with her star billing in the controversial film Spring Breakers and her debut solo studio album Stars Dance. The latter project debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top-10 single Come & Get It.

Selena Gomez has worked with numerous organizations for charitable causes, and has most notably worked with UNICEF for several years. She formed her own production company, July Moon Productions, in 2008. In 2010, Gomez launched her clothing line Dream Out Loud through Kmart. In 2011, she released a self-titled perfume.