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Get to Know Selena Gomez: Her Incredible Career and Net Worth

Selena Gomez has come a long way since her first album in 2009, and she’s only 25 years old! Here’s an overview of her incredible career and net worth today!

Early life

Selena Marie Gomez was Famous Birthdays on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. As a child, she acted in TV shows and advertisements as well as modeling before being cast as Alex Russo in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place in 2007. In 2009, Gomez also starred in the animated film The Princess and the Frog. Gomez continued to star in other movies including Ramona and Beezus (2010) and Monte Carlo (2011). That same year, she made her debut as an executive producer for her starring role on the NBC musical television series, called The Wizards of Waverly Place.

2004–05: Career beginnings

In 2004, she auditioned for a role in Disney Channel’s Barney & Friends series after seeing an advertisement on television. She was given the role of Gianna in the first season, but had only filmed eight episodes when her contract with Disney Channel ended because of low ratings. In 2006, Gomez starred as one of the six main characters in the successful children’s television program titled Wizards of Waverly Place, which ran until 2012.

The show went on to become one of the most popular children’s shows in America and averaged almost 3 million viewers each weeknight since 2008.

As well as starring on Wizards, Gomez appeared as a recurring guest star on The Suite Life on Deck (2008-2011), another successful Disney TV show.

2006–09: Television and film debut

Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Selena’s first acting role was in an episode of the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana. She then appeared in the television movie Princess Protection Program (2009) as well as episodes of the Disney Channel show Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2011). Selena was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in a 2007 episode of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert. That same year she made her film debut in the children’s direct-to-video release Barney: Let’s Go to the Firehouse. In 2008, Selena had a voiceover in the animated feature Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. In 2009, she starred alongside Demi Lovato in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock (2008-2010), which became one of their most popular projects together.

2010–13: Revival and Stars Dance

Her most recent album, Revival, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with her highest first week sales of any of her albums. The lead single Good for You peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her second consecutive song to receive a platinum certification from RIAA. On August 10th 2016, she released another track called Same Old Love. It’s currently platinum in America. She is not just famous for her music but also as an actress. In 2013, Gomez voiced Princess Sofia in the Disney movie Sofia the First. In 2014, she starred as Mavis Ta ik-Kaiwi in Hotel Transylvania 2 alongside Adam Sandler. She will also be voicing a character in Rio 2.

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