Selena Gomez was born in July 1992 and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. She began her acting career at age 7. After taking on minor roles in Disney TV shows including Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, the actress was cast in the lead role on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place as Alex Russo.
Gomez has since stepped away from the Disney world and starred in several movies, including Spring Breakers and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. She has released three records with her former band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, and three solo albums, Stars Dance, Revival and Rare. In March 2021, she dropped her Spanish EP, Revelación.
The singer-actress has been romantically linked to Nick Jonas in the past, but her most famous relationship was with pop star Justin Bieber. Gomez and Bieber dated on and off from 2010 to 2014 and again from 2017 to 2018. The Monte Carlo actress also dated The Weeknd for 10 months before splitting in October 2017.
In 2015, Gomez opened up about being diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease, for which she received chemotherapy as treatment. The following year, she took a break from social media and canceled the remainder of her Revival Tour due to depression linked to her lupus. The musician underwent a kidney transplant where her friend Francia Raisa donated her organ in 2017 to help with her health condition.
The Hotel Transylvania actress kicked off her producing career with 13 Reasons Why. She served as an executive producer on the Netflix series from 2017 to 2020. She has since produced her HBO Max cooking series, Selena + Chef, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania and the Freeform series Rising.
The Texas native made her TV comeback with 2021’s Only Murders in the Building as Mabel, for which she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in the best actress in a comedy category.
Over the years, Gomez has broken several Instagram records, including being the first person to reach 100 million followers and having the most-liked photo on the app.