Before landing the role of "Alex Russo" in "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007), Selena wasn't a fan of neither magic or the Harry Potter franchise.
Her role model and favorite actress is Rachel McAdams.
While filming that animated movie Horton Hears a Who! (2008), she played Steve Carell's daughter but she never got to meet him.
She became interested in acting after watching her mom, Mandy Teefey.
Her favorite band is Paramore.
She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
Discovered by Disney in a nation-wide casting call.
Sings the theme tune to her Disney Channel show "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007).
Is an only child.
Has four dogs - Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
Her mom, Mandy Teefey, remarried in 2006 to Brian Teefey.
Wears a purity ring that says "True Love Waits".
She is of Mexican and Italian heritage.
Her mom gave birth to her at the age of 16.
Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old.
She is named after Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.
She went to Danny Jones Middle School located in Texas.
Her name 'Selena' means Moon in Greek.
She is a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Lady Sovereign.
Both her family and Fernanda Romero are from the same town in Mexico.
Has a YouTube show with her best friend Demi Lovato called "The Demi and Selena Show".
Has a song written and sung about her on YouTube called "Selena Gomez" by Greg Kurka.
Friend of Jennifer Stone and Jeremy Sumpter.
Involved with the charity Raise Hope for Congo which helps raise awareness about the violence against Congolese women.
Participated in the "Runway for Life" benefit for St. Jude's Children Research Hospial. 
Was named the youngest ambassador to UNICEF at age 17 (2009).
Lead singer of the band Selena Gomez & The Scene.
In a relationship with Justin Bieber [2010-present].
Selena and her mom, Mandy Cornett (Teefey), said good-bye to friends and family in Grand Prairie, Texas to start a new Life in Los Angeles after hearing the life-changing news of Selena's new role on "Wizards of Waverly Place" (2007).
Is a fan of Britney Spears and considers Britney to be one of her idols.
Huge fan of Fefe Dobson, she covered one of Dobson's tracks "As a blonde" on her album "Kiss and tell" and Fefe also co-wrote Selena's hit single "Round and Round".
For her 2011 music video "Love You Like A Love Song", Gomez had horses spray-painted pink. This led to accusations from PETA and singerPink about the treatment of the animals.
In June 2011, she released her album "When The Sun Goes Down".
Best friends with Demi Lovato since early childhood. They appeared together in "Barney & Friends" (1992), _'Princess Protection Program' (2008)_, _'Sonny with a Chance' (2009)_.
Hospitalized with nausea and terrible headaches after appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992). She was later diagnosed with physical exhaustion and food poisoning [June 13, 2011].
The youngest person ever to be appointed a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.
Is friends with Taylor Swift.
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1. "Wizards of Waverly Place" .... Alex Russo (106 episodes, 2007-2012)
2. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009) (TV) .... Alex Russo
3. "The Suite Life on Deck" .... Alex Russo (1 episode, 2009)
4. Princess Protection Program (2009) (TV) .... Carter Mason
5. "Hannah Montana" .... Mikayla (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
6. Arwin! (2007) (TV) .... Alexa
7. What's Stevie Thinking? (2007) (TV) .... Stevie Sanchez
8. "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" .... Gwen (1 episode, 2006)
9. Brain Zapped (2006) (TV) .... Emily Grace Garcia
10. Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005) (TV) .... Julie
11. "Barney & Friends" .... Gianna (14 episodes, 2002-2004)
1. Aftershock (2013) (filming)
2. Spring Breakers (2013) (filming) .... Faith
3. Hotel Transylvania (2012) (post-production) (voice) .... Mavis
4. Monte Carlo (2011) .... Grace Bennett / Cordelia Winthrop Scott
5. Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010) (voice) .... Selenia
6. Ramona and Beezus (2010) .... Beezus Quimby
7. Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard (2009) (voice) .... Selenia
8. Horton Hears a Who! (2008) (voice) .... Helga
9. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) .... Waterpark Girl