• Best known for playing “Gianna” in “Barney & Friends” (1992).
  • Is from Grand Prairie, Texas.
  • 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 favorite subject is Science.
  • Favorite sport is Basketball.
  • 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 Cornett.
  • Her favorite band is Paramore.
  • Loves to sing “Rockstar” by Hannah Montana and anything by Paramore.
  • She adopted her dog named Chip from an animal shelter.
  • She enjoys cheerleading, surfing and skateboarding.
  • Discovered by Disney in a nation-wide casting call.
  • Sings the theme tune to her Disney Channel show “Wizards of Waverly Place” (2007).
  • Her best friends are Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift.
  • Is an only child. Though she was bought up with lots of children.
  • Her favorite shoes are Converse.
  • Has four dogs – Chip, Willy, Fina and Wallace.
  • Is learning how to play guitar, drums and piano because she wants to be in her own band.
  • Her mom, Mandy Cornett, 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 took part in Disney Channel’s Earth Day celebration.
  • Her first appearance on Radio Disney was on October 26, 2007.
  • Although she straightens it, Selena was born with naturally curly black hair.
  • 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.
  • She and best friend Demi Lovato have matching guitar pick necklaces.
  • Her celebrity crush is Shia LaBeouf.
  • 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.