Actress, singer, producer, fashion designer, and philanthropist. It is Selena Gomez.
It is one of the figures for children and youth with the greatest projection within the American entertainment industry.
Born on July 22, 1992, in Gran Pairie, a town in the state of Texas, United States. His career in the show began with a fixed role in Barney and his friends, the controversial children's TV show.
Dancing and singing along with the “Dinosaur that lives in our minde ”was between 2002 and 2004. Until she was no longer small enough for this job and was forced to withdraw from the cast. But she would not stop her progression.
Then they would come some appearances in other series like Hannah Montana. Also in the TV movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire with Chuck Norris as the protagonist.
His rise to fame would come in 2007, when he assumed the role of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel serial Wizards of Waverly Place. The series ran for 4 seasons, winning the Emmy 3 times for Best Children's Program.
Selena Gomez in the movies
Selena Gomez's debut in the cinema took place in 2003, when he was still part of the show Barney and his friends. It was with a small role in Spy Kids 3D: Game Overby Robert Rodríguez.
In 2008 he lent his voice to the sons of the mayor of Villa Who en Horton and the World of Whos.
As well voiced the character of Princess Selenia en Arthur and the return of the Minimoys (2008). Already Arthur 3: War of the Worlds, both films directed by French director Luc Besson (2010)
In 2008 he acted in A modern cinderella 2, sequel to the story that in 2004 had starred Hillary Duff. The tape went straight to home video.
Ramona and her sister, by Elizabeth Allen, became the first film starring Selena Gomez on the big screen in 2010.
Based on a series of novels written by Beverly Cleary, the film was a discreet public and critical success in the United States.
Additionally, the actress and also singer performed the title song of the film, called Live like there's no tomorrow.
In 2011 he starred in the youth comedy Monte Carlo, directed by Thomas Belluza. In it, Selena Gómez plays two characters. On the one hand, Grace Bennett, an ordinary teenager from the American South. She travels to Paris with a friend and her older sister to enjoy a dubious package tour.
In the city of light she is mistaken for Cordelia Wintrop-Scott (the other role played by Gomez), a capricious and spoiled young British aristocrat. By "accident" Grace ends up posing as Cordelia. Then, together with her friend and sister, she travels to Monte Carlo, where she enjoys - much to her regret - the luxuries of royalty.
Gomez I would also sing the main theme of this movie.
A year later he returned to lend his voice for an animated film. She played Mavis, the daughter of Dracula (Adam Sandler) in Hotel Transylvania by Genndy Tratakovosky.
The film was so successful that in 2015 a sequel was released that managed to improve the collection figures of the first part.
Ex Disney girl
In 2013 Selena was 21 years old and all the media attention after her commented romance with Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Was when joined the cast of the indie drama Spring Breakers: living on the edge.
On this tape shared poster with James Franco, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and former Disney girl Vannesa Hudgens.
Directed by controversial American filmmaker Harmony Korine, the story raises a rather dark side to the achievement of the long-awaited American Dream.
Selena Gómez would justify to the press why she accepted such a politically incorrect role. She assured that she did not pose the challenge of proving her acting record or in an attempt to break her image as a good girl. He claimed that simply took the project because her mother loved the previous work of Korine, director of the film.
Despite being exhibited in a low number of rooms, the film grossed just over $ 30 million worldwide. A success considering that it was shot with a very limited budget of $ 5 million. Over time Spring Breakers: living on the edge, it ended up turned into a cult movie.
Gomez was willing to put her image as a child star behind her for good. And this, although in his statements he claimed otherwise. Along these lines, in 2013 he starred alongside Ethan Hawke in the thriller getaweyby Courtney Salomon.
Tape, despite having a considerable advertising campaign, was ignored by the public, in addition to receiving a barrage of negative comments from specialized critics. For Selena Gomez it ended as a failed experiment.
More independent projects
Selena Gomez in the cinema has stayed closer to independent films than Hollywood super productions. This despite the fact that most of the time she remains under public scrutiny and haunted by the paparazzi.
Starred in the comedy Behaving badlyby Tim Garrick (2014). That same year he formed, along with Billy Crudup, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Laurance Fishburne the cast of the drama Ruddenlessby William H. Macy.
Premiered at the Sundace Film Festival, the film received the unanimous approval of the specialized critics. Selena Gómez for her part, was shown as a mature and very versatile actress.
Cameos and other television adventures
Had fleeting appearances en The Muppets, by James Bobin (2011), Aftershock by Nicolás López (2013), The big bet by Adam MaKay (2015) and Damn 2 neighbors by Nicholas Stoller (2016).
In 2009 he starred in two movies for the Disney Channel. Princess protection program, along with Demmi Lovato and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.
Until now, the only confirmed future film project for Selena Gomez, is the third part of Hotel Transylvania, film expected to hit theaters in 2018.
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