Rose to fame for her starring role as Alex Russo on Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place and played lead roles in the movies Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo and Spring Breakers. In 2008, she formed the band Selena Gomez & the Scene. She released three hit albums with the band, then put out her solo debut, Stars Dance, which reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 2013.
She grew up observing her mother rehearsing for theater productions. Before Wizards of Waverly Place, she played minor roles in Spy Kids, Walker Texas Ranger, and Barney & Friends.
She voices the character Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania films. In October 2015, she announced that she had Lupus.
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