Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American actress and singer. She is known for portraying Alex Russo, the protagonist in the Emmy Award-winning television series Wizards of Waverly Place. She subsequently ventured into feature films and has starred in the television movies Another Cinderella Story, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, and Princess Protection Program. She made her starring theatrical film debut in Ramona and Beezus.
Her career has expanded into the music industry; Gomez is the lead singer and founder of the pop band Selena Gomez & the Scene, which has released three RIAA Gold certified studio albums, Kiss & Tell, A Year Without Rain, and When the Sun Goes Down, spawned three RIAA Platinum certified singles, "Naturally", "Who Says" and "Love You Like a Love Song" and charted four No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Gomez has also contributed to the soundtracks ofTinker Bell, Another Cinderella Story, and Shake It Up, after signing a record deal with Hollywood Records.
Zelena (Zendaya and Selena)
- Zendaya starred in a Sears Arrive Lounge commercial with Selena in the summer of 2009.
- Selena sings the theme song to Zendaya (and Bella's) show, Shake It Up, plus Z and Sel are both signed to Hollywood Records.
- In the spring of 2011, Selena, Zendaya, and the entire cast of Shake it Up performed the show's theme song live at the Disney Channel Upfronts in New York City.
- Also in the spring of 2011, Zendaya met Selena at the 2011 Disney Channel Upfronts. Zendaya tweeted, "Had a blast today with Selena!!"
- On October 3, 2012, Zendaya tweeted, "I love @SelenaGomez and all that she is doing right now…a great role model for me!! congrats girl!! #muchlove"
- On April 14, 2013, Zendaya tweeted: "did @selenagomez look amazing at the @MTV movie awards or what?!!"
- On July 23, 2013, a day after Sel's birthday, Zendaya tweeted: "@selenagomez happy birthday beautiful lady! thank you for bring a great role model for me and millions of other girls!!"
- On March 27, 2014, Zendaya tweeted: "this is so amazing...@selenagomez YOU are so amazing!! http://youtu.be/FJJSI2C81vY I will trust myself, love and be loved!!"