Selena Gomez made her mark in entertainment by conquering film, music and television at an early age. On the big screen, she began making the transition from young actress to adulthood with such films as the much talked about Harmony Korine film “Spring Breakers.” The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival to critical claim while Gomez’s performance was singled out as a “breakout.”
She was most recently seen opposite William H. Macy and Billy Crudup in “Rudderless” which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Other film credits include: “The Getaway” opposite Ethan Hawke, “Monte Carlo,” as well as leading her voice to the hit Sony animated film “Hotel Transylvania” along with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
Gomez’s first solo album “Stars Dance” was released in 2013 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart. The first single from the album “Come and Get It” was an international hit as well her first #1 single on the US Top 40 chart. She then followed up the success of the album with a sold out world tour. Gomez had released three previous albums with her band “The Scene.” Over the course of her music career Selena has sold over 15 million singles in the US and hit the top of the Billboard Dance Chart five times. Currently, Gomez’s new hit single ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’ off the first greatest hits collection “For You” is toping the charts.
On the small screen, Selena starred in the “Wizards of Waverly Place” for the Disney Channel. The show premiered in 2007 and earned two Emmys for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2009 and 2010.
Giving back has always been an important element in her life. She was named the youngest goodwill Ambassador for Unicef at 18 years old and has worked tirelessly to support this organization ever since. Earlier this year, Selena was honored for her continued support at Variety’s first ever Unite4: Humanity event with the Young Humanitarian Award alongside Bill Clinton. Gomez recently spoke at the internationally renowned We Day in San Francisco to empower young adults to engage in social change. Gomez has traveled to Ghana, Chile and most recently to Nepal as an advocate for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.