Glamour Fame | Tags: selena gomezSelena Gomez is an American singer and actress born on July 22, 1992, in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 27-year-old actress is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Selena's mother is part Italian ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent. The singer was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995. Gomez's first acting role was as 'Gianna' in the popular 90s children's TV show, 'Barney and Friends (1992), alongside Demi Lovato from 2002 to 2004. Selena also had roles in Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003), Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005), and House Broken (2006). Gomez has earned numerous awards throughout her career, including an ALMA Award, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a People's Choice Award, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, and eighteen Teen Choice Awards. She was the most followed Instagram user in the world before being surpassed by athlete Cristiano Ronaldo in October 2018.