Selena Gomez

Filed under: Celeb Kids, That's Entertainment, Amazing Kids

Selena Gomez attends the UNICEF Ball on December 10, 2009 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Credit: Michael Buckner, WireImage

Famous for: Acting, Singing

Birthdate: July 22, 1992

Just like her Disney Channel compatriot Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez launched her Hollywood career by prancing around with other little kids on "Barney & Friends." Now, she's part of the teen A-list, thanks to her starring role in the Emmy-winning series, "Wizards of Waverly Place." In the insanely popular show, Gomez plays Alex Russo, the middle child in a family of aspiring magic-users. Beyond her regular sitcom duty, Gomez has also taken the lead in a number of Disney Channel Original Movies, including "Another Cinderella Story" with Drew Seeley, and "Princess Protection Program," for which she shared the spotlight with her former PBS playmate, Lovato.

Gomez has recently been cast as Beezus in the long-awaited film adaptation of Beverly Cleary's classic children's novel, "Beezus and Ramona." Like most Disney Channel regulars, Gomez also has a thriving music career. In addition to several singles and Disney theme songs, she also released a full album, "Kiss & Tell," as frontwoman for Selena Gomez & the Scene. Her band's music blends rock and dance-pop for a very energetic song set.

Gomez has also done quite a bit of charitable work, including functioning as a UNICEF ambassador to Ghana (and thereby informing hundreds of American teens of the fact that there is a country called Ghana). The budding entrepreneur has also started her own production company, XYZ Films, and is launching a clothing line, Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez.

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