Selena Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her mother Amanda [Commonly known as Mandy] Cornett is an Italian woman from Dallas, Texas and her father Ricardo Gomez is from New Mexico. Mommy Mandy gave birth to Selena at 16, and her parents divorced in 1997. Nearly 10 years later she remarried to Brian Teefy. Selena is best known for her role as Alex Russo in the show ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place’ and as Mary in ‘Another Cinderella Story’. Selena signed a record deal with Hollywood Records just before her 16th birthday and is recording an album due out Summer of 2009.