Selena Gomez, the American singer-slash songwriter is beloved by all. But the “Lose You to Love Me” singer is more than just your average pop star. She is also an amazing actor who started her career in the world of Television. As one of the “Disney girls”, she has had an interesting childhood.
Born 22 July 1992 in Texas, she had her mother’s help preparing for a life on television. Her first acting gig, after endless rounds of auditions, was on Barney And Friends from 2002 to 2004. But Selena Gomez then went on to act in many different Disney productions like The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, before she starred in her very own TV show.
Selena Gomez’s acting career has had many milestones that had made her popular. Being an actress alongside having a successful music career meant the young star had a lot on her place, ever since she was young. But When did she start gaining popularity, and how old was she when she first starred in Wizards Of Waverly Place? Read on to find out more about her.
How Old Was Selena Gomez In Wizards Of Waverly Place?
Selena Gomez was just 13 when she got cast as Alex Russo, the young magician and lead on Wizards of Waverly Place. The American sitcom first aired in 2007, and was an instant hit among youngsters. The series ended in 2012 with just 4 seasons under its wing. The movie version though came out before the series ended. Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie was released in 2009 when Selena Gomez was just 16.
Selena Gomez under Disney’s production played a teenage girl, but with the twist of magic. And that role had shaped her career in many ways. Selena admitted that she loved playing the character of Alex Russo. But being a part of such a big industry like Disney took its toll on her, and the result was her missing out on a normal childhood.
Being a Disney girl may have had its problems, and being a star since she was 7 made sure Selena Gomez was confused about life. But one thing the industry did was helped tremendously in shaping her career both as a singer and an actress. As of 2022, Wizards Of Waverly Place had ended a decade ago, but the young actress’s careers had not stagnated.
After Wizards of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez acted in different sorts of movies. From the teen romances of ‘Another Cinderella Story, ‘Princess Protection Program’, and ‘Monte Carlo’ to more mature movies like ‘Getaway’, ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ and ‘The Dead Don’t Die. In her latest mini-TV series, “Only Murders In The Building” Selena Gomez’s acting chops were much praised by her co-actors and TV legends Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Selena Gomez took a little break from her music career in 2012, to work on other projects like ‘Hotel Transylvania’. But soon after she released her smash hit debut single “Come & Get It”, which ended up on Billboard Hot 100 charts. One of her recent more prominent works is the ‘13 Reasons Why’ song Back To You as well as her recent album ‘Rare’.
Selena Gomes’s name was added to the prestigious CelebrityNetWorth in 2009 when her net worth was $1 million. she was just 17 years old at that time and was already earning $30,000 per episode for her TV show. For her work on Wizards Of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez earned about $3 Million. As of 2022, Selena Gomez’s current net worth is $95 Million, and she may be considered one of the most popular singers and songwriters in the industry.
With an Instagram following of 343 Million, there can be no doubt that Selena Gomez is the darling of social media. But her movies and songs are not the only reason behind this immense popularity. Selena’s beauty brand which launched in September 2020, has been a massive hit among the fashion community.
Rare Beauty is Selena Gomez’s brainchild and the name is ingrained in her latest album. The makeup brand is all about authenticity and positivity and being completely comfortable with yourself. Selena’s struggle through the years inspired her to create a brand that would help others get away from the “perfect” stigma, and that is exactly what Rare Beauty achieved.
From the start of her career with Wizards Of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez rallied up a big chunk of loyal followers. And as of 2022, the popularity of this 30-year-old singer/actress is yet to diminish.
The star may have just been 13 when she started the sitcom, but since day one there had been no doubt of her talent. And it is her talent, along with her grounded personality that has made her a favorite of the people as well as the media.