Selena Gomez nurtured her passion for acting while seeing her mother Amanda Dawn Cornett, who was also an actor, perform on stage. She learned precious lessons about the highs and lows in life from her childhood which was haunted by a constant struggle for survival. Inspired by Amanda’s stage performances, the 5-year-old Selena started auditioning for television and film roles. The little actress got her first breakthrough with the 2002 television show ‘Barney and Friends’ on PBS. She was handpicked to play the role of Gianna in the show from a number of aspiring actors. Selena was a show regular until she left the series in 2004. She made guest appearances in films like ‘Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire’ and ‘Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’ after her ‘Barney and Friends’ stint.
Gomez got her second breakthrough in 2006 when she was selected for the Disney show ‘The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.’ Her collaboration with Disney continued with shows like ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘Arwin!’ and ‘Suite Life.’ Gomez started her transformation from ‘Disney’s child actor’ to adulthood with ‘Spring Breakers’, directed by Harmony Korine in 2012. When the movie was premiered at the Venice Film Festival, Gomez’s performance as the character of Faith met with unanimous critical praise.
Faith became her breakout role and landed her roles in bigger movies with prominent stars. She played a major role in the Academy Award-nominated movie ‘The Big Short‘ alongside Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling. In ‘The Fundamentals of Caring,’ she played the lead role opposite Paul Rudd. The movie also earned her a spot in the 20 Best Performances of Sundance 2016 by New York Magazine. Gomez also played crucial roles in movies like ‘Rudderless,’ ‘Neighbors 2’ and ‘Indubious Battle’ during that period. She also served as an executive producer of the Netflix original series ‘13 Reasons Why.’ Apart from the successful television and film career, Selena is a popular recording artist who has sold over 65 million tracks. Her global hits include ‘Taki Taki,’ with DJ Snake, Ozuna and Cardi B, which broke all records to become the quickest music video to hit the 100 million views mark. Her major singles are ‘It Ain’t Me’ with Kygo, ‘Bad Liar,’ ‘Fetish,’ ‘Wolves,’ and ‘Back to You,’ among others.
Gomez released her second studio album, ‘Revival’ in 2015. The album went on to become a global hit and earned Gomez widespread critical acclaim. ‘Revival’ caught the top spot on the Billboard 200. It also set a new record in the first-week sales with 117,000 album units. The second single of the album ‘Same Old Love’ became the top track in many hit charts of 2015. Other works of Gomez include ‘Another Cinderella Story’ (2008), ‘Princess Protection Program’ (2009), ‘Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie’ (2009), ‘Ramona and Beezus’ (2010), ‘Monte Carlo’ (2011), ‘Getaway,’ (2013) and ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ (2016).
Her voice character Mavis in the ‘Hotel Transylvania‘ film franchise made her characteristic voice immensely popular. She has earned more than 100 awards and nominations so far. In 2017, Billboard selected Gomez as their ‘Women of the Year.’ At this point you must be wondering what is the next Selena Gomez movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Selena Gomez films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Selena Gomez movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
4. The Dead Don’t Die (2019)