Selena Gomez is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her career by appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends. In her teenage years, she received wider recognition for her role as Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place. Alongside her television career, Gomez has starred in the films Another Cinderella Story, Princess Protection Program, Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, Ramona and Beezus, Monte Carlo, Spring Breakers, Getaway, The Fundamentals of Caring, The Dead Don't Die, and A Rainy Day in New York. She also voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise, and has executed produced the Netflix television series 13 Reasons Why and Living Undocumented.