Selena Gomez was born in Grand Prairie, Texas. She started her acting career at age 7, playing Gianna on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Selena landed a starring role on Wizards of Waverly Place, as the magically skilled Alex Russo. She starred in TV movies like ABC Family's Another Cinderella Story, and Disney Channel's Princess Protection Program and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie. Selena sings on the soundtracks for Wizards of Waverly Place, Princess Protection Program, and the film, Tinker Bell. Her band, Selena Gomez & the Scene, released their album Kiss & Tell in September of 2009. It debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200.