Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress & singer. Having appeared as a child in the children's television series Barney & Friends, selena rose to fame as the leading role in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12). Due to the success of the series, selena worked on various films, television shows, and musical collaborations for the network in the following years. selena also formed her own production company in 2008, titled July Moon Productions; she serves as an executive producer on the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, which released in March 2017. She signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2008 and subsequently formed her band Selena Gomez & the Scene the following year. The band released three studio albums and produced four top thirty hits by 2011.