Selena Marie Gomez (born July 22, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and television producer. After appearing on the children's series Barney & Friends (2002–2004), she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired from 2007 until 2012.
Gomez also starred in the films Another Cinderella Story (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009), Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009), Ramona and Beezus (2010), and Monte Carlo (2011). Thereafter, she focused on more mature roles in Spring Breakers (2012), Getaway (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), and The Dead Don't Die (2019). She voices the character of Mavis in the Hotel Transylvania film franchise, and serves as an executive producer of the Netflix television drama series 13 Reasons Why (2017–present) and the Netflix documentary series Living Undocumented (2019).
Steve Martin crashed his Only Murders co-star Selena Gomez’s first episode as host of SNL, for a pre-taped sketch on whoopie cushion inventor, Archie Gizmo.The segment on Martin’s fictional inventor came as part of the show American Inventors, hosted by Taylor Gosh (Gomez). “The automobile, paper cup, dancing, computer.
These were all invented. But who did that, and what is their story?” Gosh wonders up top. “We begin with Archie Gizmo, the brilliant inventor of the whoopie cushion.”We then cut to Gizmo himself, who explains that back in the early ’60s, he was just a “struggling gag inventor,” who had thus far created only an early prototype of the whoopie cushion. “I knew it would be funny to have your boss sit down and [have] a noise come from his butt,” said Gizmo, “but I just couldn’t figure out what noise.”Helping the inventor to crack the case is Ms.
Dina Beans (Aidy Bryant), a woman he sees from afar at a party. “Her energy was magnetic; her eyes were endless,” recalls Gizmo, “and every time she sat down, gas.”It was that night he realized the funniest noise that could come out of a butt was a fart,” noted Gosh, who noted that following Gizmo’s epiphany, whoopie cushions began flying off shelves. “He had a bona fide hit, and it didn’t stop there.Read more on deadline.com