Selena

1997, Drama/Biography, 2h 7m

49 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Selena occasionally struggles to tell its subject's story with depth or perspective, but those flaws are rendered largely irrelevant by Jennifer Lopez in the title role. Read critic reviews

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In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham (Edward James Olmos), realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez (Jon Seda), who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Lopez
Selena Quintanilla
Edward James Olmos
Abraham Quintanilla
Jon Seda
Chris Perez
Constance Marie
Marcela Quintanilla
Jacob Vargas
Abie Quintanilla
Lupe Ontiveros
Yolanda Saldivar
Jackie Guerra
Suzette Quintanilla
Richard Coca
Bobby - Dinos 1961
Panchito Gomez
Young Abraham - Dinos 1961
Sal Lopez
Juan Luis
León Singer
Concert Promoter
Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Executive Producer
Dave Grusin
Original Music
Cary White
Production Design
Edward Vega
Art Direction
Jeanette Scott
Set Decoration
Elisabetta Beraldo
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