The Cast of Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' Look Just Like Their Real-Life Counterparts

Netflix ‘Selena: The Series’ Cast vs. Real-Life Counterparts

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It's been a quarter of a century since the tragic death of Tejano musician Selena Quintanilla, and almost as long since Jennifer Lopez introduced the late Grammy winner to an even broader audience with the release of the 1997 biopic Selena. Fortunately for Selena fans looking for an even deeper dive into the incredible life and ultra-successful career of the singer—and for anyone else looking for their next Netflix binge and musical obsession—the first part of Netflix's Selena: The Series arrives on the streamer on Dec. 4, with nine episodes dramatizing Selena's childhood and meteoric rise to fame. Unlike some other ventures with Selena's name attached, the series has the blessing of the "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" singer's family, with her father and sister serving as executive producers. An added bonus of having the Quintanillas at the helm of the series is that they likely had a hand in casting Selena and their own onscreen doppelgängers, resulting in a shockingly spot-on resemblance between each character and their real-life inspiration. Click through to see how they all match up.

Andrea Park

Andrea Park is a Chicago-based writer and reporter with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the extended Kardashian-Jenner kingdom, early 2000s rom-coms and celebrity book club selections. She graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2017 and has also written for W, Brides, Glamour, Women's Health, People and more.