Mexican actress and television personality Galilea Montijo was born on June 5th, 1973 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
After winning the contest La Chica TV in 1993, Galilea appeared in several telenovelas and shows, including "Tres mujeres" (1999), La Paloma de Marsella (1999), "Azul" (1996), "Tu y yo" (1996), "Ritmo-son" (1996) and "El Premio mayor" (1995).
While she was dating Mexican football star Cuauhtemoc Blanco (creator of the natty ‘Blanco Bounce‘ trick), she entered the reality show Big Brother VIP in 2004 and ended up winning.
Galilea also participated in the second season of Bailando por un Sueño (Dancing for a Dream, like the American " Dancing With the Stars"). She didn't win, but left a lasting impression on TV viewers with her performance.
She starred in the Mexican telenovela La Verdad Oculta in 2006, with Gabriel Soto and Claudia Troyo. In that same year, Galilea was on the Latin Grammy Awards as a presenter.
Galilea Montijo will be in the upcoming movie "Dogs" based on the play by Guillermo Rios.
Galilea had surgery just before Christmas (2008) to remove a tumor on her right foot. The Doctors said her health was not at risk.In 2009, Galilea appeared on Hoy, Mujeres asesinas (as Lorena Garrido) and Los simuladores.In 2010, she did some voice work in Héroes verdaderos, an animated retelling of Mexico's Independence warIn the US, Galilea is one of the Mexican stars that appeared on the telenovela "show in a show" Vidas de Fuego ("Lives of Fire") on Ugly Betty.
She appeared uncredited as Selena.