A biography is a detailed description or account of someone's life. More than a list of basic facts (education, work, relationships, and death), a biography also portrays a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of a subject's personality.
Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Biographical works in diverse media—from literature to film—form the genre known as biography.
An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and, at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs.
An autobiography is about a life of a subject, written by that subject or sometimes with a collaborator.
Alex Jones (born February 11, 1974) is an American radio show host, filmmaker, writer. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network and shortwave radio station WWCR across the United States and online.
- 1832 - Wilhelm Wundt, German psychologist (d. 1920)
- 1888 - T. E. Lawrence, English writer and soldier (d. 1935)
- 1913 - Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1992)
- 1954 - James Cameron, Canadian film director
- 1958 - Madonna, American singer and actress
- 1963 - Steve Carell, American actor and comedian
- 1980 - Vanessa Carlton, American singer, songwriter, and pianist