is a description of an individual person's life, including short articles, multivolume book works, radio documentaries, and films. The term also describes the scholarly discipline of creating such descriptions. See List of biographers
for well-known exponents of biography as a genre.
In Wikipedia, biographies are collected under Lists of people, they are also found in several higher level articles, such as:
People who contributed work to Wikipedia also often describe themselves (see the list of Recent Changes).