Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, film and theatre actress. She has also achieved note as a composer, liberal political activist, film producer, and director. She has won two Academy Awards, nine Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, and is one of the very few entertainers to have won all of these honors, although she has yet to win a competitive Tony Award. In 2008 she was inducted as a Kennedy Centre Honoree. Streisand received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2001.
She is one of the most commercially and critically successful female entertainers in modern entertainment history and one of the best selling solo recording artists with over 71 millon albums sold in the US and 140 million albums sold worldwide.