Dolly Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman who has had a successful career in country music spanning over five decades. She has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Parton has received numerous awards, including 11 Grammys and has also dabbled in acting, starring in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and Steel Magnolias (1989). Additionally, she co-owns The Dollywood Company, which manages entertainment venues such as the Dollywood theme park and Splash Country water park. Parton is also known for her charitable work, including founding the Dollywood Foundation, which focuses on education and poverty relief in East Tennessee.