What is actor?

  • (noun): A person who acts and gets things done.
    Example: "He's a principal actor in this affair"
    Synonyms: doer, worker
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Actor

An actor (sometimes actress for female; see terminology) is a person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity. The ancient Greek word for an "actor," ὑποκριτής (hypokrites), means literally "one who interprets"; in this sense, an actor is one who interprets a dramatic character.

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