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Definition: An actor is a performing artist who portrays characters on stage, in television shows, on commercials and in movies.

See Careers in the Performing Arts for information about becoming an actor.

Also Known As: actress, performer, thespian
Common Misspellings: acter
Examples:
She attended drama school in hopes of becoming an actor someday.

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