actor, actress (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. performer, player; tragedian, comedian, Thespian; playactor; doer, worker. See agent, drama.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. actor, female performer, member of the cast, ing?nue, comedienne, tragedienne, prima donna, leading woman, leading lady, heroine, star, starlet, supporting actress, character actress, soubrette, chorus girl, showgirl; see also actor 1 , cast 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
leading lady, starlet, diva, prima donna, ingenue. see actor, movie, television, theater
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A theatrical performer: actor, player, thespian. See ACTION, PERFORMING ARTS, SUBSTITUTE.

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