An actor or actress (see below) is a person who portrays a character in a performance . The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of a role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. This can also be considered an "actor's role," which was called this due to scrolls being used in the theaters. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.

Formerly, in ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval world, and the time of William Shakespeare, only men could become actors, and women's roles were generally played by men or boys. While Ancient Rome did allow female stage performers, only a small minority of them were given speaking parts. The commedia dell’arte of Italy, however, allowed professional women to perform early on: Lucrezia Di Siena, whose name is on a contract of actors from 10 October 1564, has been referred to as the first Italian actress known by name, with Vincenza Armani and Barbara Flaminia as the first primadonnas and the first well-documented actresses in Italy (and in Europe). After the English Restoration of 1660, women began to appear onstage in England. In modern times, particularly in pantomime and some operas, women occasionally play the roles of boys or young men.

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September 16, 2021

Jewel & CeCe Winans to Perform at 2021 Gracie Awards

Jewel and CeCe Winans are set to perform at the 2021 Gracie Awards, which will take place virtually on Oct. 5. Actress and comedian Lauren Ash will host.

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August 30, 2021

Evan Rachel Wood Flips Off Marilyn Manson While Covering New Radicals’ ‘You Get What You Give’

Actress performed the song days after Kanye West welcomed her ex and alleged abuser to his 'Donda' listening party

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July 29, 2021

Marilyn Manson Files Motion to Dismiss ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress’ Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Singer's legal team claims Esmé Bianco's allegations fall outside statute of Phoenix Act, which Bianco and Evan Rachel Wood helped create

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July 14, 2021

Andrew W.K. Unleashes New Video for ‘Everybody Sins’

Actress Kat Dennings cameos in latest God Is Partying visual

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July 1, 2021

Alyson Stoner Recalls Conversion Therapy Experience: ‘I Felt Like Everything Was Wrong With Me’

Actress, singer and dancer Alyson Stoner says that the homophobia she faced after falling in love with a woman sent her “into a spiral” that ultimately led to her entering conversion therapy.

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May 21, 2021

Sophie Turner Is Straight Up ‘Obsessed’ With Jonas Brothers’ ‘Leave Before You Love Me’

Actress Sophie Turner revealed that she is seriously "obsessed" with the new Jonas Brothers song "Leave Before You Love Me."

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March 19, 2021

Adam Lambert says he auditioned for ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for the movie The post Adam Lambert says he auditioned for ‘A Star Is Born’ appeared first on NME.

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March 16, 2021

Rhye Accused of Sexual Abuse, Assault, Grooming by Ex-Wife

Actress Alexa Nikolas alleges Michael Milosh "charged at me, picked me up, pushed me on the couch, and pressed his forearm into my throat," among other accusations

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February 10, 2021

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Esmé Bianco Accuses Marilyn Manson of Physical Abuse

Actress alleges physical and psychological abuse she endured during 2011 relationship with shock rocker

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January 15, 2021

Elvis Costello Enlists Isabelle Adjani for ‘Revolution #49 (Parlé)’

Actress adds French-language spoken word to Hey Clockface instrumental

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January 12, 2021

Halle Berry says it’s “heartbreaking” that a Black woman hasn’t won Best Actress Oscar since her

She won the award in 2002 for her role in 'Monster's Ball' The post Halle Berry says it’s “heartbreaking” that a Black woman hasn’t won Best Actress Oscar since her appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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December 5, 2020

Sophie Turner Shares Never-Before-Seen Throwback Pregnancy Photo With Joe Jonas

Actress Sophie Turner has shared some past photographs, including a never-before-seen pic showing off her baby bump alongside husband Joe Jonas.

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