late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.
1. She is said to be stepping out with actor Matt Dillon.
2. It was an actor whose name escapes me for the moment.
3. She now lives with actor Denis Lawson, 10 years her junior.
4. Actor Dom Deluise talks about his career in comedy.
5. A timeless comic actor—his simplicity and his apparent ease are matchless.