Emmy Award winner Meryl Streep wearing a baseball cap and a coat with a smile on her face
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Actors are some of the most prominent people in the entertainment industry.

In the 6th century Athens, Greece, the poet Thespis shocked audiences at the festival City Dionysia by reciting his poetry as if he were the characters in the poems, cementing himself as the first known actor in history.

Actors and the craft of acting have come a long way since then — learn more about your favorite actors from Broadway to Hollywood.

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