supporting cast


: the actors in a play, film, or television show other than the main stars
a strong supporting cast

Examples of supporting cast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gilgeous-Alexander has been a steady performer all season with a supporting cast that fits almost perfectly. Lawrence Dow, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 7 May 2024 The supporting cast includes Robert De Niro, Rainn Wilson and Tony Goldwyn, who also directs. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 4 May 2024 The supporting cast over the years has run to Marineland (now closed), aggressively territorial surfer gangs, feral peacocks, and the inevitable golf courses, one of them Donald Trump’s. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 The film’s supporting cast also included Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard and Chris Penn. Zack Sharf, Variety, 3 May 2024 Kansas City — Jack Sawyer, Edge, Ohio St. Much like Patrick Mahomes on offense, the Chiefs need to constantly replenish Chris Jones’ supporting cast on defense. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2024 The supporting cast tend to go big, and their swings pay off in memorable figures like Esther (Jenn Lyons), a vengeful witch with the breathy voice, bitchy quips and wine-drunk sway of a reality show villainess, and the Cat King (Lukas Gage), a purring shapeshifter whose new favorite toy is Edwin. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Apr. 2024 But his bosses are less concerned about building up his supporting cast and more focused on creating the best team possible this offseason. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 18 Apr. 2024 The supporting cast includes Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland, Steve Coogan, Ken Leung and Harry Lawtey. Zack Sharf, Variety, 11 Apr. 2024

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“Supporting cast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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