a brawling actor who is in danger of becoming better known as a thug than as a thesp
Recent Examples on the WebLegend is a multi-hyphenate musician, songwriter, actor and producer who has become active in television as a thesp and producer.
Cynthia Littleton, chicagotribune.com, 19 Dec. 2017 Two of these, a jazz pianist named Seb (Ryan Gosling) and a thesp (as the trades would say) named Mia (Emma Stone), meet cute in a gigantic traffic jam that doubles as a song-and-dance extravaganza.
A. O. Scott, New York Times, 5 Sep. 2016
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