Definition of typecast
1 : to cast (an actor or actress) in a part calling for the same characteristics as those possessed by the performer
2 : to cast (an actor or actress) repeatedly in the same type of role
3 : stereotype 2
Examples of typecast in a Sentence
Her television work typecast her as a helpless victim.
Recent Examples of typecast from the Web
As the first Negro woman ever elected to Cleveland City Council in 1949, and later as a Cleveland Municipal Court judge, Jean Capers was an enigma who could not be typecast by dogma or party affiliation.
The worst thing for an actor in Hollywood is to be typecast.
West, who later lamented being typecast as the iconic Caped Crusader but eventually embraced having been part of American pop culture, died Friday in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, according to multiple reports.
For his part, Letts — who has been typecast lately as politicians and professors — brings his now-signature brand of presentness to a role that may seem softer and more vulnerable than usual, but only on its most seemingly benign surface.
Behind Their Films If the performance typecast him as a roguish megalomaniac, there was still no shortage of roles for Boothe.
GIF To be fair, Matthew Crawley could have easily typecast Stevens.
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Definition of typecast for English Language Learners
: to always give (an actor or actress) the same kind of role : to cause people to think that (an actor or actress) should always play the same kind of role
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