I have been thinking about this a lot lately. As a female performer and also a fierce believer of equality in the workplace, I have always introduced my profession as being an "actor." More and more I am "corrected" by the people that I am talking to with "I think you mean 'actress'". It was my understanding that the term "actress" was outdated, and now it was more politically correct to say "female actor," "male actor." Personally, I prefer the latter. I feel that by using the same word to describe us all it puts us on an equal playing field; the word "actress" just sounds less professional and serious to me--as if I'm still the little girl I was when I was 3 dreaming of being a big performer one day (not that there was anything wrong with that). I'm curious to know: Females: what do you introduce your profession as? What else have people heard the most?