costar

or co-star

[ noun koh-stahr; verb koh-stahr ]
/ noun ˈkoʊˌstɑr; verb ˈkoʊˈstɑr /

noun

a performer, especially an actor or actress, who shares star billing with another.
a performer whose status is slightly below that of a star.

verb (used without object), co·starred, co·star·ring.

to share star billing with another performer.
to receive billing of slightly less status than that of a star.

verb (used with object), co·starred, co·star·ring.

to present (two or more actors) as having equal billing or prominence.
to present as having slightly less status than that of a star.

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Origin of costar

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; co- + star
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