Morgan Smith (actress)

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Morgan Smith Goodwin
Born (1985-03-29) March 29, 1985 (age 34)
EducationBirmingham-Southern College
Spouse(s)Dave Goodwin

Morgan Smith-Goodwin (born March 29, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known as Red, the "Wendy's Girl".[1]

Life and career[edit]

Smith-Goodwin entered Birmingham-Southern College to study musical theater. After receiving her degree there, she moved to New York City, where she had performed in concerts, readings, and benefits. She was an original cast member of the Off-Broadway production, Freckleface Strawberry.[2]

Smith-Goodwin appeared as the lead in the Birmingham, Alabama, production of Sweet Charity during October 2011.[2][3] She is currently based in New York City. Smith-Goodwin also appeared in the 2006 drama Circumstance directed by Lena Khan.[4]

Smith-Goodwin gained national attention when she was selected to be the face of Wendy's Restaurants' current advertising campaign, titled Now That's Better.[5] Television commercials carrying that theme began airing in April 2012.[1] Naturally a dark blonde, her hair was dyed "orangey red" for the commercial role.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is married to Dave Goodwin, manager of Gramercy Tavern in New York City.[2][6][7]


  1. ^ a b c Scordo, Lizbeth (July 16, 2014). "Just Who Is That Wendy's Girl?". Yahoo! News. Retrieved July 19, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Harvey, Alec (September 30, 2011). "Birmingham Exam: Morgan Smith, star of Red Mountain Theatre's 'Sweet Charity'". The Birmingham News. Birmingham, AL. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  3. ^ "Sweet Charity". Red Mountain Theater Company of Birmingham. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  4. ^ "Morgan Smith". Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  5. ^ Harvey, Alec (June 4, 2012). "Birmingham's Morgan Smith is new face of Wendy's advertisements". The Birmingham News. Birmingham, AL. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  6. ^ Miller, Fred (January 24, 2013). "Morgan Smith Goodwin is the Wendy's Girl". Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  7. ^ Clothier, Gary (August 6, 2014). "Ask Mr. Know It All". The Vindicator. Youngstown, OH. Retrieved January 16, 2015.

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