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Morgan Smith-Goodwin

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Morgan Smith-Goodwin, a talented American actress, was born and raised in Cullman, Alabama. She pursued her passion for acting by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Birmingham–Southern College. Following graduation, she made her way to New York City to further her career in the performing arts.
Smith showcased her talent in New York in various theatrical productions, including the original cast of the Off-Broadway show “Freckleface Strawberry.” However, her breakthrough came when she was selected to portray Red, the iconic “Wendy’s Girl,” in television commercials for Wendy’s restaurants from 2012 to 2016. Her portrayal, complete with dyed “orangey red” hair, captivated audiences nationwide.
Smith’s success led her to Los Angeles, California, where she secured a series regular role as Shelby Fox in the NBC reboot of “Coach,” alongside Craig T. Nelson. Despite the series not being picked up, Smith’s career flourished. She showcased her versatility by recurring as Candi Caruso in Seasons 5 and 6 of “Veep,” and portraying Agent Alison Rhymer in the Netflix series “Messiah.”
In addition to her professional achievements, Smith has a fulfilling personal life. She is married to David Ridgway “Dave” Goodwin, who manages Gramercy Tavern in New York City. The couple splits their time between Los Angeles and New York City, balancing their busy schedules with their personal life.
Smith’s journey from the stages of Alabama to the screens of Hollywood exemplifies her dedication, talent, and versatility in the entertainment industry.