Is the Redhead in the Wendy’s Commercials Related to Dave Thomas?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on May 4, 2013

Could you please tell me if the redhead in the Wendy’s commercials is Dave Thomas’ granddaughter?
Ina N. Good, Gastonia, N.C.

Actress-singer Morgan Smith, 28, a native of Cullman, Ala., is no relation to the late Thomas. She starred in her first play at 14 in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and in 2004 the theater major was crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern College. Smith has starred in the Off-Broadway production of “Freckleface Strawberry” and appeared in the TV shows “Boardwalk Empire” and “How To Make It in America.” Her character in the Wendy’s commercials has become known for saying the campaign’s tagline, “Now that’s better.”