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Birth NameDeidrie Nicole Maria Henry
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Deidrie Henry, who was born in Barbados where she lived until her family moved to Atlanta when she was 10, originally thought she would be flying the friendly skies after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla. But after graduating with a degree in Aeronautical Science, her plans of working for Eastern Airlines came to an end as the airline folded in 1991. This turn of events actually put her on the trajectory of becoming an actress. From acting in Atlanta, Henry went to New York, from New York to Oregon where she did Shakespeare for four years and from there off to Paris where she lived for a year prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2004. Things quickly progressed while in the Los Angeles and Henry traveled the country for a year and a half performing at various theaters in Berkeley, Seattle, and Philadelphia and when she returned, landed the role in Dael Orlandersmith's 'Yellowman' where she won multiple awards including Best Actress. Later in her career, she won the hearts of millions on the small screen appearing as the beloved Southern Belle spokeswomen 'Annie' for the Popeye's Chicken Restaurant chain.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Douglas Dickerson (12 December 2014 - present) (1 child)

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Best known for her protrayal of the lovable "Annie" on the Popeyes Chicken television commercials.

Trivia (4)

Born in Barbados, she and her family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when she was 10.
Her career began as a corporate pilot, but plans of working for Eastern Airlines came to a finished as the airline folded in 1991, after which she tried her hand, and proved to be very promising, at acting.
She is a staunch liberal Democrat as well as a Civil and Women's Rights Activist.
She has appeared as the female leads in such acclaimed stage productions as 'A Raisin in the Sun'. 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill'. She has also appeared in Shakespearean roles as well as being seen in various Off-Broadway, Nightclub, and Dinner Theatre venues.

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