Henry plays a Southern lady with a big smile and a bigger personality. She is the commercial’s spokesperson, discussing Popeye’s fried chicken and her spicy chicken recipes.
According to the company, the lady could be a mother, grandmother, chef, cashier, or the CEO of Popeye’s. The Company’s global brand manager, Dick Lynch, said:
“We leave it vague; it is really in the eye of the beholder. But we want her to embody Louisiana culture.”
Popeye Louisiana Kitchen has 2500 restaurants across 47 states and 27 countries. In Korea, rice and red beans are not sold at Popeye’s since the Koreans eat red beans only in sweetened form for desserts.
In Turkey, Popeye also sells calamari. In Singapore, most locals prefer ‘Rock sugar honey lime chicken’. Those at the Asian outlets go most for Popeye’s chicken burger.
The commercials are shown during major sporting and entertainment events, and despite the controversy surrounding junk foods, this food chain is rapidly expanding.
This is due in part to actress Deidrie Henry, whose million-dollar contagious smile and smooth southern twang have left the audience speechless.
It has also helped Deidrie Henry, who earns 5% for every commercial slot that the company takes.
Who is Annie?
Deidrie Henry is a trained pilot. She had planned to work for Eastern Airlines, but when the airline closed in 1991, Deidrie Henry decided to try her hand at acting.
She then returned to Atlanta for it. She also worked as an actress in New York and Oregon.
Deidrie Henry spent four years in Oregon working in the theater (Shakespeare), before moving to Paris for a year. She then returned to Los Angeles in 2004. She debuted on television in 1997.
Her career skyrocketed when she was in Los Angeles. She toured the country for a year and a half working at theaters in Seattle, Berkeley, and Philadelphia.
What happened to the Popeyes lady?
Popeyes lady (Deidrie Henry), is a professional actress who started her acting career in the theater. The actress has been part of more than dozens of TV series.
However, people often know her as the Popeyes Lady. Deidrie has been playing Annie in Popeyes Chicken advertisements since 2009.
She served as the brand’s official spokesperson in television commercials. Annie has helped the brand find its identity in the American market.
However, the actress was born in Barbados, not Louisiana. Her parents came to America for a better future, and she grew up in Atlanta. The promising actress and fast-food restaurant spokesperson currently resides in Los Angeles.
Surprisingly, Diedrie holds a degree in aeronautical science. The actress trained as a pilot in the early 1990s, but her dream was dashed when Eastern Airlines went out of business the year after she graduated.
Recent Chicken memes And commercials
Popeyes chicken commercials can be seen all over Louisiana, as it is one of the top fast-food chains. However, with the success of top-caliber, the fast-food chain also gets marketing through memes on social media.
People use memes to express their opinions about the food served at the restaurant. The brand was once hyped in the 2019s when many consumers judged the quality of their food through memes.
In 2024, the chicken brand is planning to double its footprint.